A Beautiful Golfarang Design Antique Persian Senneh Hallway Runner Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – The antique Persian Senneh rugs are usually very fine and tend to boast more intricate and busy patterns. This is because of the fact that many of these magnificent Persian rugs were some of the finest quality rugs ever made in the world of antique rugs.
But this specific piece takes a different approach. This antique Persian hallway runner rug features the iconic golfarang rug design that we normally associate with the antique Persian Bidjar rugs. This is usually indicative of someone seeing an area rug style that they like and then turn to a rug dealer to make a custom rug based on the colors and design they saw and size they need. The end result, in this case, is one truly remarkably artistic and beautiful one-of-a-kind rug that can work in almost any setting.
The word “Golfarang” translates to “foreign flower”. What they mean is that the floral rug designs consist of flower blossoms that we do not normally associate with Persia or with Persian art. Here we can see the floral bouquets are more romantic and featured more rounded roses that are far more inline with what we normally would expect to see in the antique French rugs. This aspect to the design and the fact that rug size is so unique, further support the idea that this was a one of those custom made area rugs when is was first created.
If you are looking to buy area rugs for your home, but you are looking for rugs that more eclectic and versatile then this long antique Persian Senneh golfarang design runner rug would make a phenomenal option. It has the colors that we expect to see in the more captivating rustic rugs but the design is far more western and romantic. That plus the wonderful use of larger scale designs and softer colors make it an easy rug to place.