Breathtaking Silk and Wool Antique Persian Senneh Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – Nothing beats the luxuriousness of a silk and wool rug such as this finely woven antique Persian Senneh rug. This small size rug is exquisite in the intricacy of its design, the harmony of the colors used and its hints of its tribal origins. This antique Persian rug stands out for its use of balance in design and color.
The artist who created this magnificent silk and wool antique Persian Senneh rug, balanced the ground with the main outer border. This was mostly achieved by using small intricate designs in the ground and similarly colored larger motifs in the border. The central rug medallion is modest and is all set by concentric squares using alternating dark and light backgrounds.
This beautiful antique carpet is the combination of thousands of years of tribal weaving tradition. This tradition is rich in the use of design symbols to can display special meanings within the antique rugs themselves. The most prominent symbol in this silk and wool antique Persian Senneh rug is the floral iris design that is used in the outer borders. If you look closely, you will find a the boteh paisley designs among many others. The meaning of the symbols varies from region to region and each one adds an additional layer of interest and intrigue.