Senneh Rugs

Plain Senneh rugs in direct comparison

Type Persian Rugs
Location Northwest of Iran (former Persia)
Typical Knot Density 150.000 - 250.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Robust, geometric patterns

Most of the rugs knotted by the Kurdish minority are coarse rugs that are ideal for everyday use because they are robust and durable.

However, those from the provincial capital of Kurdistan are finer in their design and have a certain elegance. Senneh rugs come from Sanandaj, whose old name Senneh gave the rugs their name. Senneh carpets are appreciated beyond the borders of the country and their patterns are quite classic. The Herati pattern, for example, or the boteh are common. The colours used are those that are characteristic of Kurdish rugs dark blue and red. Fine wool yarn is used for the pile, while warp and weft are made of simpler cotton.

Further Examples

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 170 Senneh rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.

Location - where do Senneh carpets come from?

This type of rug is made in the provincial capital of Kurdestan, Sanandaj.

Categories of Persian Rugs

Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
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Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.
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Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
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Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
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Rugs knotted in Kurdish style and known for their firm pile.
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Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
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Rugs with an excellent reputation and a far-reaching tradition.
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Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
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Different designs, which originate from the probably holiest place of Iran.
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Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
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Typically, these rugs are kept in red and blue.
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Rugs with mostly geometric patterns from the provincial capital of Kurdistan.
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