Fine Persian Senneh (Sanandaj) Carpet – Gol Farangi

Rug #292
Size: 332 x 246 cm / 10.9 x 8.1 ft
Handwoven in: 

Fine Persian Senneh Gol Farangi Carpet Allover design Fine Wool


The term Gol Farangi  literally means foreign flower, seemingly based on motifs or patterns seen in 18th and 19th century French Savonnerie and Aubusson carpets. The orientalised design is dominated by stylised, rectilinear cabbage roses invariably seen in clusters of three flower heads and related foliage.

This particular pattern, consisting of an offset repeat of an irregular cartouche containing sprays of stylised roses (gul farangi), was obviously popular, and continues to be so judging from the number of times it is encountered in Senneh weavings and  woven in other weaving centres. This pattern is particularly present from the early 20th century onwards.. The pattern itself is derived from an established European textile pattern, the shape and outlining of each cartouche retaining a strong flavour of 18th century French rococo design.


Fine Persian Senneh Gol Farangi Carpet. This piece was handwoven in Sanandaj (Senneh) , Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.