Antique Persian Senneh KilimRug #5151
Persian Antique Senneh Kilim Mihrab design All Wool
This Persian Senneh kilim is published in;
THE PERSIAN CARPET, ‘The Fabric of Life’, Essie Sakhai, Woodbridge, 2008.
pl. 261, pp. 318-319.
This rare fine Senneh ghileem prayer rug from the late-19th century.
Senneh ghileems represent a unique type of Persian slit-tapestry in that they are not
only very fine and pliable, but they also reproduce the delicate wrought detail of
Senneh floral pile rugs. The earliest group of such pieces to have survived date from
the late-18th and early-19th centuries and in some cases were formed into coats, cloaks
and sashes. The origins of the moharramat or cane design, as seen within the mihrab
of this prayer rug, can be found in textile designs; indeed, in his essay on early Senneh
ghileems published in Hali magazine in 1986 (n. 31, pp. 42ff.), ‘The Qajar Kilims of
Sehna’, Yanni Petsopoulos illustrates a detail of a Kerman wool brocade dating from
the late-17th to early-18th century (pl. 8), which has a very closely related floral
meander within vertical bands as seen here. In the same author’s large monograph on
eastern slit-tapestries, Kilims, he illustrates a Senneh ghileem (pl. 350) with virtually
identical field pattern and series of borders, with the central one having the familiar red
and ivory barber’s pole design, although this does not have a mihrab. In judging the
age and quality of this Senneh ghileem, it is worth noting that the earliest examples
have an almost papery fineness, a wider variety of more intense colours, and more
fluid, curvilinear elements than later examples.
Persian Antique Senneh Kilim. This piece was handwoven in Senneh, Iran.
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