Vintage Persian Rug,Originated from Senneh,Geometric Design~1991


This is a beautiful handmade Kurdish oriental carpet that was woven more than thirty years ago in Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan. The design of the carpet is called fish (Mahi or Herati design) and natural materials are used in its texture.


Kurdish Oriental Carpets

Kurdistan is one of the most beautiful provinces of Iran, which has a very green and mountainous nature. The capital of this province, Sanandaj (Senneh), is world-famous for oriental carpet and kilim weaving. Exact information is not available from the beginning of carpet weaving in Kurdistan, but the history of the Sanandaj carpet weaving industry is estimated to be more than one hundred years.

Kurdistan is considered one of the best areas for livestock, especially sheep breeding, due to its vast and smooth pastures. The wool used in the weaving of Sanandaj carpets is usually of the hand-spun type and has a soft, thin, and very high-quality material. Sanandaj is one of the centers for the production of yarns available throughout Iran and is widely used in Sanandaj wool in the weaving of various textiles. Kurdish oriental handmade carpets are divided into three categories: Sanneh carpets, Bijar carpets, nomadic and rural carpets.

Sanandaj Carpets (Senneh Rugs)

The Kurdish people call the city of Sanandaj (Senneh). The city of Sanandaj has a history of more than six thousand years. The texture of small and thick carpets in Sanandaj is more common under the influence of nomadic weavings of this region and their nomadic way of life.

Mahi Design Carpets

Fish design (Mahi design or Herati) is the main design used in Oriental Senneh carpets. Although in the past different designs were woven in this city, today most of the handmade oriental carpets in this city are woven in fish designs.

About this Kurdish Oriental Carpet

This is an almost 30 years old hand-knotted Kurdish oriental carpet woven in Sanandaj (Senneh), center of Kurdistan province of Iran. This carpet is 162 cm long and 137 cm wide. There are more than 160,000 knots per square meter. This carpet is woven by the hands of Kurdish women carpet weaving artists. This oriental  carpet is woven with a symmetric knots. This carpet is woven by hand-spun yarn made from local sheep wool.

The design of this Sanneh rug is called Mahi or Fish. The geometric angles in the design of this carpet are a symbol of the winding paths of the foothills of Kurdistan that nomads cross during migration. Also, the colors used in this oriental rug are natural.

  • No allergenic
  • Natural color
  • Made of best quality natural materials like wool and cotton
  • Unique design

This handmade red Kurdish (Senneh) Oriental carpet is for sale online in CarpetShip online Oriental carpet store. A 30-years-old small hand-knotted Oriental rug made in Sanandaj in Iran.  Find best Oriental rugs & Oriental Carpets from our online carpet store.

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Handmade (Knotted by hand))


Approx 30 years

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