In the Kurdish province of western Iran lies the city of Sanandaj (formerly Senneh), the birthplace of the Seneh rug. These rugs are known for their delicate designs and fine weave, considered to be the most sophisticated of all Kurdish rugs. Incorporating intricate versions of the boteh motif (curling leaf) or the herati, the patterns are interlocked and repeated throughout the rug.
Seneh rugs incorporate thread in the weft which produces a spotted backside. Scarlet and onyx are used in the designs, although modern day versions infuse more neutral tones. This contemporary Seneh beautifully displays the boteh motif scrolling around floral designs. The navy backdrop is a solid knod to a historic palette featuring detailed handiwork.