A very rare and exceptional pair of antique Senneh runners from the north-west or Persia, circa 1870-1880 with stunning natural dyes from this period. One runner measures 676 x 120 cm and the other is 673 x 120 cm. The delicate all over shrub design on the main field with an ivory background, it has been executed beautifully. Crisp colours and a soft high wool pile, this pair of runners are a rare masterpiece of weaving from this era. The smaller minor borders are lovely rich reds, with a darker blue almost black main border, flowing green small vines and red flowers make up the design. In unbelievable condition, magnificent wool with a lush wool pile.
A single runner of the same type and quality sold at Christies auction in 2018 for £15,000 plus premium.