The look: Sanandaj (Senneh) rugs and carpets are one of the best quality of Kurdish rugs.The pattern of Sanandaj (Senneh) rugs are almost always geometric. The rug has a similar pattern as a Bijar. The medallions are usually hexagons, sometimes with steps that is a single diamond medallion in center on a detail background. These medallions are often concentric, smaller medallions within larger ones. Sanandaj rugs and carpets have Herati design pattern. Another design woven by Sanandaj weavers is an all-over boteh.
The general feel for quality: The quality of Sanandaj (Senneh) rugs are excellent. The older ones are extremely valuable and durable. The Majorty of Sanandaj rugs and carpets are vegetable dyed.
Shape and style: Sanandaj rugs have different sizes and the majority of them are mid size (4×6 to 8×10 feet). You can also find large rugs up to (10 x 18 feet).
Color: Dark red is predominate color, with the ivory color being a beautiful contrast. The most common background colors used in Senneh rugs are cherry red, navy, black, brown, ocher and beige. The frequently used motif colors are yellow, red, light green, orange and white. There are other colors, which exist, in newer carpets such as soft green, blue and brown.
Pile texture: Soft wool, thin, tight piles.
Foundation: Warps are mostly cotton,wefts either cotton or wool.
Solomon’s finest sources: Sanandaj is the capital city of the state Kurdestan in western Iran. The old name of Sanandaj was Senneh. Sanandaj has a population about 750,000 people. This city lies between two mountains named Abidar and Kochka-Rash. Sanandaj has many historical monuments and buildings. One of the mmanuments is Moshir Divan Building.
The Moshir Divan Building dates back to the Qajar era, and it used to serve as the judiciary headquarters. Built after the seven firmaments, it has seven courtyards, each with a separate pool. The Moshir Divan Buildings is regarded as an example of buildings known as Kolah Farangi.