Carpet Northwest Persia Circa 1925 lot 88
|Sanandaj is a major busling city of close to
400,000 people. It is the largest predominantly Kurdish city in Iran
and is the capital of the
province of Kurdestan. The people of Sanandaj are predominiently Sineyi
or Sine'i kurds of the Sorani or Centeral Kurdish group.
Sennah, Senneh, Sana, Sanandaj or Sanandag.
Senneh is one of a small handful of Persian cities
with an appreciable carpet production before the modern commercial
carpet period began. For a discussion of Senneh carpet production
before 1870 see Leonard
M. Helfgott's Ties
That Bind pages 135, 209, and 221. What we see from a variety
of sources is that weaving in Senneh dates back into at least the
classical [period and perhaps much longer.