Sehna knot


Sehna knot
/sen"euh/
a hand-tied knot, used in rug weaving, in which the ends of yarn looped around a warp thread appear at each of the interstices between adjacent threads and produce a compact and relatively even pile effect.
Also, Senna knot. Also called Persian knot. Cf. Ghiordes knot.
[var. of Sinneh, name of Persian town]

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  • sehna knot — noun or senna knot Usage: usually capitalized S : a knot used in making carpets and rugs in which the yarn ends appear at the surface with one on each side of the adjacent yarns of warp around which they are twisted compare ghiordes knot * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghiordes knot — noun Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: from Gördes (Ghiordes), Turkey : a knot used in making carpets and rugs in which the two ends of pile yarn appear together at the surface between the two adjacent warp yarns around which they are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ghiordes knot — a hand tied knot, used in rug weaving, in which the parallel ends of looped yarn alternate with two threads of warp, producing an uneven pile effect. Also called Turkish knot. Cf. Sehna knot. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Persian knot. — See Sehna knot. * * * …   Universalium

  • Senna knot. — See Sehna knot. * * * …   Universalium

  • senna knot — Usage: usually capitalized S variant of sehna knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Persian knot. — See Sehna knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Senna knot. — See Sehna knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • rug and carpet — Any decorative textile normally made of a thick material and intended as a floor covering. Floor coverings made of plaited rushes date from the 5th or 4th millennium BC. Carpets were first made in central and western Asia as coverings for earthen …   Universalium

  • Persian carpet — a handwoven carpet or rug produced in Iran and characterized by fine warp and filling yarns, a usually tight, even pile made with the Sehna knot, and a variety of floral, foliate, animal, and avian designs woven in rich, harmonious colors. Also… …   Universalium