Ensi or Engsi Oriental Rugs

Lavar Kerman Prayer Rug, late 19th or early 20th century, urn, tree, and floral patterns on ivory ground under red mihrab

p4A ItemID F7983285
Persian Carpet, early 20th century, possibly Bijar, rows of interconnected designs on cobalt ground

p4A ItemID F7975068
Antique Sarouk Carpet, late 19th-early 20th century, probably Lilihan, willow and vine designs on red field

p4A ItemID F7974513
OUSHAK CARPET, orange and red field with various floral and geometric designs, "Abraham Moheban & Son, Inc., New York" tag

p4A ItemID F7962272

Ensi Rugs

Ensi, Engsh (Turkish). Translated in Turkish “ensi” or “engsi” (or in Persian “pardeh” or “purdah”) means curtain and is used when describing a felt or pile rug hung over the door of Turkoman tents. The pile of an ensi design usually includes four compartments with divisions creating a cross or “khatch” in the center of the rug.


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