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Persian knot

noun

Sehna knot

or Senna knot

[sen-uh not] /ˈsɛn ə ˌnɒt/
noun
1.
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 called Persian knot.
Compare Ghiordes knot.
Origin of Sehna knot
variant of Sinneh, name of Persian town
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