View Our Extensive Collection of Khotan Rugs from East Turkestan
Khotan Rugs - Antique rugs from the city of Khotan have a style that is all their own. These exceptional rugs make the legends of Marco Polo and the Silk Road come alive. Khotan is an oasis and an age-old center for international design. From the ornate borders and grand medallions to the stunning repeating patterns, each carpet from Khotan captures a cosmopolitan style that is different than all the other rugs produced in East Turkestan. The city has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences.
The pomegranate, whether it is depicted as an elegant shrub with symmetric branches or an exquisite seed-filled fruit, is the most important and iconic regional symbol. These local symbols are often paired with faraway accents from Buddhists in the east and Islamic groups in the west. The exquisite rugs of Khotan harmoniously balance contrasting styles while turning them into local icons. Stylistically speaking, the rugs of Khotan are the product of a rich culture and an abundance of decorative influences.
Khotan Rugs were produced in the city of Khotan which is Located in Eastern Turkestan. Khotan produced fine rugs in the 18th and 19th centuries. Catering to a wide variety of tastes Khotan rugs straddle Chinese and western Oriental elements in their design. Space fillers are commonly used in Khotan rugs mimicking western Oriental designs while the central composition often borrows Chinese styles. The palette ranges from rich colors to soft pastels. Given their strong geometric and abstract drawing Khotan rugs are well suited for contemporary modern décor.
Khotan Rugs have been coveted by the top interior decorators for the past few years. Almost every interior design magazine that showcases high-end design projects will feature at least one, if not several Khotan Rugs. By the looks of things, Khotan rugs and carpets are here to stay!
Below you will find more history and information that pertains to the rugs from Khotan as well as our collection of these breathtaking works of art.
Khotan rugs hail from East Turkestan, a central hub along the silk route for 1000s of years. Due to its geographical proximity to both Persian and China, Khotan rugs feature predominantly stylized geometric arrangements of traditional Persian motifs that incorporate Chinese design elements. This forked derivation of design allows Khotan rugs a decorative appeal that can adapt to many different tastes and decors.
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65 Rugs Found in Khotan Rugs
Featuring strong colors and bold tribal patterns, this Khotanese carpet clearly shows that designs from nomadic tribes and Caucasian traders reached carpet weavers in Asia.
Created in East Turkestan, this magnificent antique rug from Khotan depicts a formal pendant-flanked medallion that is set over a beautifully patterned background.
This ancient Khotan rug
from East Turkestan features pastel colors and a gently asymmetrical design
Crafted in the Silk Road oasis of Khotan, this diminutive antique scatter rug from East Turkestan displays a bold medallion accompanied by graphic border devices.
Three small floral medallions float across a field covered with an intricate diagonal fretwork or basketry design on this striking antique Khotan from East Turkestan.
This elegant antique Oriental Khotan rug
from East Turkestan has a masterful opposition of dense patterning with deep color set against light, open space.
In addition to showing its age so beautifully, this captivating Khotan carpet boasts a remarkable dragon design.
This elegant antique rug created in Khotan, East Turkestan, circa 1900 features a stark ogival medallion rendered in a bold combination of high-contrast colors.
A geometric Khotan rug
with a monochromatic, neutral color scheme.
This Charming antique Khotan rug from East Turkestan is characterized by a simple, tribal-inspired design, as well as a particularly beautiful patina.
This splendid antique Khotan rug from East Turkestan features a stunning pattern of branching pomegranate shrubs that embody the cosmopolitan Silk Road style.
Woven in East Turkestan, this rug represents an exquisite combination of Asian-fretwork, Tibetan clouds and other regional elements.
A magnificent antique Oriental Khotan that epitomizes classic East Turkestan rug design.
This charming antique Khotan rug from East Turkestan is brimming with the qualities most sought after in such pieces, including a monochromatic pallet and a utilization of tribal symbols.
This elegant Khotan carpet adapts the classic 'hundred and one gifts' design.
This Khotan rug
features the most beautiful elements of 17th century Turkish design.
Although an antique Khotan from East Turkestan, the design of this lovely rug is derived from Ersari Beshir Turkoman weaving further west.
A delightful clash of Central Asian village and nomadic culture, this rug is checkered by complex designs faded with age.
This unique decorative antique Khotan Oriental carpet is hand-made in East Turkestan.
Produced along the Silk Road, antique Khotans like this blend the designs of middle eastern carpets with those of China.
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