Superlative in its style and sophisticated composition, this elegant antique rug from Khotan, East Turkestan, features a formal medallion decorated with ogival outlines and repeating roundels. The elegant composition includes a variety of secondary medallions and formal emblems that are set over the rosy pink field. Articulated fretwork spandrels frame the corners of the field while continuing the traditional Eastern style of this elegant antique rug. The elaborate borders depict an elegant combination of scepter-shaped ruyi motifs arranged at reciprocating angles. These bold motifs create a formal enclosure rendered in a style that is intimately associated with East Turkestan and the city of Khotan. Like many regional rugs, this elegant carpet features a sophisticated color scheme that includes soft rosy pinks, buttery yellows and bold chocolaty browns.