Gorgeous Antique Khotan Runner, Rug Type / Country of Origin: East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: 1920 – Khotan is located in the southern portion of the autonomous region of Xinjiang. This area of Chinese Turkestan is known for producing some of the most unique and most beautiful rugs in the world. They combine Central Asian design and beautiful color combinations. This gorgeous hallway runner rug was created around the 1920’s and features a traditional pattern with soft colors.
The antique Khotan carpets were influenced by the early carpets from Persia and featured latticework designs as a popular theme. The Khotan / East Turkestan area rugs originated in the area that was once a major stop along the famed Silk Road, and many visitors have passed through the city. Each one left its mark on the artwork and rug-making traditions of the area. This vast repertoire inspired rug designs that are unique and demonstrate the artistry of the region.
The designs found in Khotan rugs reflected the natural world around them and the mountains surrounding the city they call home. This one features natural brown hues with red accents. This year, shades of brown and natural earth tones are finding their way into a range of interior design styles. The remarkable antique area rugs from Khotan have a mystique about them that makes them perfect for creating a global feel in traditional interiors. They are also an excellent addition to contemporary rooms.
This rug has a tribal feel that would be perfect for a Boho Chic or tribal-inspired room design. Time has softened the colors of this rug, giving it a timeless feel that would make a beautiful addition to a room full of fine antique furniture. It would also be an excellent addition to Grand Millennial design, where it will add a touch of tradition.
This antique Khotan hallway runner rug from East Turkestan would be an excellent addition to a long, narrow hallway, or to create a pathway in a larger space. It adds a historical feel to the room and will make an elegant addition to any home or office. The colors and pattern of the antique Khotan runner allow endless possibilities for creating balance and inspired interior space.