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Antique Khotan Oriental Rug 44634

Size: 4 ft 7 in x 7 ft 2 in (1.4 m x 2.18 m)

This exceptional antique Khotan is the epitome of tasteful simplicity and restraint.

Antique Khotan, East Turkestan, circa 1900 – This beautiful antique rug — a Khotan made in East Turkestan some time around the turn of the twentieth century — is an exceptional piece that exemplifies the level of artistic discretion exercised by the master craftsmen behind the manufacture of such rugs. In terms of color and design this exceptional antique Khotan is the epitome of tasteful simplicity and restraint. The open empty field is surrounded only by two borders – an inner one with diagonal fretwork, and an outer one with a barber pole pattern arranged in V-shaped, radial chevron configuration around the four cardinal points. But what makes this minimal design work so well is the color scheme. While many antique Khotan rugs boast brighter colors and more intricate designs than this piece, perhaps its uniqueness is what makes it so appealing.

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