Antique Khotan Rug 44997

Size: 11 ft 3 in x 16 ft (3.43 m x 4.88 m)

Woven in East Turkestan during the late 19th Century, this exceptional carpet features a trellis of branching pomegranate motifs. Orange branches set over a rare blue-green field add to the powerful presence of this antique carpet.

Khotan Rug, East Turkestan, Late 19th Century – In the traditional Khotan style, this antique carpet is framed by multiple sets of borders each featuring a distinct design, including detailed rosettes, a pinyin wan fretwork pattern and symbolic scrolling borders enhanced by detailed amulets. Polychrome borders complement the oxidized blue-green field, which features an archetypal pomegranate pattern with angular branches and harmonious parallel symmetry. Detailed pomegranate fruits decorated with individual seeds woven in a combination of red and oxidized orange represent one of Khotan’s most iconic designs and prosperity symbols.

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