Antique Navy Blue Pomegranate Design Khotan Rug 49483

Size: 5 ft 7 in x 10 ft 9 in (1.7 m x 3.28 m)

Beautiful Antique Navy Blue Pomegranate Design Khotan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: East Turkestan, Circa Date: 1900 – This vibrant antique Khotan rug features the iconic all-over pomegranate design motif. The rust colored pomegranate design is featured in warm rusty red tones that are offset and really pop against the elegant blue colored background of the rug’s main field.

The pomegranate motifs in antique Oriental rugs were used to denote fertility and bounty. In this rug, the fruits, branches, leaves and floral blossoms of the pomegranate design are arranged in a symmetrical and geometric symmetrical grid like pattern.

This tribal and primitive approach to design, celebrates the symbolic significance of the pomegranate while also using the pattern as a decorative design element to craft elaborate, artful shapes within the repeating pattern. This sophisticated design is a perfectly balanced example of abstract folk art that is both rich in symbolism and executed with imaginative flourishes.

The borders which frame and encircles the main field consists of four patterned bands. The first inner guard border mostly features cream diagonal lines which set a barrier between the field on the rest of the borders that radiate outwards.

The next main guard border of this beautiful pomegranate design Khotan rug is comprised by an abstract treatment of a botanical symbol that is beautifully rendered to create a geometric flowing pattern. The flowers are joined by leaf laden vine scroll stems in diagonal lines, lending it the feeling of motion.

The third guard border band features a meandering Greek key Pinyin design in a bright golden yellow. The final band in the border uses leaves to form a chevron design in the same burnt rusts, creams and blue of the center pattern. This mirroring of the colors creates a feeling of completion as well as a scene of order and balance.

Though this antique navy blue pomegranate design Khotan rug it well over 100 years old, it has a distinctly modern feel. This is why most decorators love incorporating them in interior designs that are modern, traditional or transitional.

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