A Beautiful, Rare and Collectible 1800’s Khotan Saf Prayer rug from East Turkestan Prayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: 19th century – This magnificent Khotan Saf prayer rug, from East Turkestan features 5 different mihrab fields surrounded by a border that contains both geometric and floral elements. This beautiful antique Khotan rug was produced in the 1800’s and its colors remain brilliant and bright.
The uniformity of the border gives the entire design of the antique rug a sense of balance, even though each of the prayer niches are different. Each of the prayer niches stands as a beautiful piece of artistry all on its own. Each features a different design that gives them an individual character and charm.
The beautiful red, blue, salmon, and tan of this rare antique Khotan saf prayer rug create contrast without being overpowering. This gives the Khotan prayer rug a balanced look and feel as a whole, and in its individual elements. One of the most interesting characteristics of this East Turkestan prayer saf rug is that each of the mihrab uses a different basis for its central rug design pattern. Three of them are and all over design. One of them is based on two medallions and the other uses a more formal medallion design. This demonstrates the skill of the artist and their knowledge of rug design.
This is a truly unique antique Khotan saf prayer rug from East Turkestan that is also functional at the same time. It is a beautiful piece of artwork with a masterful use of color and design elements. This exquisite historical oriental rug would make a beautiful addition to any home for its artistic beauty, or perhaps a place of worship. Its historical design will hold a distinguished place in many different interior decor settings.