18th Century Pomegranate Khotan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: East Turkestan, Circa Date: 18th Century – This beautiful pomegranate design antique Khotan rug was woven during the 18th century in East Turkestan. It intricately features bright colors and a variety of motifs, including a floral design which is reminiscent of the traditional Mina Khani rug design pattern.
This gorgeous antique carpet stands out with its vibrant and happy array of bright colors throughout the tribal rug design. Its varied palette of rusty reds, blues and golds combine to create an breathtaking display. The elaborate design has been drafted to create an asymmetrical angled effect which adds to the overall artistic appeal and impact.
The focal point of this magnificent small size antique pomegranate Khotan rug is the large field of semi geometric flowers in the center. The rusty red background provides a rich foundation for the multi-colored blossoms throughout the design. There is an appealing regularity to the pattern itself, and the intricate vines and the ever changing hues make it come alive.
This rare and beautiful antique Oriental rug is enhanced by its multi layered ram’s head border which frames this piece so perfectly. Swirly motifs surrounded by a row of diagonal lines combine to evoke a rainy day or sun rays peeking through a sky full of clouds. The most prominent row of the rug’s border features simple shapes and broad open spaces of color, and its use of red and gold speak of elegance. The outermost edges are relatively subtle compared to the rest of the rug, but they tie it all together with luxurious simplicity.
The more one spends time with with this breathtaking pomegranate design antique Khotan Rug, the more he or she will grow to appreciate just how magnificent and rare this carpet truly is. Though it was woven over 150 years, it can easily be incorporated in both a classic or modern interior design setting. It’s versatility and beauty are sure to make a positive impact in any home that is lucky enough to house this spectacular example!