Beautiful Rare Rustic Room Size Antique Khotan Rug 46826
Drawn in a strong Kazak-influenced style, this extraordinary antique Khotan carpet features a stunning allover repeating pattern enclosed by lavish blossom borders.
A Rare Larger Room Size Tribal and Rustic Antique Crab Border Khotan Rug, Rug Origin: East Turkestan, Woven Circa Date: 1920 – The rustic reddish color background and tribal design of this antique East Turkestan Khotan rug is the perfect for those who are looking for captivating rustic rugs. The city of Khotan was once a bustling cosmopolitan center along the famed Silk Road. It is located at the intersection of several major world cultures and art from this area demonstrates the intersection where East meets West.
This antique East Turkestan rug was produced during the first quarter of the 20th century, at a time just before the great Ottoman Empire was about to meet its demise and break into the modern states that exist today. The tribal designs at the center of the Khotan rug, combined with the famed harshang crab design in the border, are reminiscent of the iconic antique Caucasian rugs. This is not surprising to see in the antique rugs from Khotan. This is mostly due to the fact that weavers of these magnificent area rugs were influenced by designs and patterns from all across the silk road. That is what makes this beautiful rugs so unique and special. They all have a touch of influence from different areas incorporated into their designs an colors but they all still retain that special Khotan feel that is unique to them.
While most of the handmade rugs from Khotan will be found in long and narrow gallery sizes, this one is more unique in that it is a room size. This make the Khotan an exciting find as it can be placed in a wider range of larger sized rooms.
For people who are buying rugs and are looking for the perfect rug that is special, unique and that will be easy to work around, the more tribal looking rugs of East Turkestan should make the list.