Antique Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: Late 19th century – Inspired by designs from Inner Mongolia and the Far East, this traditional antique Khotan rug from East Turkestan, depicts an elegant ogival medallion, auspicious geometric stars, fretwork spandrels and outstanding pinyin-wan borders. The monochromatic camel light brown or taupe colored field creates a soft background that highlights the stark fretwork motifs and bold crimson medallion. Wide crimson inner borders decorated with elegant rosettes offset the neutral background featured in the field while complementing the ornate main borders, which feature an endless maze of pinyin-wan motifs rendered in a clear hue of ultramarine blue. Created in East Turkestan during the mid to late 19th century, this delightful antique rug embraces the stylish simplicity of traditional Eastern designs. While this piece may be small in size, it’s artistic impact is breathtaking in every aspect and fiber of its being. A truly beautiful example of what textile art is all about.