A Remarkable Antique Soft Color Khotan Area Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – Flowing lines define the majority of this Khotan rug’s presence, and the relatively simple color palette results in strong points of contrast where the colors meet. A light gold hue defines the background of this East Turkestan rug, and dark shades of brown and blue meet at various points to weave wavy lines. These lines vary in their presentation and arrangement, resulting in an almost royal configuration, like beautiful detailing on a limestone wall. Three round shapes define the space at the center of the antique rug, moving down, their own interiors filled with varying floral elements. The inner border, which features the iconic Greek key or running dog pattern is beautifully rendered and adds a sense of calm and order to the overall composition.