Beautiful Navy Blue Antique Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: Early 20th Century – This antique Khotan carpet was made in East Turkestan in the early 20th century. This beautiful blue colored rug utilizes an adaptation of the classic “hundred and one gifts” design, which is visible in the central field of the antique rug.
Unlike some other antique rugs, none of the design elements in this rug are abstracted, creating a very visually interesting design that utilizes heavily contrasting colors. The main ground throughout this magnificent navy blue antique Khotan rug is a rich navy blue and the main imagery within the central field is shown in a bright ivory color. There are multiple borders within the rug, with the outermost one featuring a classically-inspired design. The inner border that frames the interior design itself is a more solid border of the bright cream color.
Between these two borders, there are nature inspired elements including representations of various leaves and some trees and utilizes multiple colors. There are softer, lighter blues within this design as well as a warm brown that contrasts well with the the navy blue ground. These nature elements add a softness that help the central design stand out while framing the main field of the navy blue antique Khotan rug extremely nicely. The use of concentric borders draws the eye toward the central design without taking away from it.
The central design of this navy blue antique Khotan rug has three main elements and consists of several different colors, with the main one being the creamy ivory color. These designs are weaved very complex, and their intricate and delicate weaving showcases the skill required to create these magnificent antique Oriental carpets.