Arresting Gold Antique Khotan Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This magnificent Khotan carpet with a golden background was produced around the year 1900. Khotan rugs are from a city that was once an important trading center. Carpets from the region combine Asian design schemes with vivid colors.
Khotan rugs were influenced by Asian, Persian and Turkish designs. This allowed them to create a unique design character by incorporating these elements and unique color combinations. You will often find Chinese fret patterns, Greek key borders and graceful flowers in the design. Field colors are typically blue, red, golden yellow or ivory. The colors are rich and often incorporate striking medallions in the center.
This antique rug has a design and color combination that comes together in a striking visual effect. The golden color of the background makes the reds used in the central medallion stand out in an almost sublime way. You can see Asian-style borders in the corners and a “key” design in the border. You can also find simple floral motifs throughout the field, as well.
The unusual color combination of this East Turkestan carpet is one of the features that makes it a beautiful piece to add interest to the room. It would work well in an Asian-themed room or a Bohemian design. It has a rich, formal quality that would also allow it to blend with a traditional décor scheme, too. Khotan carpets also work well as cozy, informal tribal rugs.
The many design influences that came together to create the uniqueness of Khotan carpets also gives them tremendous versatility as a design element. This beautiful carpet would make the perfect addition to any room and would fit in with a number of different décor styles.