Long And Narrow Pomegranate Design Antique Khotan Rug , Country of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This antique Khotan rug is from East Turkestan and was woven during the early part of the 20th century. The antique Oriental rug itself is very large, and showcases designs of pomegranate vine sprays. The antique pomegranate Khotan rug utilizes colors that ere visually similar, giving it a very interesting monochrome appearance. The pomegranate patterns appear in ways that are very subtle, which makes this rug beautiful in a very unique way.
The warm tones of the subtle colors make this antique pomegranate Khotan rug very warm and inviting, and it features designs of concentric rectangles around the outer edges. Each of these rectangular shaped bands features a different pattern using the same subtle colors. The repeated use of these oranges and ivories bring each of the bands together visually. The innermost band features a geometric inspired pattern repeating throughout. Beyond that, there is a band of stripes in differing subtle tones that play well off the inner geometric layer. Beyond these two layers, the further bands tend to be more floral inspired as well as featuring more abstract-like designs.
These outer bands create a border which is a common theme in these antique rugs. The outer borders make these rugs very visually interesting and in the case of this rug it really helps to bring out the subtle differences in the colors used. The ornamental designs are reminiscent of the history of this antique pomegranate Khotan rug and they help to showcase the abilities of the people who made these rugs. This antique pomegranate design Khotan rug is stunning in a subtle way as well as being warm and inviting, all while showcase delicate and intricate visual patterns.