Gorgeous Silk Antique Khotan Rug, Country Of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – The magnificent antique Khotan rugs, like this one, are the pre-eminent rugs of the silk road, combining as they do artistic traditions from across the Asian continent. Earthy rusts, soft seafoam and ocean blue colors blend together beautifully in this breathtaking antique rug from East Turkestan which dates back the later part of the 19th century.
The highly desirable antique area rugs from East Turkestan, such as this example, are some of the most unique types of area rugs you will find. One of the aspects of this soft and decorative antique Khotan rug, that sets it apart from the rest, is the fact that is was woven using silk as the pile of the rug as the vast majority of the East Turkestan rugs were woven using wool, not silk.
The organic, natural feel of this captivating small size antique Khotan rug from the East Turkestan region will bestow a sense of balance to the room and your home decor. It has a soft sophistication to it that is indicative of the more open feel of the field that boasts only one floating medallion with the Greek key / running dog design that encroach inward from the corners.
The colors of the designs themselves are created and rendered almost exclusively in rust tones and set against the seafoam and ocean blues. This creates a feeling as though the designs were hand drawn in rust colors against a canvas the is exclusively soft seafoam and blue. This is one phenomenally artistic and rare Khotan rug in almost every single way imaginable.
This antique Khotan rug has a history and this captivating rug tells the story of the many feet that have walked upon it. It will be certain to be a beautiful addition to any home or office that it adorns. Its use of softer colors and more open design make it the type of antique area rug that could work in so many varied home decor stylistic approaches.