A Rare and Artistic Animal Pelt Design Small Antique Distressed Shabby Chic Khotan Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: Mid 19th Century – This beautiful shabby chic antique Khotan rug from the middle of the 19th century adds a sense of timeless tradition to any room or home decor. It is an authentic Victorian treasure that will add warmth and beauty to any traditional or historical home or office. While this worn distressed shabby chic rug may show its age, that is part of its beauty and artistic charm.
This beautiful tribal antique rug uses an all over design in the field surrounded by a contrasting geometric border. It is backed by an animal pelt design, giving it warmth and making it a beautiful and unique piece. The light blues and soft purple mauve colors have remained brilliant, while other elements have faded over time. This has changed the artistic elements of the antique East Turkestan rug, making them more subtle and refined.
Some things become more beauty when they are seasoned with age. This is certainly the case with this antique tribal rug. This artistic distressed shabby chic Khotan rug was produced in an area that was once the intersection of many cultures along the famed Silk Road. The design of the Khotan carpet reflects both Persian rug elements in its overall structure but uses a geometric order that also reflects elements found in the more traditional antique Chinese rugs.
This antique East Turkestan Khotan rug can only become a part of a collection for someone who appreciates and understands the history behind it. This highly sophisticated Khotan rug as it is today is the result of the many feet that have touched it and helped to refine his character. It has many stories to tell, if only it could talk.