A Tribal And Beautiful Antique Khotan Room Size Rug , Woven In: East Turkestan, Circa Weaving Date: 1900 — This beautifully woven antique Khotan rug showcases an elegantly paradoxical design. Symmetrical patterns are simultaneously displayed with asymmetrical colors, resulting in a breathtaking display of creativity in the traditionally represented motifs. Vivid red colors, bright tangerines, dusky mauve, soft yellows, and dark blues are set against each other within several layered borders, which lead the eye inwards towards the core of the rug. At the center of the area rug, the viewer can appreciate the angular movements of the boxes within, each featuring a stunning mandala at their center, broke up at their four corners with small, graceful flowers.
The earthy rust, brown and blue colors of this beautiful tribal antique Khotan rug are only the beginning of its beauty. This breathtaking antique East Turkestan rug was created in the early 19th century in a region that was a major stopping point on the Silk Road. It was a place where many different cultures gathered to trade, exchange goods, and also ideas. This rug is a part of that tradition and history.
The overall structure of the design is based on the local traditional rug elements. One of the most unique things that stands out about this Khotan rug is its use of the more tribal rug design combined with more traditional floral and geometric elements to create a contrast in line and form.
The design is roughly based on a iconic box box garden designs that we see in some of the most captivating Persian rugs. The boxes feature similar rendered designs with alternating colors between the background of actual design motifs. This creates a feeling of motion and depth throughout the expanse of this rustic Khotan rug.
This is a beautiful tribal rust color antique Khotan rug. in an usual large size, that would make an excellent addition to any traditional, modern or contemporary interior design. Its use of earthy grounding rustic colors in the background, creates an antique rug that is visually calming, relaxed and rather peaceful. This tribal Khotan rug from East Turkestan will add the beauty of tribal sophistication, yet an element of formality at the same time, to any room and interior home design.