Antique East Turkestan Khotan Rug 45504
Created in East Turkestan, this magnificent antique rug from Khotan depicts a formal pendant-flanked medallion that is set over a beautifully patterned background.
Antique East Turkestan Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: Early 20th Century – Uncharacteristically vibrant and warm, this cheerful antique Khotan rug features a formal centerpiece surrounded by rustic elements and an animalian repeating pattern. A tremendous stepped lozenge medallion with polychrome highlights and hairline accents dominates the composition of the field. Unusual barbed pendants with a bereket-like form break into the beautifully patterned background, which features quirky rectilinear motifs that take on an animalian appearance. Warm saffron-colored borders adorned with cryptic figures complete the warm and exquisitely colored composition. This elegant antique rug incorporates a pleasant variety of rectilinear devices, tribal-influenced motifs and rustic patterns that are transformed into sophisticated design elements that work together to create a harmonious, well-balanced composition that possesses a touch of modernity.