Antique Khotan Carpet 40808
The distinctive strength of the Khotan tradition shines through in the soft, unifying palette and the finely detailed bordersof this splendid carpet.
Antique Khotan Carpet, Country Of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa date: 1900 – The delicately proportioned lattice design on this elegant antique Khotan long carpet reflects the influence of more westerly regions like Iran or even the Caucasus. This is hardly surprising given the position of Khotan along the silk route that linked China to Turkey and beyond. In a sense this carpet bears eloquent witness to these connections and the impact they exerted on Asian arts. But remarkably, the distinctive strength of the Khotan tradition still shines through in the soft, unifying palette and the finely detailed borders, features that make these carpets work so well as decorative pieces.