Beautifully Decorative Antique Khotan Rug, Country of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This graceful, enduring antique East Turkestan Khotan rug, from around 1910 stood the test of time to become a piece of true character. The soft faded colors of this beautiful antique East Turkestan rug have mellowed to reveal a refined simplicity. The all over pattern of the rug creates a play between shadow and light that dances across the field of the rug, giving it a rustic charm and shabby chic feel.
The rug now displays its earthy tans and rusts proudly, creating a piece that blends nicely into rooms that feature earthy colors and organic, neutral interior home decor themes. The formal borders of this extremely decorative rug stand out as the prominent features of the design, creating a natural frame for the tone-on-tone design that now dominates the field. The soft rose’ish coral colors that once played a supporting role in the design now stand out and demonstrate their distinguished character. The decorative antique Khotan rug stands as a testimony to the skill of the weavers of this antique rug, whose touches continue to add a unique handmade quality to the design.
This elegant and stately antique Khotan carpet, from the East Turkestan region, features an all-over rug pattern with branching pomegranate motifs. The pomegranate is an important part of Khotan’s archetypal patterns and regional designs. Four sets of borders featuring bold brown accents frame the softly colored taupe field. Floral guard bands, Pinyan Wan fretwork inner borders and spiraling outer borders featuring cocoa brown accents complement the neutral field and subtle all-over pomegranate pattern.
Time changes everything, and some things get even better with age. This antique decorative Khotan rug will add a timeless, classic character to a traditional room. It would also feel perfectly at home in a Scandinavian modern, or contemporary design that features elements of the natural world. This timeless carpet has stood the test of time and will continue to be treasured for many years to come.