Antique Khotan Carpet, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: 1900 - Here is a truly wonderful antique Oriental rug – an antique Khotan rug which was woven in East Turkestan some time around the turn of the twentieth century. This rug represents something genuinely special, and is a testament to the artisans who produced it. A truly beautiful piece, this rug possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors and experts, and would bring beauty and sophistication to any home. Three small floral medallions float across a field covered with an intricate diagonal fretwork or basketry design on this striking antique Khotan. This fretwork is so finely work that it a functions almost as an open field. A gold-ground vinescroll border provides an effective contrast to the abstract geometry of the field. Simply put, this rug is a remarkable piece of work. A traditional and charming design and composition combine to make this rug something more than a decorative piece: they combine to make it a veritable work of art.