Antique Khotan Rug 42514
The field of this arrestingly beautiful antique Khotan from East Turkestan has three circular medallions in ivory set dramatically against a cool charcoal ground.
Antique Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: Early 20th Century – The elegant, long field of this arrestingly beautiful, eye-catching antique Khotan rug, made in East Turkestan in the early 20th century, features three large circular medallions in ivory set dramatically against a cool charcoal ground. The lovely, large field is filled additionally by an array of small openwork medallions and stylized shrubs spaced generously and at regular intervals, creating the impression of open space. Meticulously drawn, mesmerizing meander corner pieces round out the field. Gorgeous ivory-ground inner borders of fretwork and intricately detailed vine scroll provide a contrasting frame which is underscored by a burgundy-ground cloud border of classic Khotan type which emphasizes the importance of traditional imagery and contrasting colors in this rug. This astonishing piece of craftsmanship — a truly gorgeous antique rug — represents a truly remarkable balance of reservation and deep, rich complexity.