Antique Khotan Rug 44940
This outstanding late 19th century rug from Khotan features exquisite fretwork spandrels with ivory outlines set over a camel-colored field decorated with prominent medallions and an array of symbolic motifs.
Antique Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: Late 19th Century – In the traditional style associated with carpets from Khotan and East Turkestan, this elegant antique rug features a prominent triple medallion pattern framed by multiple borders each featuring a unique design and disposition. Floral motifs featuring closely grouped fruits decorate the outermost borders. Reciprocating vinescrolls decorated with angular foliage offset the yellow inner borders, which are decorated with a monochromatic lozenge pattern. The innermost borders feature a coral-pink pinyin wan pattern rendered in a composition that highlights the relief of each T-shaped segment. Ram’s horn motifs and forked bereket symbols add an impressive counter change effect to the central medallion while scrolling ruyi motifs and radiating rosettes decorate the outlying medallions.