Antique Khotan Rug 47571
This charming antique Khotan rug from East Turkestan is brimming with the qualities most sought after in such pieces, including a monochromatic pallet and a utilization of tribal symbols.
4 ft 10 in (1.47 m)
9 ft (2.74 m)
Antique Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Circa: 1880 – Here is an absolutely beautiful antique Oriental rug: an antique Khotan piece that was woven by the master rug-makers of East Turkestan. Authentic Khotan pieces are well known within the world of fine rugs for their ephemeral beauty, as well as for their reliance on traditional, tribal elements of design. This particular example showcases both of these characteristics, making it an especially desirable piece. The first thing about this beautiful antique rug that jumps out to an observer is its charming pallet, which is generally consistent of various shades of pale browns. This monochromatism is something that is widely celebrated in Khotan rugs, for it is both traditional and aesthetically appealing. Certainly the same may be said about the traditional tribal elements that adorn this rug. Especially prominent are a pair of small circular medallions, each of which is decorated simply with a small eight-pointed star. The overall effect of a tribally consistent monochromatic, symbol-laden piece such as this is one of cultural significance and timelessness.