Antique Khotan Rug, Origin: East Turkestan, Persia, Circa: 1920 – Featuring a traditional tribal design, characterized by a splendid interplay of pastoral and geometric motifs, this fascinating antique Khotan rug from East Turkestan is a marvelous composition. A series of complementary borders, each of which features a unique design, splendidly frames the tribal action of this beautiful rug. Further at play is a clever utilization of deeply contrasting colors: while the pallet throughout the borders, within the large geometric figures that adorn the field, and in the detail work within the field is composed of soft shades of pale reds and greens, the field itself boasts a beautiful, deep hue of blue. This contest both elevated the field to the foreground while also enhancing the subtle tones elsewhere. A truly beautiful composed antique Oriental rug, this intriguing antique Khotan is an especially fine piece.