Beautifully Soft and Decorative Antique Earth Tone Color Khotan Rug, Country of Origin / Rugs Type: East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – The once brilliant colors of this antique Khotan rug have mellowed into delicate earth tones that have many stories to tell. Faded into the neutral colors of the desert sands, this antique East Turkestan rug adds a sense of earthiness and antiquity. The sands of time have transformed its character, allowing the bold to fade into the background and the minor elements to come to the forefront.
The Asian influenced elements of the antique rug, give it structure that can still be easily distinguished. This beautiful and soft brown and earth tone colored rug has vertical symmetry and is based on a central medallion design motif. The horizontal configuration gives the illusion of symmetry but once looked at closely, they subtle design nuances begin to show.
The once pattern filled main border has been reduced to the appearance of having just a few simple lines. The geometric design outlines of the corners and diagonal geometric figures in the border give it a mystical Oriental flavor.
If you look closely, the design elements that once stood out are now only whispers of the ancient voices and conversations that have undoubtedly taken place through the decades. The traditions that this decorative antique earth tone color Khotan rug represents can still be seen in its overall design and use of traditional symbols throughout.
This highly decorative rug has an ancient and ancestral feel that connects the present with the past. Only the boldest design elements of the Khotan rug have stood the test of time. This antique earth tone rug has become something new and different that is just as beautiful as the original, if not more so because of the stories of the many feet that have helped transform its splendor.