Antique Khotan Rug 43190
Created in the early 20th century, this magnificent antique Oriental rug from Khotan showcases an array of traditional motifs rendered in clear, strong colors.
Antique Khotan Rug– This sublimely detailed antique Oriental carpet created in Khotan, East Turkestan, depicts a central coffered gul flanked by gently rounded medallions and a flurry of regionally significant symbols and decorative motifs. Angular spandrels embellished with ornate finials and a small repeated motif frame the formal and highly decorative field. Symbolic amulets, decorative roundels and elaborate vases filled with arching pomegranate motifs punctuate the bold field de-emphasizing the vibrant colors and prominent counter change borders that depict strongly offset T-shaped motifs with re-curving limbs. Magnificent aurum-yellow borders decorated with an endless series of archetypal T-shaped fretwork bands create a final border that complements the traditional style of the elaborate floral guls, poly chromatic sunrays and regional motifs that are prominently featured throughout the elegantly styled field.