Funky Small Size Tribal Antique Khotan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: East Turkestan Rug, Circa Date: First Quarter of the 20th Century – A delightful showpiece of vivid colors and bold shapes, this antique Khotan rug centers around a rounded, sky blue ornament. Seemingly set adrift in a sunny yellow field, the nearly circular figure captures a floating array of red and gold flowers. Ranged in concentric rings, the flowers alternate between large and small, the crimson primarily used as a highlight. The pool of cool blue behind them is starkly offset by the warm colors permeating the East Turkestan rug. Each corner of the yellow space is decorated with red and black angular designs, the only embellishment to the bright area. A maze-like pattern in the red border surrounding the field is stitched with blue for a dizzying contrast. Several black and red bands radiate outward to frame the antique rug. Diagonal stripes through the widest border echo the labyrinthine patterning lining the interior.