A Classic Beautiful Blue Color 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.
The harmony and serenity that are conveyed by the antique rug are further enhanced by its horizontal symmetry, as well as its use traditional Persian rug designs among others. The overall design is based on a central medallion and two pendants. However, all of these elements are almost of equal size, with the central medallion being slightly more understated than the two circular motifs that are placed in the pendant positions. This has the effect of balancing the overall sense of proportion in this remarkable area rug.
The inclusion of the geometric keystone border and angular corner brackets of the rug reflect Chinese influence, as does the use of roundels in the design.
This beautiful antique Khotan rug highlights the influence of the many different cultural influences on the artwork of the area. Antique rugs such as this antique blue color Khotan rug would work well in any number of design styles from contemporary to modern where it will add a piece sense of serenity and peace to the room.