A Beautiful Small Rustic Shabby Chic Antique East Turkestan Khotan Pomegranate Design Rug, Country of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: 1900 – Antique Khotan rugs, like this charming example, is from the turn of the 20th century features an array of soft faded colors along with a touch of more prominent rustic pops of colors. Rustic rugs like this are extremely casual and inviting. This one has a delicate more worn and distressed shabby chic rug character too. These magnificent antique rugs are made from wool and are known for being durable rugs that withstand the test of time.
Khotan is an ancient city that lies along a branch of the ancient Silk Road. It is on the edge of a desert in what is now Xinjiang, China. It is an oasis with mulberry groves and a climate that is favorable to producing high-quality wools and beautiful area rugs. The city is seated in an area that was heavily influenced by Persian, Turkish, and Chinese rug designs. Exposure to these cultural influences allowed it to develop the arts and become a center for the production of some of the very best area rugs.
The borders of antique Khotan rugs often have oriental-influenced geometrics and fret patterns. This carpet also has corners with an oriental design in soft colors. This carpet also features the pomegranate design, which is a sign of prosperity, fertility and abundance. Vases of flowers are also a common element in antique Khotan carpets and can be seen here as well. This carpet has the theme of abundance and new beginnings throughout its design.
This East Turkestan carpet has a more tribal quality than many of the area rugs from Khotan. The rug designs are spaced in a way that allows each one to stand out. This is an allover rug design that uses a repeating pattern, but the weaver chose to vary the pattern and occasionally break from the patterns to give the piece an individual touch.
This beautiful antique Khotan carpet will add a sense of history and cheerfulness to the room. The soft colors and delightful design make this a relatively easy rug to place in a room regardless of the interior design style. Khotan carpets work well in Oriental and Asian-themed rooms. For people who want to buy unique area rugs, this is a piece that will add character and individuality to the room.