Antique East Turkestan Khotan Rug, Country of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: Early 20th Century– Creamy, soft neutral grey hues make the back drop of this genuinely stunning antique Khotan rug. Woven into a more traditional garden grid type design approach among the bordering paths, it displays a style many will find familiar, but will also find exclusive in its details. Alternating shades of darker and lighter neutral coloring give it an overall feel of complimentary design consistency. Truly a paragon of expert work and timely design, its ageless beauty is unmistakable.
Steeped in 20th century influence, the floral motifs of East Turkestan are displayed subtly by the artistry innate in this beautiful Oriental rug. As testament to the region, this antique Khotan rug speaks to many of the characteristics that herald its Turkestan affections. Quietly sophisticated in its filigree, yet more graphic in its rug design pattern, it’s a balance of the interior design and tasteful ornamentation. The atypical layout of each colored component of the Khotan rug give it an unwavering uniqueness, but still allow it to be cohesive. This attribute in an antique rug is a hard note to hit perfectly. However, this rug sings the best melodies to be had in an antique ensemble.
This piece is quite spacious in feel. It’s rug size makes it extremely versatile without being loud. It is also intricate without being complicated. Cleanly uniform and patterned with precision, the craftsmanship is apparent. It carries with it a coziness so sought after in an antique area rug, but is unique among industry, factory products. The antique Khotan Oriental rug is an archetype of its time and place of creation. It is a true nod to exemplary design and ideation made reality.
Khotan is an oasis in Eastern Turkestan. It is also an ancient design center. The magnificent array of antique area rugs woven there have distinct patterns and medallions. One of the most traditional is the pomegranate, seen in stylized form on the overall medallion theme of this beautiful rug. Woven in the late 18th and the 19th century, these rugs are crafted to be a “marriage” of Chinese and western oriental cultures; they feature rich Chinese patterns merging into the abstract geometrics that originated in the western orient. Because of this, they fit well into modern décor. This rug is 6 ft. 6 inches by 9 ft. or 1.98 by 2.74 meters.