Everything You Want to Know about East Turkestan Rugs and Carpets
A Comprehensive Guide to Antique East Turkestan Rugs and Carpets
East Turkestan Rugs – Some of the most beautiful and remarkable antique rugs and carpets are those that were weave in East Turkestan. These exotic and intriguing creations are unique: East Turkestan, during their rug-making heyday, was influenced by China, Persia, Mongolia, and other rug-making peoples. The result is a style that is immediately recognizable and deeply provocative.
Find below a selection articles relating to antique rugs and carpets from East Turkestan.
1. Collection of Antique Samarkand Rugs and Carpets
On the Silk Road, the Chinese Buddhist outpost of Khotan (also spelled Hotan or Hetian) was one important oasis in the desert. The carpet makers of Khotan were known for producing fine-quality rugs and carpets for themselves and for trade. Archaeologists have suggested that the Khotan craftspeople have been making these rugs for over 1,000 years. Samarkand rugs were most highly sought after between the 1600’s and the 1800’s. [Read More: Antique Samarkand Rugs]
2. Collection of Antique Khotan Rugs and Carpets
With their unique character, culture, and history, antique Khotan rugs add a touch of elegance to rooms of any style. Made in Khotan, a desert oasis located along the history Silk Road trade route in the southern part of China’s Xinjiang region, the rugs produced by Khotan’s craftspeople represent the blending of four distinct cultures. Chinese, Persian, Tibetan, and Turkoman influences can all be detected in their designs. [Read More: Collection of Antique Khotan Rugs]
3. 18th Century Silk khotan Prayer Saph
From Kashgar, Khotan, and Yarkand – East Turkestan’s oasis cities – master rug and carpet weavers created a distinctive style that was neither tribal or Chinese, not quite Turkestan and not quite Chinese. [Read More: 18th Century Silk khotan Prayer Saph]