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Soft Color Long And Narrow Size Antique Classic Khotan Rug 47176

Size: 7 ft 3 in x 13 ft 6 in (2.21 m x 4.11 m)

Embodying the iconic style of East Turkestan, this antique Khotan carpet features an elaborate medallion-and-ground design rendered in soft, sophisticated colors.

Soft Color Long And Narrow Classically Drawn Antique Khotan Rug, Country of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – around 1910 – This classic, beautifully styled antique carpet from Khotan is the paradigm of the city’s exotic Eastern-influenced style. Known as a center of commerce, education and culture, Khotan has a worldly and sophisticated approach to design. This beautifully appointed creation incorporates distinctive ogee medallions surrounded by a lush field of branching pomegranate shrubs, which are one of the area’s most important thematic motifs and symbols.

Blushing salmon pinks and taupe accents with contrasting outlines are set over a chic manila ground that has a distinguished visage. The monumental field and clustered botanical sprays are paired with stunning multi-part borders, each featuring an iconic East Turkestan motif. Fretwork inner borders, rosette-spangled main borders and exquisite outer borders dotted with ruyi clouds and cascading sun rays embody the elegant and exotic style of this beloved region.

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