A Beautiful Antique East Turkestan Khotan Rug, Country of Origin: East Turkestan, Circa Date: 1900 – Rugs from East Turkestan serve a unique place in the world of design. They have an oriental feel that is a blend of Persian and Chinese motifs. Khotan was once located on a branch of the famed Silk Road and was a stopping point for travelers. It was an important place of commerce and the cultural exchange that comes with it. Many rugs from the area show the characteristics of rug-weaving traditions from some of the most important rug-weaving centers in the world. This soft yellow rug allows you to add a touch of citrus to your room in a way that is soft and delicate.
Khotan rugs often feature bold medallions or rondels, floral elements, and motifs found in traditional Chinese artwork. You might notice the “key” patterns in the corners of the field and the borders. These reflect Asian rug-weaving traditions that go back thousands of years. The abstract floral designs in the medallions give it a tribal feel. These elements come together to create a rug that represents the artwork of the Khotan weavers and the many influences that found their way into the area.
This rug has a timeless feel and will give the room a well-traveled, global feel. Its rustic feel would be perfect for a Boho Chic room, or it could serve as a point of contrast in a contemporary space. It is an excellent way to create a foundation for a collection of your favorite artifacts from around the globe. If your style is a mix of stylistic elements, this rug will pull it together and give it a cohesive look.
A piece like this opens up many possibilities when it comes to design. Yellow is a color you do not often find in the world of fine rugs. This year, citrusy yellows and oranges are a popular addition to many color palettes. This rug could be used in a neutral palette or a more vibrant one. If you would like further information about this charming and unique piece, our team will be happy to answer any questions.