A Remarkable Antique Soft Color Khotan Area Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: East Turkestan Rugs, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – This magnificent antique Khotan carpet from East Turkestan with a a warm neutral background was produced in the late 19th century. The magnificent antique Khotan rugs are from a city that was once an important trading center that is situated along the old iconic silk road. Area rugs from this area were influenced by Persian rugs as well as Turkish rug designs in addition to. This allowed the weavers to create unique designs by incorporating their own interpretations of these artistic deign elements and unique color combinations.
Flowing lines define the majority of this Khotan rug’s presence, and the relatively simple color palette results in strong points of contrast where the colors meet. A light gold hue defines the background of this East Turkestan rug, and dark shades of brown and blue meet at various points to weave wavy lines. These lines vary in their presentation and arrangement, resulting in an almost royal configuration, like beautiful detailing on a limestone wall. Three round shapes define the space at the center of the antique rug, moving down, their own interiors filled with varying floral elements. The inner border, which features the iconic Greek key or running dog pattern is beautifully rendered and adds a sense of calm and order to the overall composition.
This antique rug features the iconic Pomegranate rug design In the central floating emblem. The other two floating circular deigns boat magnificent tribal adaptation of the eight pointed star motif. We can also see a whole slew of other Asian influenced patterns such as the butterfly that is very much of Chinese origin. The patterns that we tend to see in the beautiful antique rugs and textiles from this general area all drawn from existing elements but they were given their own unique twist by the artist who created this piece.
The more tribal rugs, like this one, are exiting finds and are sure to elevate the importance of, and a historical touch to, any home’s interior. When buying area rugs for the home, make sure to get something that you love and will enjoy seeing for many years.