Khotan Design Silk Carpet
The city of Khotan, currently known as the city of Xinjian in China, was located an important nexus on the trading route of the Silk Road. From that central location, the road went south to India, north to Asia, and west to Persia/Iran, Anatolia/Turkey, and Europe. As a result, Khotan weavers were inspired by the goods and foods peddlers transported such as pomegranates, medallions, and other motifs from Asia, Persia, and India. Antique Khotan rugs are made of silk or wool and silk. The original colors of these rugs were intense, but they are now much more pale.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Khotan Design Silk Carpet
Style: Modern Khotan Design Silk Custom Carpet Collection
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Blue, Ivory, Yellow, Aqua, Green, Burgundy
Size: 8'3 X 11'1"
Rug Number: 70003154
Some of the most breathtaking examples of craftsmanship can be found in modern Indian carpets. These popular Oriental rugs commonly feature open fields with minor medallions and spandrels, surrounded by intricate floral borders, drawing their inspiration from a wide range of global styles and influences. Indian carpets exhibit a mesmerizing appearance that can vary significantly in size, complexity, color, and composition.
Due to Western influence and European demand, the weavers became very prolific to keep up with demand. Designs appealed to Western tastes employing large-scale patterns featuring millefleur (thousands of flowers) motifs. A subtle color palette of light blues, yellow, teal and rust characterize these Indian rugs. Many rugs feature a cotton foundation, are double weft and use an asymmetrical knot, while others feature a superb quality wool, resulting in a luxurious feel.
With a large range of motifs, from the Agra rugs that carry Chinese influence, perfect for a Chinoiserie style setting, to the Mughal carpets, with their flower borders and animal and plant life inspiration, that will make an excellent addition to your vibrant space, to the spectacular Amritsar carpets that capture the exotic side of India while incorporating subtle colonial motif, these rugs display a wide variety of classic designs, artistic elements, and unique color combinations that are capable of blending in with any modern or elegant art and home furnishing. These modern carpets are highly collectible, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.