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.
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Design: Samarkand Khotan Gallery Carpet
Style: Antique Khotan Gallery Carpet
Origin: East Turkestan
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Blue, Aubergine, Rust, Blue, Ivory, Mocha, Gray, Peach, Yellow
Size: 6’9” X 12'4"
Rug Number: 70003088
Featuring nomadic designs of Karakalpak, Kirghiz, Turkoman and Uzbek origins, Turkestan rugs are highly sought by collectors. From the Samarkand Khotan, to the East Turkestan Samarkand, these rugs consist of flat weaving styles and felts that utilize abstract motifs. Often these antique rugs are carded felt, embroidered or woven.
Celebrated for their unique tribal and nomadic rug patterns and nomadic weaving traditions, East Turkestanian rugs are unique masterpieces that can look at home in any collector’s showroom or ornately decorated den. They feature distinct combinations of elements, most notably nomadic rug designs that are often used in Turkoman, Uzbekistani and Kirghiz pieces. Because these rugs are traditionally made, they typically feature a flatter but still pile weaving style, which does not focus as much on textures as other styles might. These Oriental rugs may be woven or embroidered, and the flat style of weaving lends a greater degree of functionality in terms of applications as wall hanging tapestry clothes, and even saddle horse covers.
From small repeating motifs, to the strong use of asymmetrical individual elements, creating an interchangeable effect along the foreground and background, these abstract motifs are often chosen to create a more unique decorative experience, though it is not uncommon for many of these Turkestanian carpets to combine the abstract with floral weaves and patterning.
Color combinations vary, creating a more complicated and diverse palette. From darker and warmer tones, to cool colors, there are a plethora of styles and contrast that will blend well with any modern decor. These rugs continue to remain a popular choice among the Interior Design Community, and will become an excellent addition to any office or living space.