Antique Khotan rug from Esmaili Rugs Collection: Khotan, an early Buddhist kingdom, was located in the area of the famous Silk Road in Eastern Turkestan, in what is now modern-day Xinjiang, China. Khotan rugs include Chinese and western Oriental elements in their design. This elegant Khotan rug from Turkmenistan has a geometric pattern with a monochromatic, neutral color scheme. Characterized by a simple and symmetrical design, the two center stacked diamond medallions are surrounded by complimentary motifs and diamond protection symbols. The floral and geometric designs are woven in a darker tone in the distressed areas, which is nearly ephemeral in comparison. Catering to a wide variety of tastes and given their strong geometric and abstract patterns, Khotan rugs are well suited for modern contemporary décor.