This beautiful antique Khotan rug features a traditional prominent triple medallion design like most carpets from East Turkestan and Khotan. With hues of camel browns, ivory, chocolate brown and hints of rustic pink and strong allover symmetrical geometric designs, this Khotan rug is well-suited for modern and contemporary interiors. The chocolate brown border adds depth and warmth while injecting a bit of earthiness into a neutral or cool color combination to make the space more welcoming.
Khotan rugs and carpets were produced in the oasis town of Eastern Turkestan, today part of the Xinjiang region in Western China. This area has had a steady production of carpets since the 17th century, peaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Khotan rugs usually feature a variety western Oriental elements and of Chinese designs as Khotan has been controlled by many different dynasties and powers throughout its history. Khotan rugs and carpets consist of geometric with abstract drawings and color palettes of rich colors to soft pastels. Authentic antique Khotan carpets typically feature yellow, brown, red or other earth-tone colors. Some antique Khotan rugs may also feature one, two and three-medallion motifs, however, other popular motifs include the branching pomegranate, diamond or allover floral patterns.