Antique Khotan Rug from East Turkestan, early twentieth century - This elegant antique Khotan carpet has a lattice field design adapted from Chodor and Ersari Turkoman rugs, although the soft, sandy coloration is distinctly Khotan. There is a fine, tone-on-tone mesh of floral detail within the lattice proper, but it hardly shows up, making the whole design look more open. While the inner border is classically Turkoman, the outer one is the floral cloudband so dear to Khotan weavers. Despite its varied background, this carpet is nonetheless a picture of perfect harmony.
Size: 9. ft 03 in x 17 ft 11 in (2.82 m x 5.46 m)