Antique Khotan Oriental Carpet, early twentieth century - Although the weave identifies this elegant carpet as an antique Khotan from East Turkestan, its silky soft coloration, wiry, animated drawing, and its design of tendril palmettes recall the features most prized in Oushak carpets made at the same period in Turkey. The striking border of angular vinescrolls is also reminiscent of Oushaks, as is the subtle contrast of salmon and cool tans. But the use of smaller multiple borders rather than one large one is in the classic Khotan tradition.
Origin: East Turkestan
Size: 6. ft 11 in x 9. ft 08 in (2.11 m x 2.95 m)