Antique Khotan, East Turkestan, circa 1900 Two grand, finely stepped medallions spread with consummate precision across the field of this stately antique Khotan. They are elaborated by further by interior medallions of ever-diminishing scale with tiny rosettes and flowers filling the intervening spaces. Half- and quarter medallions of the same type fill out the remainder of the field. The borders consist of double vinescrolls with highly stylized flowers and rosettes which, though different from the field design, still retain its perfect, geometric drawing and ornamental detail. The soft palette of cool tans, soft cocoas, and ivory used across the entire composition imparts and wonderful decorative unity to the carpet as a whole.
Origin: East Turkestan
Size: 6. ft 07 in x 13 ft 09 in (2.01 m x 4.19 m)