44634 Antique Khotan, East Turkestan, circa 1900 - In terms of color and design this exceptional antique Khotan is the epitome of tasteful simplicity and restraint. The open empty field is surrounded only by two borders - an inner one with diagonal fretwork, and an outer one with a barber pole pattern arranged in V-shaped, radial chevron configuration around the four cardinal points. But what makes this minimal design work so well is the color – the soft saffron sandy tones in combination with ivory and various hues of aubergine. This savvy balance of color and design is almost modern in its self-imposed restriction to a few effective components.
Origin: East Turkestan
Size: 4. ft 07 in x 7. ft 02 in (1.40 m x 2.18 m)