Khotan Oriental rugs are a type of handmade rug that originated in the Khotan region of Xinjiang, China, a historically important trade center along the Silk Road. Khotan rugs are highly sought after by collectors and designers for their unique blend of Chinese and Central Asian design elements, as well as their exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
Khotan rugs are known for their distinctive designs, which typically feature a central medallion surrounded by intricate floral and geometric patterns. These designs often incorporate Chinese symbols and motifs, such as the lotus flower and the Chinese character for longevity, as well as Central Asian motifs like the gul or elephant foot design. Khotan rugs are also known for their use of bold colors, including deep blues, rich oranges, and warm reds.
One of the most remarkable features of Khotan rugs is their quality and durability. Khotan weavers use high-quality wool and silk, as well as traditional knotting techniques, to create rugs that are dense, soft, and long-lasting. Many Khotan rugs also feature a unique weaving technique called the asymmetrical knot, which creates a more fluid and curvilinear design.
Today, Khotan rugs are highly prized by collectors and designers around the world. They continue to be produced by skilled weavers in Xinjiang and other parts of China, as well as in other countries where the Khotan rug-making tradition has been adopted. Whether used as a statement piece in a grand entryway or as a subtle accent in a cozy living room, Khotan rugs are sure to add beauty, history, and character to any space.
|Actual Size||6' 6" X 9' 10"|
|Country of Origin||Afghanistan|
|Period||21st Century 1st Qtr|
|Colour Tags||Beige, Green, Blue, Red, Ivory|