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Vintage Khotan “Samarkand” Rug BB5435 4'4" × 6'4" $5,000


The antique rugs of the oasis towns of East Turkestan are incomparable. These exotic oriental carpets from Kashgar, Yarkand and Khotan in the Chinese occupied Autonomous Region of Sikiang are collectively known as Samarkands. Typically, they are in a long and relatively narrow format with simplistic spacious designs rendered in a glossy wool, occasionally embellished with richly brocaded silk and metal-thread.

The distinctive and prevailing colorations of lacquer reds, Chinese yellows, heavily influenced by the neighboring countries of China and Turkey, have been produced in this region since at least the seventeenth century. For thousands of years these lands of arid steppes, deserts and brutal mountain ranges were traversed by caravans of merchants and traders from China to Western Europe along the Silk Route.

These unusual antique Samarkand carpets of Central Asia display themes from many oriental cultures including, China with fretwork borders, lotus blossoms and cloud-bands; India with the swastika denoting infinity; Turkey with bold reciprocal borders and carnations; and Persia with floral trellis work. Perhaps the most evocative of all the East Turkestan motifs is the pomegranate, signifying prosperity. Woven at the crossroads of many civilizations, it is fitting that these vintage rugs and carpets from Samarkand employ such rich and varied symbolism.

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Price: $5,000

Item No.: BB5435 Circa: 1920 Size: 4'4" × 6'4" (132 × 193 cm)
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This is Vintage Khotan "Samarkand" Rug number BB5435 in our internal collections. This rug was manufactured around 1920 in East Turkestan, which means it is already 104 years old.

The dimensions of this rug are: 4'4" × 6'4" width × length, which corresponds to 132 × 193 cm in the metric system.

The rug was qualified by our experts as a Casual style in our wide offer of rugs. If you are interested in this unique work of art, please contact us with the number BB5435 for further information.

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Vintage Khotan “Samarkand” Rug BB5435

Vintage Khotan "Samarkand" Rug BB5435


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