Vintage Samarkand (Khotan) Rug BB4401

Vintage Samarkand (Khotan) Rug Description:

An early 20th century Samarkand rug, the camel field with rosettes and hooked flowerheads around a column of three oatmeal roundels containing geometric flowerheads within rosette and fretwork borders.

The antique vintage 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. Samarkand and Khotan vintage area rugs 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.

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