Samarkand Vintage Rug BB5835 5'3" × 10'2"
This circa-1930 vintage Sarmarkand rug features a mirrored design of two roundels in soft blue, surrounded by geometric and floral abstractions in brown and beige against a field of salmon pink. Geometric corner brackets complete the look, and Buddhist symbols such as the endless knot – symbolizing long duration – appear throughout the design.The vintage Oriental carpets from Kashgar, Yarkand and Khotan in the Chinese occupied Autonomous Region of Sikiang are collectively known as Samarkands – lands of arid steppes, deserts and mountain ranges traversed for thousands of years by caravans of merchants and traders from China to Western Europe along the Silk Route. Rugs from this region are typically rendered in a glossy wool, occasionally embellished with richly brocaded silk and metal-thread. Unlike Persian rugs with their reds and blues, Samarkand carpets have soft colors with startling additions: magenta with acid green, peachy beige with brown, saffron yellow with lacquer red, bone with brown or slate blue.
Samarkand Vintage Rug BB5835
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