Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6094 7'0" × 13'7" $18,000
This circa-1930 vintage Samarkand rug consists of three equidistant circular shapes surrounded by floral and linear abstractions in shades of peach and gray, with sharp brown accents adding an eye-catching touch. The samarkand carpet has a muted overall patina that is characteristic of classic vintage rugs. The vintage rugs 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 for sale 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 antique 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.
Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6094