Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6336 4'6" × 8'6" $18,000
This Samarkand rug is a visual feast for the eyes, thanks to its great abundance of details. Woven using pile weave, the antique carpet has an interesting rectangular shape, making it a good choice for halls or other long accommodations. The pattern consists of numerous elements, inspired by the art of Orient. Six heavily decorated squares in the middle make the main part of the design, surrounded by the double frame. Some of the shapes remind of the Hayat Agaci, a motif appearing on numerous kilims all over the world which seem to be depictions of sun. Using mustard yellow and light brown allowed the weaver to balance out the complex compositions and anchor the whole in one, Oriental style.
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 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.
Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6336