This beautiful Fine Antiqued Ziegler & Co. Khotan Rug is woven with the most intriguing floor tile motives ( they are reminiscent of the tiles in Persepolice and go back 2500 years in design )
The light and airy palette allows the room to look lighter and larger and the all over design assists in placing the furniture properly in the room.
Finest wool and Natural dyes are being used to create a Heirloom in the making .
Khotan rug, These beautiful and ancient reminders of the silk route are handwoven in or about the ancient city of Khotan (Hotan) in the southern Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (Chinese Turkistan). These are the arid steppes and mountain ranges that were traveled by silk route merchants connecting western Europe to China. Khotan rugs were once called Samarkand rugs after the Central Asian trading center. They combine Chinese details with Central Asian design schemes and Persian Heritage. dyes have reduced their effect to washed-out pastels. Some of the designs bearing clusters of rosettes but mostly evocative of all the East Turkestan motifs is the pomegranate, signifying prosperity and Wealth. Also with triple-medallion schemes in blue on red, pomegranate vines that grow from little vases, or perhaps coffered patterns showing chrysanthemum heads locked into squares. The borders may have Chinese wave and fret patterns or flowering vines. Woven at the crossroads of many civilizations, it is fitting that these antique oriental rugs and carpets from Samarkand employ such rich and varied symbolism.
Khotan rugs are woven mostly with hand spun wool pile and cotton warp and mixed-color wool or cotton weft and are usually made with the asymmetrical knot. Field colors may be blue, Ivory, yellow, Light Blue or white, as well as the usual red.
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