Chinese Khotan Rugs

Antique Khotan Carpet from Nazmiyal
Antique Khotan Carpet from Nazmiyal
Style: Khotan

Origin: East Turkestan

Size: 7. ft 02 in x 14 ft 02 in (2.18 m x 4.32 m)

Antique Khotan Oriental Rug, late nineteenth century. This carpet epitomizes the classic formality and grace of the finest antique Khotans. Groups of c-shaped volutes make up a trellis of openwork medallions that repeat rhythmically across the rich paprika ground. The complex system of three sandy gold cloudband and rosette borders contrasts effectively with the more finely wrought design of the field.

Antique Khotan Oriental_Carpet from Nazmiyal
Antique Khotan Oriental_Carpet from Nazmiyal
Style: Khotan

Origin: East Turkestan

Size: 9. ft 08 in x 11 ft 09 in (2.95 m x 3.58 m)

Antique Khotan Rug from East Turkestan, late nineteenth century. Though woven in east Turkestan, this is extremely rare and unusual antique Khotan has field and border designs derived from the Kuba rugs produced in the Caucasus over a thousand miles to the west, a remarkable testament to the ties among all rug-producing regions. An allover array of lovely rosettes in ivory, soft blues, and saffrons pulsates across the rich terracotta ground, enclosed by a striking border of s-volutes and geometricized vines. A veritable feast of intricate design and color, this carpet is extraordinary as well for its size.

Antique Khotan Rug from Nazmiyal
Antique Khotan Rug from Nazmiyal
Style: Khotan
Origin: East Turkestan
Size: 6. ft 01 in x 11 ft 06 in (1.85 m x 3.51 m)

Antique Khotan Oriental Rug 42419
Antique Khotan, East Turkestan, nineteenth century. Sprays of flowers arranged as a trellis or Mina Khani pattern of Persian derivation unfold with an almost mathematical precision across the field of this splendid antique Khotan. The pattern is so closely worked that little of the rich crimson field shows through. The adroit coloration of flowers achieves diagonal effects, complementing the ground color. The open simplicity and geometry of the borders provides a soothing framing contrast to the floral richness of the field.

Antique Khotan Rugs East Turkestan Silk Carpet probably Khotan circa 1800
Antique Khotan Rugs East Turkestan Silk Carpet probably Khotan circa 1800
MEASUREMENTS
approximately 341 by 172cm., 11ft. 2in. by 5ft. 7in.

DESCRIPTION
probably Khotan, circa 1800
Condition Note: cobbled repairs, small patches
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Colours: Ivory,pale aqua blue, pale saffron, pale apple green, melon abrashed to golden yellow, coral, rose pink, dark walnut

Warps: Silk, variously ivory or pale madder, Z3S

Wefts: Cotton, natural ivory, Z spun, 2-6 strands, 2 shoots

A Khotan saph, East Turkestan, circa 1850
Antique Khotan Rugs: A Khotan saph, East Turkestan, circa 1850

Type: Khotan Rug
MEASUREMENTS
369 by 114cm., 12ft. 1in. by 3ft. 9in.

DESCRIPTION
These rugs with mihrabs in a row are known as saphs and are usually decorated with the Tree of Life motif. For a comparable example please see Christie's, London, The Bernheimer Family Collection of Carpets, 14 February 1996, lot 184. As the Bernheimer saph, the present lot is long and narrow and has ten mihrabs as opposed to the general three or five. However, in this lot, no mihrab is the same. Colours and inner designs are different making each section entirely individual. For another related example see Murray L. Eiland, Chinese and Exotic Rugs, London, 1979, pl. 103, p. 123.

Khotan Carpet third quarter 19th century
Antique Khotan Rugs: Khotan Carpet
Type: Khotan Rug

MEASUREMENTS
approximately 11ft. 8in. by 5ft. 11in. (3.56 by 1.80m.)

DESCRIPTION
Third quarter 19th century
Condition Note: extensive repiling, overcast sides

Khotan Rug circa 1900
Antique Khotan Rugs: Khotan Rug

Type: Khotan Rug 
Catalog Discription:
MEASUREMENTS
approximately 8ft. 3in. by 4ft. 6in. (2.51 by 1.37m.)
DESCRIPTION
Circa 1900
Condition Note: one original end finish, very small reweaves

Khotan Rug mid-19th century


MEASUREMENTS
approximately 220 by 130cm., 7ft. 3in. by 4ft. 4in.

DESCRIPTION
mid-19th century
silk centres to five flowers in border
Condition Note: spot foundation visible in field, sidecords partially restored, warp fringes trimmed, ends overlocked

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