Khotan Flower-Lattice Carpet
Model: ARTW0013Khotan Flower-Lattice Carpet
Group: Turkestan Rugs Family Material of Pile: Natural Dyed Hand-spun Wool Material Warp / Weft: Cotton on Wool Structure: Symmetrical knot on depressed warp inclining to the right Knots Density: 32x26 Pile (mm): 4 Production Place: Southeastern Anatolia – Diyarbakir Location: Large Stock: Out Of Stock
The source of carpet comes from the book Great Carpets of the World, Susan Day, Thames and Hudson, 1996, fig.359. This is a carpet with a flower-lattice pattern derived from Persia, India, and China designed in the late 18th century Kashgar or Khotan region, eastern Turkestan, Central Asia area. 'Central Asia' is the name given to that vast territory, extending from the Caspian Sea to Chinese Turkestan, the Aral Sea, and the northern part of Afghanistan, across which for centuries the old trader caravans meandered back and forth along the Silk Route. Conquered by Russia in the 19th century, this much-contested region found itself renamed 'Russian Turkestan' and divided into five republics: Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. In these lands, with their arid steppes, deserts, and mountainous massifs, live nomadic and semi-nomadic tribal peoples, loyal to their ancestral traditions, who weave on horizontal looms and produce relatively simple rugs designed to cover the floors of their yurts. The design of this carpet is interpreted with flowers lattice field & borders and soft colors are chosen by our designers for this carpet.
8 ft 0 in x 10 ft 9 in ( 244cm x 330cm )
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