Weavings of Khotan

Located in the southern region of Xinjiang, the innermost of the trio of Silk Road Cities (with Kashagar and Yarkand), Khotan weaves carpets mostly in the 6’0″ x 12’0″ size.

These pieces have mostly recognizable Chinese iconography, borrow some central Asian elements (such as the gul), and are made with brighter colors and distinct wool and handle.

Later examples use synthetic dyes which have been treated to mellow the colors.  Although this later period is not collectible, it is much in demand decoratively.  The geometric designs and, and neutral tones, found in many Khotan rugs makes them a versatile option for modern decor.

A few smaller rugs and chair seat pieces (2′ square) are also encountered, as well as the occasional basket design or pictorial piece.

For more information on these rugs, please follow these links to our website:










*research and writing by Peter Saunders & Katrina Mauro.


About Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs

Rahmanan deals with the sales and service of antique rugs, tapestries, and kilims. Inventory includes, but is not limited to, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian, Moroccan, European, Caucasian, American, and Navajo pieces. We also have antique quilts.
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