Exhibition of rugs designed by Christopher Legge and pots by Alan Berman. Sewell Centre Gallery, Radley College

Preview Friday, 8 November, 6 – 8 pm. 9 November – 17 December, 10 am – 5 pm

Antique Khotan rug, East Turkestan

Antique Khotan rug, East Turkestan

reference:  6696

Mid 19th-century central Asian rug from East Turkestan with a classic triple medallion design on a red field. The medallions are filled with flower heads and pomegranates, the main border is depicting a repetitive cloud band motif, which is one of the Chinese influences in this rug. The colour scheme of this carpet is typical in its combination of terracotta-red, dark and bright blues and yellow – all natural dyes. Carpets from this area and of this age are quite rare. Some old repairs, overall good condition


266 x 133 cm