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Vintage Uzbek Overdyed Khotan Samarkand – Violet


Khotan carpets were first produced in the city of Khotan, which was known as one of the finest manufacturers of quality rugs. Featuring a unique design, the rugs consisted of various large and small motifs that formed a structured product. This made it different from many other carpets made in East Turkestan.

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    Dark Blue, Violet
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Samarkand designs and patterns were heavily influenced by a confluence of cultures. Currently under the Chinese province of Xinjiang, the area in question experienced a multiplicity of ethnicities, and the various cultural influences have manifested in Samarkand rugs. Rich red coloring, flowers, dragons and fish are all points of Chinese influence whereas patterned borders and the swastika are elements from India.

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