Rug with garden design

ALG 2136
Circa 1830
Khotan, East Turkestan
206 cm x 96 cm
6'9" x 3'1"

an unusual pattern for Khotans, consisting of two rows of five compartments floating on a coral pink background punctuated by multicoloured rosettes. Five compartments contain the longevity motif, four have a geometric network of palmettes and one a fairly unique hooked element. The overall arrangement of the design reminds me of Safavid garden carpets.

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