Antique Khotan rugs and carpets were produced in the oasis town of Eastern Turkestan, today part of the Xinjiang region in Western China. This area has had a steady production of carpets since the 17th century, peaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Khotan rugs and carpets tend to be geometric with abstract drawings with color palettes of rich colors to soft pastels.
Over the past decade, Khotan rugs have not been the most popular choice among designer. However, recently I have noticed the trend-setting designers of New York and LA using Khotan rugs more and more. The unique patterns and colors of these rugs create fresh yet traditional rooms!