East Turkestan

East Turkestan Rugs originate from Xinjiang which is located in Northwest China. These rugs are characterised by Chinese and Turkeministan patterns. The older rugs are known as Samarkand carpets whereas the rugs produced after 1945 are more commonly known as Xingjiang rugs and carpets. They are characterised by either classical Chinese patterns or geometrical shapes and made out of handspun yarn.

East Turkestan Rugs originate from Xinjiang which is located in Northwest China. These rugs are characterised by Chinese and Turkeministan patterns. The older rugs are known as Samarkand carpets whereas the rugs produced after 1945 are more commonly known as Xingjiang rugs and carpets. They are characterised by either classical Chinese patterns or geometrical shapes and made out of handspun yarn.

Today the most popular antique East Turkestan Rugs are Samarkands and Khotans which are a mix between Persian, Turkish and Chinese designs. This is attributed to the fact that this region was cross-roads with the Silk Road and subject to influences brought by those merchants.

Our Collection of East Turkestan antique rugs comprises some of the finest rugs available on the market.

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