Antique Khotan Saph (280x85cm)


This is a magnificient antique Khotan rug in the saph design (communal prayer rug)
The concept of the Islamic ‘mihrab’, it has been suggested, evolved out of much earlier and more universal motif of the Tree of Life. This section of the antique Khotan rug may be a nearly perfect illustration supporting this thesis.



Khotan  Saph
Size: 280×85 cm
Material: Wool on cotton
Country of Origin: Khotan
Manufacturing period: end of the 19th century
Condition: In very good condition with sign of old age


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