These antique rugs are a marriage of several cultures. Hand woven in Khotan, in Eastern Turkestan these carpets are from an area located in the southern Chinese province of Xinjiang. The design elements are influenced by neighboring Tibet, Turkmenistan, Persia and China. The fusion of these cultures adds to the complexity of the visual presence and beauty. They are recognized by their bold medallions in vivid colors and overall designs in gentle neutral tones or even the reverse. The Khotan rug is now highly prized by decorators and collectors alike, appreciating in value significantly over the last few years.