Samarkanda

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

+ Antique / Samarkanda


+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Kashgar

+ Antique / Samarkanda


Khotan

Historical informationHistorical information

A very special group of carpets, knotted in Eastern Turkestan or Sinkiang, a region which today is part of the Chinese Republic, has been associated with the fabled and ancient name of the city of Samarkand. Surrounded by high mountain ranges and consisting mostly of desert, which allowed people to live only where there were oases, Eastern Turkestan had been crossed since the first millennium before Christ by basic caravan routes, which later became known as the Silk Road.

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