Antique Samarkand Rugs: The desert oasis of Khotan was an important stop on the Silk Road. The people of Khotan were expert carpet weavers who produced high quality antique rugs and carpets for both internal and the commercial trade. Samarkand carpets and reached the height of their popularity between the 17th Century and 19th century although archaeological evidence shows local people produced intricately woven textiles more than 1,000 years earlier.During the height of Samarkand carpet product Commercial, Rugs, People, Antique Rugs, Samarkand Rug, Khotan Rugs, Carpets, Silk Road, Rugs And Carpet