Remarkably Beautiful Antique Turkish Oushak Runner Rug, Country Of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 18th Century – This striking runner rug, an 18th century antique Turkish Oushak rug, features a bold collection of cruciform motifs and colorful roundels that are combined to form a contemporary, exceptionally graphic repeating pattern that defies convention and honors tradition. The border-less composition features a robust triad of clear reds, saturated blues and warm ochre yellows set against a warm caramel-colored ground. Towers of tightly spaced roundel chains traverse the narrow runner-style field along with minute eye motifs that fill the space between each roundel column. Bold red motifs and dark blue symbols set against contrasting backgrounds create a stunning visual effect on this antique Turkish rug, that is tempered by the classic color triad. This inventive poly-chrome repeating pattern has a contemporary composition and graphic style that is countered by the bold use of ancient symbolic figures found in many Anatolian weaving.