Turkish Oushak Rug, Turkey, Late 19th Century – Here is a truly wonderful antique Oriental rug – an Oushak piece made in Turkey some time during the latter years of the nineteenth century. This rug represents something genuinely special, and is a testament to the artisans who produced it. A stunning piece, this rug possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors and experts, and would bring beauty and sophistication to any home. Irregular lozenges linked by angular vines outlined in a deep shade of aubergine decorate the field in a sparse composition that highlights the oxidized green field. Detailed guard bands and borders decorated with Harshang motifs and asymmetric Berekets strongly associated with Anatolian weaving traditions complete the composition of this antique Oushak carpet. Simply put, this rug is a remarkable piece of work. A beautiful and sophisticated design and composition combine to make this atique Oushak Turkish rug something more than a decorative piece: they combine to make it a veritable work of art.