Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Here is an exceptional and beautifully woven antique Oriental rug – an antique Oushak carpet. Representative of some of the more important trends and developments in antique Turkish rug design, this antique Oushak rug is resplendent with many eye catching and breath taking elements of design throughout. Steeped in Anatolian history, this richly symbolic antique Oushak Turkish rug features a quintessential compilation of traditional protection symbols. Rustic motifs, age-old talismans and stylized botanical decorations create a formal series of repeating medallions that extend through the edges of the golden camel-brown field. The handsome refined medallions are rendered in a lovely assortment of low-contrast earth tones that have strong angular contours and impeccable contrasting outlines that highlight each latch hook, protective goz symbol and botanical quatrefoil. Understated running-water guard bands and stylized botanical motifs with avian features enclose the beautifully styled field while highlighting the rustic Anatolian influences that are reflected in all of the decorative, highly symbolic designs.