Eye-Catching Antique Turkish Angora Oushak Area Rug, Rug Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 1900 – The brilliant warm and happy reds of this antique Turkish Oushak carpet, created at the turn of the 20th century, is a lively, vibrant addition to the room. Oushak is a village in western Anatolia that is known for its carpets with bold, geometric designs and unique color combinations. These magnificent area rugs are a special group of carpets that surprise and delight the senses.
The first feature of this carpet that catches your eye is the warm hues of red color. The softer secondary colors of the designs and border help to create balance and tone-down the red to create a piece that is striking to the eye. The large, tribal and geometric motifs, such as the beautifully rendered willow trees in the border, are angular and give it a primitive design quality that one expects from these magnificent antique Turkish carpets. Yet, the colors are reminiscent of its more tribal roots.
Tribal rug design symbols can be found throughout the carpet, which gives it an ethnic character. One of these symbols is the cypress tree rug design, a version of the iconic tree of life rugs, which can be found in the borders as well as the field of this captivating carpet. The carpet has a symmetrical design in the field and and borders and uses an overall pattern. The design still retains the spontaneous character of tribal carpets, as the design is not executed with the precision that one typically finds in the very fine high quality woven rugs produced in the cities. This gives it a character that we most closely associate with the more rustic area rugs.
Oushak carpets were once some of the most desirable in Europe and America for a wide range of interior designs. Many home decorating professionals still see them as the perfect area rugs for home decoration. for a formal setting. The brilliant colors and bold designs give Oushak carpets a rich feel. This casual Oushak carpet would be at home in any setting where it will add its vibrancy and liveliness to the room.