Decorative Antique Arts and Crafts Turkish Oushak Rug 48941
An inviting, honeyed warmth dominates this antique Turkish rug, which is emblazoned with an attractive floral design. A four-petaled flower features at the center, a layered figure that belies the initial simplicity. A slim wreath encircles this small form, and several leaves and budding steams grow around and away, establishing a design that is symmetrical around both major axes. The unfurling leaves and vines extend out to brush against other flowering decorations, which are delicately detailed with wheaten hues against a blued steel-gray backdrop. A ropy, orange bar edges the complex blooms of the inner area, balancing the light ornaments with the darkest tones present in the Oushak rugs. A gently contrasting, pale yellow band follows, wound with angular leaves and curling tendrils. The widest border of this antique rug, in the midst of the elaborate set, is laden with slim fronds and large blossoms.
Extremely Decorative Antique Arts and Crafts Design Turkish Oushak Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This captivating antique Turkish Oushak rug tells the story of the last of the great Ottoman rulers. Created in the early 20th century, this antique Turkish rug stands at testimony to the level of artistry and quality that was produced by this great empire. Time has tempered the brilliant colors of this highly decorative rug, giving it a cozy and refined feel.
A delicate floral design creates the central focal point of the design but does feel restricting like a true central medallion would. The garden theme of the arts and crafts rug invites you to take a stroll inside the garden walls and drink in the natural beauty. Each antique rug has a story to tell and if you look closely, this one will whisper its secrets.
The theme of this rug is similar to the quiet reflecting pools that could be found in the grand courtyards of public spaces in the Ottoman Empire. The rug features a midnight background and lotus flowers the main border of the rug is reminiscent of the tile work that surrounded such reflecting pools. This antique Turkish Oushak rug gives you a glimpse into a world of grand elegance that was captured by some of the world’s most iconic artists, although their names have been lost to us.
This decorative antique Turkish Oushak rug provides the splendid glimpse into the past and is a timeless treasure that represents a once grand Empire. This beautiful and soft Oushak rug is an excellent collector’s piece both for its beautiful design and the story that it has to tell. It would make an excellent addition to a collection of Turkish antiquities due to its timeless theme and captivating use of design, texture and color.