Beautiful Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – Rugs from the town of Oushak in Western Anatolia have exquisite beauty and unique designs that have made them favorites since the 16th century. The designs are geometric and stylized in a way that gives them a tribal feel. This gorgeous rug from the turn of the 20th century uses earthy browns and brilliant reds in a way that gives it a delightful character.
This rug has an all-over design that shows the spontaneity and individual choices of the weaver. Unlike the formal city carpets that were meticulously laid out before they were woven, the design of Oushak carpets evolves organically as the piece is created. Historically, Oushak weavers were known for their wide range of design motifs and gorgeous, unique color combinations. This is an excellent example of the artistry of these traditional weavers.
This year, interior design trends favor colors that reflect the natural world are popular. Another popular color trend features hues such as cayenne, allspice, and red pepper. The colors of this carpet are inspired by the spices and goods once carried by merchants along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road. This would be the perfect addition to a dining room or living room in rich colors that feature accessories and furniture made from natural materials.
One of the more unique characteristics of Oushak carpets is that you will often find the more angular style of Turkish motifs mixed with designs that have a more Persian influence. In this carpet, you will see tribal symbols and cloudbands with their graceful serpentine forms, mixed among a range of floral elements. It is a work of art from skilled hands with a vast design repertoire.
This is a versatile piece with a soft texture that gives the room a cozy, warm feel. Its colors and design are soothing and serene. It could easily fit into any bedroom, living room, or entertainment room. Oushak carpets, such as this one, are often used in formal settings to give the room an exotic, global feel. However, their simple, tribal designs are also well-suited for a casual setting, such as Boho chic, too. This rug is the perfect inspiration for a room design that has a soft and composed feel.