A Beautifully Decorative And Warm Antique Turkish Oushak Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This gorgeous runner rug is an unusual antique Turkish rug that will bring its splendor to any long space. This warm and soft antique decorative carpet was produced around 1900 and has many elements that we usually see in antique rugs. That said, in this antique Turkish Oushak rug example they are carried out in a somewhat unusual way.
The geometric nature of the design, relatively simple and warm color palate and use of large motifs is similar to many of the palace rugs found throughout the history of the Ottoman Empire. When you first look at this antique Oushak runner, you realize that one of its most captivating features it its lack of symmetry. While the rug itself is quite balanced in look and feel, the lack of symmetry gives it an authentic folk art feel which is what most of the antique tribal rugs are.
The rug weaver began the design with a border that signals the start of the design. Both vertical edges contain a simple, single color border to indicate that this effect was an artistic choice. This is an unusual element for a runner rug, but one can often find it in oversized palace carpets. In a hallway interior design, this will make the space look larger and on a grander scale.
The soft happy colors of this antique Turkish Oushak runner rug and its unusual treatment of the design will give depth to the space. It would be an excellent piece to divide a space in an open plan loft or studio. The geometric feel of the design would also make it an excellent addition to a contemporary design. It is a versatile and splendid addition to a number of different interior styles.