Decorative Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 49165
Decorative Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 49165, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – Soft apricot defines the field of this beautifully faded antique Turkish Oushak rug. The design gives the effect of a framed work of art. An ample border serves as the antique antique Oushak rug’s frame, the narrow inner border of grey contrasting with the apricot field. The main panel is symmetrical both vertically and horizontally. The central rosette is balanced by candelabra-like clusters of flowers suspended from the top and springing forth from the bottom of the panel. Amorphous geometric shapes and stylized flowers surround each of the three main motifs. The corners are rendered in contrasting cream with small motifs that echo the forms of the larger figures in the main panel. The large scale of the pattern complements the size of the antique rug.
The soft muted colors of this grand antique Turkish Oushak carpet, woven around the turn of the 20th century, have mellowed over time to create the feeling of timelessness. The less formal and more open design of the antique Turkish rug creates a grand scale and contains a soft central motif, pendants, formal corners, and a large formal border.
The main border of this breathtaking antique rug carries through the floral theme of the central design. One can distinguish a horizontally and vertically divided field that partitions the antique Turkish Oushak carpet into equal quarters. This creates a sense of balance within the large size rug and unifies the design. Another element that the rug weaver used two unified design is the use of soft rusts and oranges in the background of the main field and the main border. The use of a soft ivory color background in the quarters of the Turkish Oushak rug creates a magnificently soft juxtaposition and highlights the central design of the Turkish rug. This helps to draw the eye of the viewer to the center of this extremely decorative and soft antique Turkish Oushak rug.
This is a beautiful and highly decorative rug that has mellowed over the years, much in the way fine wine softens with age. It is reflective of a time and place when the great Ottoman Empire would soon fade into the past, it’s grandeur all but forgotten. The glory of this great empire lives on in this classic example from an important era in our history. The timeless tradition in the design of the antique Oushak rug captures the ambiance of the great Ottoman Empire. This decorative Turkish Oushak rug is an extremely versatile piece that could easily be incorporated into a variety of interior design approaches. Regardless of how or where you use it, this carpet is sure to bring years of joy and happiness to whomever is lucky enough to own it.