A stunning Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Rug Type/ Country of Origin: Antique Turkish Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – Turkish Oushak carpets combine the bold colors and designs of carpets produced in the formal weaving centers with the symbols and traditions of tribal cultures. At the beginning of the 20th century, when this carpet was produced, these carpets found their way into the elegant dining halls and formal sitting rooms of Victorian homes. They added a rustic charm to the extravagant room décor of an earlier era.
This carpet is based on a traditional medallion design that began to emerge in the Safavid Dynasty. The carpets created during this early time were intended for the palaces and public buildings of the courts. Throughout the years, they remained associated with sophistication and elegance.
The brilliant colors of this Turkish carpet give it an elegant appeal that would make it the perfect addition to a formal setting. The brilliant red gives it vibrancy and liveliness. Yet, the creams, light blues, salmons, and soft grays give it balance and help to soften the effect. The formal symmetry of the designs is offset by the use of ancient tribal symbols and motifs. It is this combination of formal and informal elements that make Oushak carpets some of the most desirable in the world.
This antique carpet uses a balance of warm and cool colors of the spectrum to create a piece that is colorful, yet harmonious. It uses a formal design structure with bold, angular motifs combined with tribal symbols to create a piece that complements both formal and informal design settings. This is a lovely piece that would go well in any room design from traditional to modern or Boho chic.