Beautiful Large Coral Color Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Origin: Turkey, Circa: 1900 – Some antique rugs stand out as striking for their colors, and others stand out for their design. This extraordinary Turkish Oushak rug stands out for both. The beautiful antique Turkish Oushak rugs are prized for their casual designs that have an abstract quality and soft colors that you do not typically find in other types of Oriental rugs. This piece was created around the turn of the 20th century and is one of those rare finds in the world of oriental carpets.
During the 16th century, many types Oriental and Persian rugs that began making their way into the homes of European nobility were of Turkish Oushak origin. The colors and patterns are distinctive and remained a distinguishing characteristic for many of these magnificent antique Turkish rugs throughout the centuries. One of the remarkable characteristics of Turkish Oushak rugs is the diversity of colors and patterns that you find in them. This is a beautiful example that combines the classic elegance of these rugs in a gorgeous coral color that is perfect for contemporary color trends.
Oushak has been a center of carpet production since the early days of the Ottoman Empire, but their area rugs show more of a Persian influence than rugs from other parts of Turkey. This influence is demonstrated in the sweeping curves and delicate details of the piece. In keeping with Turkish design tradition, the motifs are similar to those found on the Lotto rugs of the 16th century, but they are produced on a much larger scale than on earlier handmade rugs. This creates an effect that adds scale and will make the room look more open and expansive.
This is the perfect rug to balance a room with vaulted ceilings and large architectural features. The attention to design and symmetry is similar to what you would find in carpets produced in the production centers located in the city. The elegance of this hand knotted pile rug makes it perfect for adding a classic element to the design, but this specific Oushak rug still has hints of a tribal feel that make it perfect for any contemporary style. Turkish Oushak rugs continue to be favorites in our homes, and this one is perfect whether you live in a country cottage or an uptown Penthouse.