Light Faded Decorative Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50545
The sun-kissed, antique Turkish rug is as pale as papyrus and darkened by time around the sides. A detailed floral pattern created by precise stitches in gentle red and the lightest green fills the central field, their hues soft against the dark ivory. The delicate Oushak rug design unfolds from the center to reveal hints of stems sprouting numerous leaves and petals. Straight red lines form a set of borders that encloses the middle, each decorated with intricate figures. The narrowest borders in this antique rug feature simple, four-petaled white flowers punctuated with carmine accents. Looping vines with slim, long arrays of fronds and red blossoms move through the widest band.
A Beautiful Soft And Faded Decorative Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkish, Circa Date: 1920 – The sun kissed, delicate and faded nature of this antique Turkish Oushak carpet from the early part of the 20th century gives the impression of a watercolor painting. The weavers of of antique Turkish rugs in the city of Oushak were located in western Anatolia and were influenced by Turkish designers, Persian rugs and local, tribal designs. The result was often a unique selection of carpets that are unlike any others found in the world.
This soft and faded decorative rug uses only outlines to define the shapes and motifs within it. It uses a simple color palette than one typically finds an Oushak, consisting of browns, ivory, and rusty salmons. It uses a central medallion that has the gentle scroll work one typically finds in Persian carpets. You can find familiar Persian and tribal symbols, such as the Lotus flower and the gentle suggestion of other floral motifs.
It shows the design characteristics of an antique rug that was produced in the weaving schools and formal carpet weaving centers established around Oushak. It also shows the willingness of Oushak designers to stray from established conventions of artistic design. This is an exceptionally rare piece in its use of only lines to indicate the design.
Not only is this an unusual design approach for a traditional carpet, but it also makes it versatile. This soft, light and faded decorative antique Turkish Oushak rug sparks the imagination and would pair well with almost any furniture style from contemporary to traditional. It would be an exceptional piece for a room filled with natural materials, or more elaborate styles, too. This captivating piece is gentle and pleasing to the eye. It is the perfect piece for transforming the space into a beautiful sanctuary.