Beautiful Small Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 1900 – One of the fascinating characteristics of antique Turkish Oushak rugs is their range of designs and color combinations. Some designs from the area have a more formal and elegant feel, while others have a more tribal character. This beautiful antique Turkish rug combines both a formal character and a tribal feel, creating a piece that will add character and vibrancy to the room and allow it to be used in almost endless interior design styles.
Oushak is known for creating antique rugs that are unique by using elements of local tribal Turkish and Persian rug influences. This antique tribal rug shows a distinctive tribal influence by using repeated boteh symbols and other tribal designs throughout the carpet. The boteh is adopted by many tribes. It has meanings that range from representing the eternal flame or the universe to represent the seed of life. This antique Turkish Oushak rug uses a border that is soft and helps to create a feeling that is reminiscent of water in the center of the carpet. This suggests the image of a garden reflecting pool, such as one would find in the courtyard of a mosque or palace.
The organization of the design is based on an organic all over design approach, and it uses some forms of symmetry both horizontally and vertically to create an elegant and unified feel. One of the things that stands out most about this carpet is the range of softer colors used in the design. Oushak weavers had access to a wide range of natural plant dyes and could produce some of the most vibrant color combinations in the world. This carpet is an excellent example of the use of softer color tones and more abstract designs, that come together in the most sublime way to create a breathtaking piece.
The colors and tribal character of the carpet would make it the perfect piece for a Boho chic or eclectic design. The symmetry and formality of the design would also make it the perfect rug for a more formal, elegant setting. One thing is for certain, and this piece will make a statement in the space. It is a rare piece for its design and color combinations, which makes it the perfect addition to any collection or interior design style.