Soft Large Scale Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 2708
Subtle color and design combine to make this a particularly wonderful Oushak. In the field, palmettes of classical derivation grow from a trellis of large serrated vines. But the soft lavender color of the trellis makes it recede into the neutral buff ground, so that the darker palmettes almost appear to float in an empty, spacious field on this impressive Turkish woven rug. The serrated forms of the trellis recur in the border where they stand out more because of the deeper color that contrasts to the soft palette of the field. Although restrained and self-possessed, this carpet is full of interest because it has surprises for those who look carefully.
A Beautiful Soft Large Scale Design Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – The soft yet cheerful oranges and salmons of this splendid antique Turkish Oushak rug, from the turn of the 20th century, brings a touch of elegance and grandeur to the space. Created as the great Ottoman Empire was coming to its end, one can see many of the elements that make antique Anatolian Turkish rugs stand out in the world of near eastern art.
The antique rug uses a large scale arts and crafts design based on an allover motif. The focal point of this soft decorative rug uses what appears to be a minor element in the design. This draws attention to the floral elements that are carried out in grand scale throughout the remainder of the field of the antique Turkish Oushak rug. Turkish designs can often be distinguished from other near eastern rug designs by the scale of the elements in the field. They tend to focus on the use of geometric shape and larger scale patterns that were developed to make public spaces appear to be larger and more elegant.
This rug uses floral elements tricky create a feeling that one is viewing only a small portion of a much larger design that extends beyond the main borders of the Turkish Oushak rug. The main borders serve as a frame, and in the case of this beautiful room size rug, are used to balance the scale of the central design. The artist used brighter colors in the border than in the field of the rug. This helps to balance the scale of the central design and help to define its edges. This antique Turkish Oushak rug would make a beautiful addition to any traditional or contemporary design that needs a piece that is both impressive and inviting the same time.