Soft Washed Out Faded Large Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46694
Woven in Turkey, this highly decorative Oushak carpet features a soft “ghost like” medallion and corner design spread over a palatial composition and executed in posh pastel colors.
A Beautiful Soft Washed Out and Faded Large Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 1920 – This mesmerizing antique Turkish Oushak carpet has a monumental medallion composition rendered in an elegant palette of oxidized pastels. The alluring low-contrast decorations cast a veil of elegance over the palatial field and stately borders. The blushing apricot-tone ground contains an angular lozenge-shaped medallion with latch-hook extensions that are mirrored in the coordinating spandrels. Scrolling botanical motifs and buff protection symbols are tastefully obscured by the low-contrast color palette, which has a powerful air of elegance and sophistication. The complementary borders and delicate ecru guard bands feature a host of faint botanical figures and scrolling vines that reflect the beautiful motifs and chic colors that define the field. This oversized antique Turkish carpet epitomizes the regional style, which favors angular botanical figures and oxidized colors that flatter modern, traditional and transitional decor.
The soft muted colors of this grand antique Turkish Oushak carpet, woven around the turn of the 20th century, have mellowed over time to create the feeling of timelessness. The less formal and more open design of the antique Turkish rug creates a grand scale and contains a soft central motif, pendants, formal corners, and a large formal border.
The main border of this breathtaking antique rug carries through the faded theme of the central design. One can distinguish a horizontally and vertically divided field that partitions the antique Turkish Oushak carpet into equal quarters. This creates a sense of balance within the large size rug and unifies the design.
This is a beautiful and highly decorative rug that has mellowed over the years, much in the way fine wine softens with age. It is reflective of a time and place when the great Ottoman Empire would soon fade into the past, it’s grandeur all but forgotten. The glory of this great empire lives on in this classic example from an important era in our history. The timeless tradition in the design of the antique Oushak rug captures the ambiance of the great Ottoman Empire. This decorative Turkish Oushak rug is an extremely versatile piece that could easily be incorporated into a variety of interior design approaches. Regardless of how or where you use it, this carpet is sure to bring years of joy and happiness to whomever is lucky enough to own it.