A Breathtaking Decorative Tribal Design Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Turkish Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – One of the best qualities of this antique Turkish Oushak carpet is the beautiful soft and decorative color combination. This soothing antique Turkish carpet was created around 1900 and is of a fine weave that allowed the artist to carry out the design in exquisite detail. It also creates a soft and supple texture.
Oushak has been a center of carpet production since the late 15th century. The magnificent antique carpets of the area are coarser in weave, but have a soft plush texture. It is more typical of those that were commissioned for the Ottoman Courts or noblemen. The extremely decorative rugs of the area typically incorporate only a few colors, but the color combinations set them apart from carpets produced in other areas of the region. This one uses orange, salmons, browns, and ivory arranged to create a striking design, yet blends together beautifully.
In the four corners of the tribal antique Turkish Oushak rug, you will find the peony symbol, which stands for power. The designs are geometric, as one typically expects from carpets of Anatolia. The style is found throughout Court carpets of the Ottoman Empire and is recognizable as a representation of Turkish power. This Empire fell in 1920, and this carpet was produced in the last days of an empire that had been in existence since the 13th century.
This antique Oriental rug is steeped in tradition and is an exquisite example of the fine work produced in Oushak. This carpet stands out for its quality, high knot count and its magnificent use of color. This exceptional area rug would make the perfect addition to a formal room and is suitable for a wide variety of interior design styles.