Antique Turkish Oushak Vase Design Carpet 50206
Bold and richly bright, this striking Oushak carpet features precise, artful detail upon a field of striking rich saffron. Woven in the ancient city of Usak, the piece begins with a series of narrow borders, each bearing bright, simple patterns – grey against pastel pink, bold floral geometry against a rich yellow base, and soft pink abstract pattern against a stone colored background. A broad border defined by sharply artistic geometry follows, bearing brightly colored depictions of stars, blossoms, and trees. A pale border with grey detailing follows, quickly giving way to the beautifully patterned border that frames the elegant heart of this artful piece. A traditional vase motif dominates, overflowing with lush blossoms. The pale creams, sandy browns, and striking red and blue detail of the blossoms contrast sharply with the golden base, imbuing the piece with a sense of welcome. Elegant and striking, this sophisticated antique rug ensures a defining artistic statement.
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 1900 — Saffron is a color of wealth and also the basis of this gorgeous Turkish Oushak rug from around the 1900’s. Oushak has been a center of the rug weaving industry since the 1500’s. One of the reasons for its success is access to superior wool and an abundance of natural dyes. One of the characteristics of Oushak carpets is the use of color combinations that are rarely found in carpets from other parts of the world.
Oushak is located in western Anatolia, and many of the antique rugs show a distinct Persian influence in their design. This antique Turkish Oushak rug features a vase design, which is a design that is typically associated with Persian rugs. This formal design was often found in carpets created for large, public spaces or for the courts. In addition, this carpet lacks the large angular features of a traditional Ottoman carpet.
This carpet has softer, more delicate lines than one typically finds in a antique Turkish rug, but it is not as free-flowing and curvy as traditional Persian carpet motifs. This intersection of design concepts is one of the key characteristics that make Oushak carpets stand out.
This carpet is special because of its design and its gorgeous color combination that uses gentle pink, brilliant saffron, earthy browns, and ivory. This is an unusual color combination, and it demonstrates the range of artistry of the Oushak rug weavers.
This magnificent Antique Turkish carpet from Oushak uses traditional symbols, such as the Lotus flower and cross. The pile is cut short to emphasize the design and allow it to remain crisp. The design and colors of this carpet come together in a way that makes it stand out as a masterpiece created by a talented artist. They could easily have been a smaller commissioned piece.
This antique Turkish Oushak carpet is one of those special pieces that does not come along often, and it would make an excellent addition to any collection. It represents the fusion of two carpet design ideologies from different cultures. It is a rare piece and demonstrates the skill and diversity of Oushak carpet designs, making it a vibrant addition to any space.