Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 71838
This lovely antique Oushak Rug bears an ornate, Ottoman-style medallion with complex floral, arboreal, and abstract designs arranged in four layers of outward emanation. Emblematic of the creative Oushak tribal tradition, this mesmerizing antique Turkish rug has a subtle but unique design gracing its face. The rich gold and tan center medallion forms the focal point of the piece, drawing attention while mirroring the rich dyes of the outer floral designs. These designs, which ebb and flow naturally with the brilliant bronze borders of the rug, bear a uniquely beautiful asymmetry which defines the piece as a whole. The asymmetry of the designs is slight, but intentional, forming glimmering points of interest that serve to draw attention to the carefully woven borders and outer designs. The work is arranged in the traditional, emanating style, with multiple layers of floral motifs greatly emphasizing the complex nature of the design. A close examination reveals a veritable catalog of native Anatolian flowers, herbs, and trees, distinct marks of which were specifically chosen by the weavers to contrast with the others. The rich interior color gives the design an ornate, labyrinthine appearance, simultaneously urban and arboreal in motifs, while the measured and natural borders suggests the delicate work of weaving that went into the production of this antique rug so many years ago.
A Beautiful Soft And Decorative Room Size Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – The lovely, soft colors of this antique Turkish Oushak carpet, created in the early part of the 20th century, give it an elegance and sophistication that will compliment a number of interior design styles. They city of Oushak, in Turkey, has been a traditional carpet weaving center of economic importance since the 1500’s.
Its designs are known for their use of vibrant color and for designs that show a Turkish and Persian influence. This allowed Oushak designers to create masterpieces that are the fusion of two artistic styles. This is the perfect example of the artist’s ability to use these influences to develop a design that is uniquely their own.
This truly magnificent antique Turkish rug from Oushak has larger, more angular motifs, as one would typically find in a Turkish carpet. However, some of the designs themselves are of Persian rug influence. You also will find a number of tribal design influences in this antique rug, as well. For instance, it uses symbols such as the lotus and other symbolic floral motifs throughout the design.
The design of this soft and decorative room size antique Turkish Oushak rug is based on a central medallion rug pattern, which gives it a formal style and balanced design. The design of this Turkish Oushak rug shows the refined skill of a trained artist, but also one that draws from a number of influences in the surrounding area. This creates a unique piece, which is one of the characteristics for which Oushak carpets are known. The result is a beautiful and elegant antique Oriental rug that will complement a number of design styles and make the perfect centerpiece for any formal or informal home or office space.