Breathtaking Happy Light Blue Colored Open Field Design Antique Turkish Angora Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – They say fire and water don’t mix, but they come together beautifully in this spectacular antique Turkish Angora Oushak rug. This magnificent antique Turkish Oushak rug features a an open field that is made of shades of light sky blue that remind one of the reflecting pools found in the gardens of Ottoman palaces. This simplistic light sky blue field is surrounded by a tribal design border in warm tones of reds, oranges, blues, greens and creams.
The design of this Turkish rug pays homage to the borders that would normally serve to frame the center field design. In this case, the artist took a different route and instead of creating a detailed central design in the field of this antique rug. Here, the rug making chose to invest most of the time and energy into creating the magnificent encompassing borders.
The subtle shading of the blues in the center look like shimmering waves of water that are kissed by the a romantic crimson sunset. This combination of warm and cool colors creates a magnificent juxtaposition in this luxurious rug that offers a spectacular display of creativity and artistry.
This spectacular antique Turkish Angora Oushak rug features stylized floral and geometric motifs in the borders. These more primitive and tribal design elements, give this antique Oriental rug an organic feel which reinforces the naturalistic theme of a summer garden. It resembles the tile work that is found around many formal garden pools throughout the Middle East and Asia. Although this gives it a somewhat more formal feel, the execution of the motifs also creates a tribal feel as well.
The fact that this antique carpet was woven using angora wool, combined with the more western colors and out-of-the-box approach to design, leads us to believe that this had to have been a custom made rug.
This timeless design will be a beautiful addition to any interior decor style. The unadorned happy light blue coloration of the background in the center of the this Turkish Oushak rug, creates an excellent place for a dining room table, a bed or other piece of furniture. It could also stand as a quiet respite in the center of the room on its own.
This beautiful antique Turkish Angora Oushak rug is versatile and is sure to become an instant family heirloom for the future familial generations to enjoy and appreciate.