Antique 17th Century Large Turkish Oushak Rug 47072
This exquisite early 18th century Turkish carpet features a magnificent Oushak star pattern with beautifully varied colors and intricate curvilinear decorations.
Beautiful and Rare Large Size Antique 17th Century Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 17th Century (1700) – This sublime antique 17th century Oushak carpet showcases a fantastic medallion composition flanked by octofoil stars. The lavish shield-like medallions display smooth curving quatrefoils, turtle-like pendants and lush emerald green swaths that are surrounded by protective latched appendages. These distinctive Persianate medallions were adapted long ago and depicted in Turkish rugs as far back as the Renaissance. These precisely aligned medallions illustrate the principle of infinite rapport with precise lines of double symmetry. This richly colored carpet displays a vibrant red ground adorned with intricate blue scrolls. The wide, monumentally long field is enclosed by elaborate borders that display wild color variations and floral motifs accompanied by tribal lozenges. Worthy of a prized collection, this antique Oushak carpet is a stylistic forerunner that hints at the long history of this beloved art form.
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