Antique Grey Turkish Oushak Carpet 47365
This magnificent antique Turkish Oushak rug is characterized by a beautiful monochromatic composition, rendered in greys, with a sumptuously – albeit deceptively – minimalistic field.
14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
17 ft 3 in (5.26 m)
Antique Grey Turkish Oushak Carpet, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Late 19th century – Turkish Oushak rugs are valued for their unique aesthetics. Generally, Turkish Oushak rugs are characterized by a certain monochromatic quality, wherein the entire carpet will be woven with with one color, or very subtly different shades of the same color. This particular example certainly exhibits this aesthetic trend, as the entire piece is rendered in a series of greys. While there are soft tones of complementary, grey-lilacs within the outer border and in some of the detail work within the field, the overall impression left by this fetching antique rug is one of vast greyness. Indeed, this vastness is further accentuated by the starkly minimalistic nature of the field, which, while boasting both contrasting and deeply complementary detail work, primarily appears to consist of negative space. However, this carpet is more complex than that, and a close look reveals level upon level of extraordinary detail work. This fantastic antique Turkish rug is winning composition, and boasts a timeless, poignant beauty.