Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 1900 — 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.