Antique Turkish Oushak Runner 46696
This rustic antique Turkish corridor carpet features a graphic pattern of ancient protection symbols that reveal the tribal roots of Oushak’s beloved designs.
3 ft (0.91 m)
14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Antique Turkish Oushak Runner, Country of Origin: Turkey – Embodying the best traits of rustic Turkish designs, this antique Oushak rug has a primitive countenance with uncharacteristically strong colors and potent symbolic decorations. These rustic ornaments have stark graphic qualities and a level of simplicity that showcases the weavers’ symbolic heritage beautifully. Stacked roundels filled with cruciform hac symbols line the field from end to end creating a clever striped pattern that relies on symbolic ornaments. A pure heraldic blend of golden ochres, madder reds and clear blues accent the decorative motifs that are set over the bucolic nut-brown ground. Small-scale goz symbols, a representation of the eye, fill the open space between the roundel towers and emphasize the symbolic nature of this decorative antique carpet, which embodies design traditions and iconography in classical Anatolian handcrafts.