Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 47046
Produced around the turn of the century, this decorative antique Oushak rug depicts a chic octofoil medallion set over a palace-sized cerulean blue field.
10 ft 7 in (3.23 m)
16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
Antique Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Turn of the 20th Century – This luxurious antique Turkish Oushak rug epitomizes the provincial style of Oushak weaving, which is beloved among collectors and decorators alike. The carpet’s superb cerulean field is adorned with a minimalist medallion-and-corner design that highlights the open space of the ground and its rich variegated abrash. Strongly outlined palmettes and delicate botanical decorations adorn the central medallion while complementing the regal ivory and coral red accents that appear in the ornamental main borders. Classical reciprocating floral guardbands flank the regal primary borders, which feature decorative symbols and compound motifs that form angular turtle-like units. Protective crenellated fence accents line the edges of the beautifully colored field while striking a comfortable balance between ancient symbolism and the restrained, sophisticated designs that appeal to western consumers and decorators then and now. It is a breathtaking piece in excellent condition (so it could take daily traffic and use with no problem).