Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, circa 1900 – Oushak carpets are long-time favorites among admirers of antique Ottoman rugs. Originating in Turkish carpet weaving workshops, Oushak rugs were frequently represented in paintings by European masters, such as Vermeer and Velasquez, as well as used to adorn royal interiors. This superb example features sparse rows of characteristic medallions, with split leaves and blossoming tracery that spreads across the middle of the rug and buds out from the sides. The color scheme is subtle, with a taupe background that highlights pale peach, pink and light green decorations. The composition is symmetrical, with an ornate central medallion that is surrounded by stylized leaves, petals and floral sprays, which together creates a strong visual point of focus. The border boasts a series of frames, with a wide green band that enhances the pastoral theme. With delicate and sophisticated aesthetics, this antique rug will grant style to any high class interior.