Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50710
This beautiful antique Turkish Oushak rug uses relatively straightforward and angular designs to convey a deeper sense of meaning through the vibrant colors throughout. From rich, sunshine yellows to soothing, ocean blues, a broad spectrum of hues are represented on the antique rug itself, resulting in a kaleidoscope effect, where the colors seem to take on a physical layer that defines their presence. From the vibrant borders, the viewer’s attention is drawn to the heart of the Turkish rug. Here, a predominately blue figure houses several dancing flowers and flowing forms, all arranged in a beautiful series of symmetrical borders that line the interior of the shape.
Beautiful Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – One of the fascinating characteristics of antique Turkish Oushak rugs is their range of designs and color combinations. Some designs from the area have a more formal and elegant feel, while others have a more tribal character. This beautiful antique Turkish rug combines both a formal character and a tribal feel, creating a piece that will add character and vibrancy to the room and allow it to be used in almost endless interior design styles.
Oushak is known for creating antique rugs that are unique by using elements of local tribal Turkish and Persian rug influences. This antique tribal rug shows a distinctive tribal influence by using repeated boteh symbols and other tribal designs throughout the carpet. The boteh is adopted by many tribes. It has meanings that range from representing the eternal flame or the universe to represent the seed of life. This antique Turkish Oushak rug uses a border that is reminiscent of water around the blue background in the center of the carpet. This suggests the image of a garden reflecting pool, such as one would find in the courtyard of a mosque or palace.
The organization of the design is based on a formal medallion design, and it uses symmetry both horizontally and vertically to create an elegant and formal feel. One of the things that stands out most about this carpet is the range of colors used in the design. Oushak weavers had access to a wide range of natural plant dyes and could produce some of the most vibrant color combinations in the world. This carpet is an excellent example of the use of color and design in a way that comes together is a sublime way to create a breathtaking piece.
The colors and tribal character of the carpet would make it the perfect piece for a Boho chic or eclectic design. The symmetry and formality of the design would also make it the perfect rug for a more formal, elegant setting. One thing is for certain, and this piece will make a statement in the space. It is a rare piece for its design and color combinations, which makes it the perfect addition to any collection or interior design style.