Magnificent and Unique Large Size Ivory Background Tribal Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This peaceful large ivory background tribal antique Turkish Oushak rug is a magnificent rendering of simplicity, soft beauty and tranquil wonder. Dimmed tones of rusty corals are used in the stunning wide border. The central field of this stunning Turkish rug is a delightful and intriguing medley of light almost turquoise blues, soft sandy yellows, greens and grey ornaments on a soft beige background.
At first glance, this antique carpet’s design has a mild impression and a calming emotional effect. However, as the observer is captivated by this curiously beautiful and somewhat random work, more complex patterns, shapes, designs and color schemes become ever more apparent.
For example, although the wide border of the rug is characterized by a loose idyllic pattern, there is a remarkable amount of structure and unity in the placement of the vines scrolls, flowers and leaves. The immediate impression is subtle because of the dimmed soft color tones of the creamy beige floral imagery and pastel coral background. That said, the design itself is intricate enough to evoke fascination, which, in turn, makes the more complex details stand out and far more visible.
The dense intricacy of the border design contrasts beautifully with the clean sparseness of the antique rug’s central illustration which bears a diverse array of tribal ornaments. The neutral beige background causes the bold coral and sky blue colors to pop, while the light sandy yellow details tone down the contrast of these two extremes.
Each one of the field;s design elements appears to have a completely different design and color. This results in a truly remarkable and vivid visual impression that is unique to this specific tribal antique Turkish Oushak rug .