Highly Decorative and Rare Square Size Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This antique Turkish rug , a rare square size rug, is awash with desert hues, which form a venerable cloak that shrouds the surprisingly complex but delicate design, almost as if inviting the viewer to take a closer look. Lingering shades of red and green tint a multitude of flowers throughout the symmetrical pattern of this highly decorative antique Turkish Oushak rug. Small, circular flowers in red or white almost sway on thin stems, connected by narrow, light stitches to larger blossoms with curling edges like a line of flames ringing each. Leafy fronds curl around these graceful blooms or jut with jagged edges, accentuating the botanical theme. Dark stitches pick out a series of borders around the antique rug, thin lines delineating the boundary to the central field. The widest border, nestled between the others, features splaying flowers surrounded by smaller flora in subtle, pale earth tones.