Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 47401
Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Western Turkey produced some of the most desirable carpets attributed to the Ottoman Empire, and this vintage Oushak rug upholds the tradition with a blend of tribal and traditional themes. Pale red and soft blue-green pleasantly dominate the spectrum of this work in muted balance. The primary border is flanked on both sides by three strata. Each of these peripheral trios consists of a pair of barber pole stripes separated by an undulating vine bearing tiny rosettes and small triangular amulets. The broad primary stripe represents a cool blue stream flowing with symbolic flora, fauna, and the promise of renewal. The ivory central field is bedecked with fifteen asymmetrical medallions aligned in rows of three. The medallions enclose traditional floral, scorpion, and star motifs, each radiating leaf-like hooks and chevrons into their surroundings. As elemental as earth wind and fire, this pleasing piece portrays the promise, bounty, and energy of life itself.
This antique Turkish Oushak carpet is a fine example of turn of the twentieth century rustic western Anatolian rug making showcasing multi layered borders around a ground filled with evocative talismans reminiscent of a grand ticker tape parade.
The Ottoman Empire was a land filled with formal gardens and vibrant colors. This beautiful antique rug was woven in the last portion of the Ottoman Empire around the turn of the 20th century. This rug is as vibrant as the culture and people from which it arose.
The first thing that draws your eye in this Turkish Oushak carpet is its color. It uses contrasting warm and cool colors set against an ivory background. Bold abstract motifs seem to be splashed or crossed the field of the antique Oushak rug. Each one of them is different and there does not appear to be a pattern to them, except for the very center of each design, their placement, and the use of alternating color. This creates a captivating and fascinating piece due to the uniqueness of each element of the repeating design.
This Turkish Oushak rug uses an all over design, but it inflates reflection on the individuality of each of its elements. The main border of the rug is wide and takes up a large portion of the area occupied by the Oushak carpet. This balances the design and makes the border of the antique Turkish rug is just as important as the design in the central field. The entire design is based on using large scale motifs and design elements.
Another interesting feature of this antique large scale design Turkish Oushak carpet is that the background does not appear to have any distinguishable pattern either. The formal and informal elements of the rug come together to create a piece that is vibrant and fascinating. This is a one-of-a-kind collector’s piece that will add color and vibrancy to any space.