Magnificent Large Antique Arts and Crafts Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – If you need to add a splash of color to the room, this brilliant antique Arts and Crafts design antique Turkish Oushak Rug may be the right choice. Dazzling primary reds and deep purple based blues combine with earthy greens, golden yellows, salmons and cinnamon to create this magnificent antique Turkish rug that reflects the glory of the Ottoman Empire. The design of this exciting antique Turkish Oushak rug is similar to the ones that inspired the formal rooms in the palaces of sultans. Yet, it retains its tribal qualities through its simple execution of the floral motifs.
The simplicity and openness of the large scale design is revealed through its use of a single main border and a field that incorporates motifs with a sophisticated use of negative space. The brilliant happy red and deep purple based blue backgrounds of the border and field contrast to bring out the highly stylized primitive and tribal rug designs.
The symmetry of the design only reveals itself through an examination of the main border, which indicates both horizontal and vertical symmetry. This is in contrast to the field of this large antique Arts and Crafts Turkish Oushak rug, which has horizontal but not vertical symmetry. Using a border that has complete symmetry against the field that only has symmetry in one direction, adds a unique curiosity to the large size rug.
The field of this exquisite antique Arts and Crafts Turkish Oushak rug appears as if it is a small section that was cut from a larger design. This gives the impression that the antique rug is larger than it first appears as the design extends beyond the confines of the main border. This sparks a sense of interest as one can only imagine what the rest of the design would look like.
Through the use of large scale designs and considerable background space between them, this antique carpet adds a sense of scale and size to the space that it occupies . Reminiscent of the iconic Irish Donegal rugs this antique Arts and Crafts Turkish Oushak rug makes a bold statement that would go well with almost any home decor style. From traditional interiors to modern, contemporary or Scandinavian Bauhaus design, this is one antique Turkish Oushak rug that is sure to tract much love and attention.