Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: First Quarter of the Twentieth Century – Here is a beautiful and exciting antique Oriental rug – an antique Oushak carpet that was woven in Turkey during the early part of the twentieth century. Among all antique Turkish rugs and carpets, it is those of Oushak origin that are widely to considered to be among the most desirable. This example is especially compelling, from its beautiful pallet of blues, pinks and golds, to its geometric presentation of floral elements throughout. From the borders through the field, this comely antique Oushak carpet exemplifies the highly abstract and geometric qualities that make Oushak carpets so unique – and so desirable. The subtle asymmetry of the piece reinforces the primitive quality that the carpet so effectively showcases. The ivory color of the field is quintessentially Oushak, as are the rest of the colors featured throughout; the subdued and soft qualities here are among the finest to be found in any antique Oriental rugs.
From every angle and every aspect, this piece is hands down impressive and beautiful. The large arts and crafts design is quite impressive and create a wonderful feeling of expansiveness and openness. The combined affect of the soft coloration transform it into a happy yet extremely decorative carpet as well. Needless to say, this carpet is versatile that it can only enhance and never detracts. Regardless if its application, it is sure to make any room seem bigger, brighter and calmer.
This antique Turkish Oushak rug is a lovely, light colored antique Turkish Oushak rug, circa 1920. Composed in beautiful pastel hues of orange, cream, periwinkle and rose, this gorgeous, large carpet would complement a variety of interior design styles. At 11′ x 13’9″, this rug is sized to nicely fit a typical room.
Oushak rugs are woven with a lower knot-count than many other antique middle eastern rugs, which allows the weavers to create large, bold patterns. For this reason, they are currently very popular with interior designers, as large-scale patterns are particularly on-trend this season. Oushak rugs are also known for having looser, more primitive and less formal designs, which makes them very palatable to those with contemporary, eclectic tastes in interior design. Even so, Oushak rugs are far from a passing trend, and their classic designs are sure to delight for many years to come.
This Oushak rug in particular, with its light colors and asymmetric design feels especially fresh, and would make a welcome spring-time addition to any modern home!