Beautiful, Soft and Extremely Decorative Room Size Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 –
The touches red, coral, sea foam and cream of this spectacular antique Turkish rug have mellowed over time to give it an warm aged and organic feel. The elegant Persian vase design of the antique rug holds to traditional conventions, making it a spectacular piece for any casual or serious collector of fine antiques and art.
The rug designs use traditional arrangements that give the feeling of mirrored symmetry. As opposed to the exacting symmetrical approach the design of the fine Persian city rugs, in this antique carpet we see that the weaver decided to play off of that symmetrical approach but added his / her of twists to the actual design elements.
They obviously did not want to make it apparent that this piece lacks true symmetry. That is why, at first glance, we feel as though the room size rug is completely symmetrical but only after close examination, we see how the weavers changed the design elements and colors just enough to give us the feel as though they are messing with us.
This antique Turkish Oushak rug a wide main border with a complex geometric and primitive design that is reminiscent of palace walls. The design in the center focuses on floral motifs, which makes the entire piece reminiscent of that formal walled gardens that surrounded grand Ottoman palaces.
This room size antique Turkish Oushak rug represents the end of an era, as the power of the Ottoman Empire was reaching its final years during the time this rug was woven. This connects the artwork of this antique Oushak rug to an important time in human history.
The history of this rug makes it an even more special piece in the context of connecting the past to the present. This timeless work of art will look beautiful in any home or office where it can occupy and special place of honor. In addition, the soft coloration and causal decorative feel, make it easy to incorporate this rug in a variety of interior decorating approaches.