Mid-20th century Turkish Oushak Beige, Brown, White Wool Rug BB4999 5'10" × 8'4" $15,000
Antique Oushak rugs are among the finest Turkish rugs, as the famed weaving center distinguishes itself with captivating patterns and diligent workmanship. The antique Oushak rug before you is a beautiful example of this masterful craft strengthened by a powerful message behind the design.
The antique carpet was clearly made with the intention of designating it as a dowry. Its entire main field is covered in ‘Sandikli’, the motifs of the trousseau chests, with additional symbols of ‘Pitrak, the burdock plant, that is supposed to ward off the Evil Eye. The so-called ‘Yıldız’, stars, are the harbingers of happy marriage, while ‘Ask ve Birlesim’, known as the Oriental yin and yang, symbolizes love and unison. It is safe to conclude that this exceptional antique Oushak rug was meant as a wedding gift or it was made personally by a bride to be in order to bless her forthcoming union. Either way, the piece enchants with classic tribal aesthetics, enhanced by a warm and versatile color palette of ochre, browns, beiges and off-white.
As befits antique rugs from Oushak, this one was carefully knotted by hand of top-notch wool. Such meticulous making ensured its durability and, thus, longevity. Under the condition of proper maintenance, the Turkish rug will serve many years without any signs of wear, bringing in its auspicious omen and recherché charm.
Mid-20th century Turkish Oushak Beige, Brown, White Wool Rug BB4999