Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB7183 13'7" × 22'4" $90,000
Throughout centuries, rugs from Oushak have been considered one of the finest in the world. Antique oriental carpets from the Turkish weaving center have been represented among the carefully chosen and highly esteemed objects d’art in the studied interiors and still life paintings of important European personages since the sixteenth century, as depicted by such artists as Holbein, Lotto, Velasquez, Memling or Vermeer. This imposing creation before your eyes may serve as an example of impeccable Oushak craftsmanship. Its vast main field is occupied by elaborate geometricized medallions referring to the classic vase motifs and Herati, interconnected and complemented by flower-heads, botanical and pitcher motifs. This steeped-in-tradition design is enclosed within a series of equally compelling borders with running water symbols and flowering climbers. The color palette balances the richness of patterns with soft tones of camel, brown and ivory against the dusty beige background. Next to beautiful appearance, the antique Turkish Oushak rug is distinguished by excellent making. Thoroughly hand-knotted of the finest wool in accordance with centuries-old techniques, including the symmetric Ghiordes knot, the rug exhibits upmost durability. If properly maintained, it will serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear. The abrash effect visible in some areas of the field is a gauge telling us that the piece was dyed with natural dyes only. Versatile, qualitative and elegant, this antique Oushak rug will easily fit into a wide variety of interior arrangements, bringing in the magical touch of recherché art.
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB7183