Since the sixteenth century, antique oriental carpets and rugs from Oushak 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, as depicted by such artists as Holbein, Lotto, Velasquez, Memling and Vermeer. This antique Oushak rug is a fantastic example of the refined Turkish craftsmanship, suitable for a medium-sized room. Its main field carries a medallion-based, geometric design with botanical motifs, including the characteristic ‘paisley’, in Turkey also known as ‘buta’. The oriental pattern is enclosed within a series of equally compelling borders matching the overall spirit of the rug. The color palette is balanced and unobtrusive, with predominance of beige residing on the background, and subtle tones of aquamarine and taupe finished with a warm brown lining. The antique Turkish rug was masterfully hand-knotted of the finest wool in centuries-old weaving techniques by a skilled artisan, which allowed it to survive until this day without any signs of blemish. It will easily match a wide variety of contemporary interior décors, bringing in the chic and warmth of the Oriental craft. 

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Antique Oushak Rug (fragment)
Item No. BB6493
Circa: 1930

Price: $ 2,500
Size: 2'5" × 5'8" (74 × 173 cm)
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Antique Oushak Rug (fragment) BB6493