Antique Oushak Runner (fragment) BB6490

Antique Oushak Runner (fragment) Description:

Antique oriental 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 since the sixteenth century, as depicted by such artists as Holbein, Lotto, Velasquez, Memling or Vermeer. This antique Oushak rug is a paragon of the refined Turkish craftsmanship, suitable for corridors, staircases as well as ample and transitional rooms. Its main field is adorned with a medallion-based, geometric pattern softened by botanical motifs. It is worth noting, that the most popular designs of oriental rugs i.e. ‘star’ and ‘medallion’ originated in Uşak.

The main field is enclosed within a series of equally compelling borders matching the overall spirit of the elongated carpet. In terms of the color palette, the piece is absolutely unobtrusive and balanced, with predominance of beige residing on the background, and subtle tones of aquamarine and taupe finished with a warm brown lining. The antique Oushak Turkish rug was masterfully hand-knotted of the finest wool in the centuries-old weaving techniques by a skilled artisan, which allowed it to survive until this day without any signs of wear or damage. It will easily match a wide variety of contemporary interior décors, bringing in the timeless elegance and warmth of the Oriental craft.

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