Rug #: 17517
Origin: central Anatolia – Turkey
Size: 15’6” X 31’6” (475 X 965 cm)
Foundation: hand spun Z twist wool
Pile: hand spun wool
Main Colors: soft blue-green, gold, green, soft pink, ivory
The present carpet is a fine example of the desirable decorative style of Turkish Oushak carpets from the late 19th century.
The large size of this carpet alone is quite unusual considering its age. Many larger sized Oushaks were woven later, around 1910-1920. This is the largest antique Turkish Oushak that we have acquired at Rahmanan to date.
The combinations of the subtly rich blue-green and gold colors in the piece indicate a palette that was chosen for an export market such as Europe or America. The overall large scale pattern of the rug makes it work decoratively in more modern settings, even today.
Many of the early 20th century Oushaks of this size were made with a crab design. Our piece has a more sophisticated design and weave to it, with a quality and elements similar to that of a Ziegler Sultanabad.
The informal nature of the pattern, paired with the vibrant colors chosen provides a timeless beauty that will continue to find a place in many design styles.
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