#17517 Turkish Oushak: Circa 1890

Rug #: 17517

Type:  Oushak

Origin: central Anatolia – Turkey

Size: 15’6” X 31’6” (475 X 965 cm)

Circa: 1890s

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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About Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs

Rahmanan deals with the sales and service of antique rugs, tapestries, and kilims. Inventory includes, but is not limited to, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian, Moroccan, European, Caucasian, American, and Navajo pieces. We also have antique quilts.
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