Hand-knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1890-1900, this antique rug connotes a unique transitional Oushak rug design of particular rarity in its large size 12×17 dimensions and colorway alike–rich hues of red and green as the foreground for uncommon beige-brown accents—all seldom seen in this graceful array of floral curvature.
On the design: Almost reading with a gold accent in their grandeur, elegant floral depictions wrap between the outstanding green medallions with a natural sense of movement and depth against this particularly desirable red background—complemented by the palmette and rare cypress scroll patterns of the border for an elegant, regal look even standing out amongst celebrated Oushak rugs of this period. An iconic, masterful piece with dynamic movement and elegant air.
Rare Motifs: In our 40 year history as an atelier, we’ve only seen the cypress tree motif used in the border—let alone in this meandering pattern—a handful of times even among the most venerated families of antique rug making, further attesting to the collectibility of this Oushak.
On the condition: Some mild wear throughout the field, consistent with the age of this piece and lending to the classic look with an even dispersement throughout the pagination of color and pattern.