Antique Oushak / Ushak Turkish Rug, late nineteenth century - This richly decorative antique Oushak has a powerful allover design of staggered terracotta and ivory medallions repeating across a warm, sandy ground. Though large and closely spaced, the medallions are rendered as crisply geometric openwork forms, allowing the ground to show through, and imparting a more spacious quality to the entire composition. The delicate border of rosettes nicely contrasts the larger scale of the field design, but retaining the same coloration for balance and overall unity.
Antiques and Fine Art is the leading site for antique collectors, designers, and enthusiasts of art and antiques. Featuring outstanding inventory for sale from top antiques & art dealers, educational articles on fine and decorative arts, and a calendar listing upcoming antiques shows and fairs.