LOT 96. A ‘VARIANT’ MEDALLION USHAK CARPET WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY. Christies ‘Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets' 8 April 2014 in London
Earthy mix of wooden floor, navy blue & plants.
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
This circa-1920 antique Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over design of geometric and floral abstractions, serrated leaves and arabesques in shades of light beige against an abrashed mid-tone blue field. A thick main beige border containing more geometric patterns completes the look of the antique carpet. Oushak rugs are renowned for their silky, luminous wool and a weaving pattern that employs traditional tribal techniques, namely the use of larger knots and an all-wool foundation. As…