This stunning early 20th century antique over-size Oushak carpet has an inviting, timeless design rendered in a warm, saturated, sun-kissed color palette. It features an all-over pattern of horizontally placed angular palmettes and rosettes connected by angular leaves and straight tendrils that create lattices reminiscent of Heart pattern. Although its design is classically inspired, this magnificent Oushak offers its unique aesthetic sensibility that is at once urban and tribal, well-versed and whimsical. The intricacy of its design is there but definitely not difficult to register and a precise symmetry of structure is deliberately abandoned in favor of more freely rendered shapes and patterns of movement.
The colors of this marvelous over-size Oushak seem to be drenched in golden light. The use of shimmering golden yellow as a supporting color in all the motifs next to dark coral orange, teal blue, olive green and chocolate brown gives the entire carpet a glowing quality that is delightfully soft. The coarse weave, the lush pile and the extremely luminous wool too help create this depth of texture.
This magnificent antique over-size Oushak is a piece of timeless beauty. It is highly decorative and versatile and inspiring enough to be the foundation piece of traditional, modern, eclectic and mid-century interiors.