Lot 5062

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 10 ft x 8 ft 6 in (3.05 m x 2.59 m)

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 1920


This beautiful antique Turkish Oushak rug has mellowed with time to develop soft colors and tones that add an earthiness and tranquility to any space. The features of this soft antique Turkish rug are now rendered in a beautiful tone on tone design, still there but now more subtle. One can only imagine the stories that this antique rug would tell if it could talk.

In a way, this antique decorative rug does talk. It features a very faded antique tree of life design with its branches gracefully sweeping skyward, still surrounded by the formal border that defines the space and adds its own artistic character. The tree of life is a symbol that spans many different cultures and geographic areas. The origin of the tree of life design is unclear, but it has threaded its way through many different religions and cultures throughout the world.

Even though there are subtle differences in in the traditions surrounding the tree of life, it is agreed that it is a symbol of creation and the events that led to everything in existence. It is a symbol that connects everything and everyone. This Oushak rug is a reminder that things change over time and it serves as a connection between the past and the present. The original colors of the rug have faded, allowing subtle lines to stand out and offer a glimpse into its past.

This classic, ageless antique room size rug would make an excellent addition to any room with subtle cues and its connection to the past. It adds an earthy, peaceful feel to the room and can be used in a number of home decor schemes from traditional to modern with its wonderful shabby chic appeal.


This rug is in very good condition. Pile is full and low and even. Minor areas of wear . The ends are complete and secured. The sides are original and secured. There is no dryness or cracking in the foundation. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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