Antique Oushak carpet, Turkey, late nineteenth century An ivory hexagonal medallion hovers amidst a rich array of red and saffron palmettes, flowers, and cloudbands, all set against a variegated soft blue ground, on this magnificent antique Oushak. The ivory medallion is filled by similar forms, as well as by large sickle palmettes and two-headed dragons. Smaller medallions with s-shaped hooks are set against a deep saffron ground to make up the main border, flanked by smaller ivory-ground minor borders. The richness of the color effects is nicely complemented by the soft, lustrous Angora wool pile.
Style: Oushak / Ushak
Size: 12 ft 01 in x 15 ft 01 in (3.68 m x 4.60 m)