Vintage Turkish Hand-Knotted Gallery Rug | Oushak Esme Flat-Woven Rug in Earthy Rustic Hues 1960s
Step into a world where history and artistry entwine in the form of the majestic Vintage Oushak Esme Runner Rug, a masterpiece that traces its roots to the famed city of Ushak, Turkey, renowned for its mastery of kilim weaving. Crafted circa the 1960s, this sprawling gallery rug resonates with the sustainable craftsmanship of gifted Anatolian women weavers who expertly blended wool and cotton to create a lasting legacy.
Adorned in a captivating palette of earthy rustic tones - khaki, terracotta, anthracite, passionate red, dusty blackc with innocent white accents - this rug is a visual symphony, a delight for the eyes and a testament to the harmonious blend of traditional motifs intrinsic to the beautiful village's heritage.
At its heart lie four majestic "dragon" motifs, welcoming fortunate gazes and inviting exploration. These regal dragons gracefully converge into captivating "hands on hips" motifs, leading the eye across the expansive canvas. Encircling this opulent tapestry is a meticulously woven "comb" patterned border, a testament to the mastery of the artisans.
Yet, what truly distinguishes this Oushak runner rug are its unique outer borders - a rare manifestation of creativity and surprise. Two distinct "running water" patterns adorn the sides, mirroring each other along the length, while a different yet equally mesmerizing "running water" pattern adorns one side of the widths. Astonishingly, one end foregoes a border entirely, a bold and unexpected choice showcasing the weaver's ingenuity.
Measuring an impressive 6x12, this grand kilim runner finds its place effortlessly in diverse settings - from living rooms to kitchens, guest rooms to galleries. Its design and color scheme effortlessly bridge various interior design styles - traditional, transitional, eclectic, maximalist, minimalist, Victorian, rustic farmhouse, cozy cottage, boho-chic, vintage French, and British elegance.
More than a rug, it's a narrative woven into threads, an ode to heritage, skill, and the boundless imagination of its creator. This Mid-Century Oushak Esme Flat-Woven Runner beckons, promising a touch of timeless elegance and a whisper of cultural richness to any space it graces.
Dimensions: 5' 7" W x 11' 8" L
Floor Heating Safe: Yes
Material: Wool on cotton
Origin: Usak, Turkey
Primary Color: Earthy rustic tones
Product Care: Vacuum clean gently or professional cleaning
Style: Tribal Oushak style