Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB3419 11'5" × 13'8" $60,000
An early 20th century Turkish Oushak (Ushak) antique rug, the sand field with an overall symmetrical design of leafy scrolling vines around an ornate central medallion within a pale salmon serrated leaf border.
Oushak rugs belong to one of the most significant categories of floor coverings. Turkish rugs in general, and Oushak rugs in particular, are woven with the application of the symmetrical knot, also known as the Ghiordes knot, used mainly in Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Iran (formerly Persia), and Europe. The majority of antique Oushak rugs is characterized by relatively loose knots giving them a supple body, and a fairly long, luminous pile which can be attributed to silky, high-quality wool they work with. The most popular designs of oriental rugs i.e. ‘star’ and ‘medallion’ originated in Uşak. In terms of coloration, the dyes tend towards cinnamons, terracotta tints, gold, blues, greens, ivory, saffron and grays.
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB3419