Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
A late 19th century Oushak (Ushak) rug from Turkey, the classical cusped salmon medallion with floral motifs on a beige field with delicate leafy vinery with enlarged celadon spandrels within a salmon cartouche border.
Oushak antique oriental 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.