Antique Turkish Oushak Rug (size adjusted) BB5531
An early 20th century Oushak (Ushak) Turkish rug, the red field with a bold overall design of enlarged palmettes and flowering vinery within a narrow ivory floral border.
Oushak rugs (in Turkish known as Uşak Kilimi) are carpets that use a particular set of designs, called by convention after the town of Uşak – one of the largest cities in Western Anatolia, which from the early days of the ottoman Empire to the dawn of the 20th century was a major center of rugs for sale production (and still stands among the most important ones in the world).
Anatolia literally translates into “land of the rising sun”, and historically, antique Oushak extra large area rugs are classified as Anatolian. Interestingly enough, the level of international popularity reached by the antique carpets from Uşak became such that the word “Ushak” is considered an English word of Turkic origin.
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