Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet BB5554
An early 20th century Turkish Oushak (Ushak) antique rug, the cream field with an allover lattice of delicate vines and palmettes in beige and pale pinks and greens within a pale pink stylized palmette 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 rug production (and still stands among the most important ones in the world). Anatolia literally translates into “land of the rising sun”, and historically, antique Turkish rugs are classified as Anatolian. Interestingly enough, the level of international popularity reached by the Turkish carpets from Uşak became such that the word “Ushak” is considered an English word of Turkic origin.
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