Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over design of floral motifs and abstractions in light brown against a field of beige, with an overall muted patina characteristic of quality antique carpets. Antique Oushak rugs are renowned for their silky, luminous wool and a weaving pattern that employs traditional tribal techniques, namely the use of larger knots and an all-wool foundation. As these works are often considered some of the finest Oriental antique rugs, many of the masterpieces of the 15th and 16th centuries have been attributed to the Oushak tradition. The late 19th century saw the rejuvenation of Oriental Turkish rugs production, and at this time Oushak resurfaced as a preeminent center of the weaving industry. During this Renaissance, floral patterns in the Persian tradition were incorporated into design and decorative carpets in NYC were woven as European standards demanded.