Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB5995
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique rug features an elaborate all-over design of floral and geometric abstractions in cool brown against a field of a lighter brown hue. Multiple borders frame the antique early 20th century carpets. 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 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 rug 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 turkish carpets were woven as European standards demanded.