Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB5858
This circa-1920 antique Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over design of geometric and floral abstractions, serrated leaves and arabesques in shades of light beige against an abrashed mid-tone blue field. A thick main beige border containing more geometric patterns completes the look of the antique carpet. Turkish 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 antique turkish 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 carpets were woven as European standards demanded.
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