Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug
Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over design of floral and geometric abstractions in dark moss green against a light green field. A geometrically patterned border in a color complementing the central design surrounds the early 20th century antique oriental rugs. 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 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 rugs for sale were woven as European standards demanded.