19th Century Turkish Oushak Handwoven Wool Rug BB6830 11'0" × 14'0" $45,000
This circa-1880 antique Turkish Oushak rugs features a striking central design of an oval-shaped medallion in ice blue, ringed by rust red and surrounded by classic Oriental abstractions and floral motifs. Floral abstractions predominate in the rust-colored main border of the antique late 19th century 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 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 Antique 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 were woven as European standards demanded.
19th Century Turkish Oushak Handwoven Wool Rug BB6830