Turkish Oushak Vintage Rug
Turkish Oushak Vintage Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Turkish rug features a central medallion of a snowflake-like geometric design surrounded by linear and geometric abstractions in shades of brown, beige and pink against a field of neutral light gray. A thick main border in salmon and beige completes the look of the antique rug. 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 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.