Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug
Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
This circa-1920 hand-woven antique Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over design of floral and geometric abstractions in a subdued palette of yellow and pink with sharp brown accents, against a field of mint green. 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 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 antique 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.