Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Turkish kilim features an intriguing all-over design of linear and geometric motifs and abstractions, as well as stylized floral imagery, in brown, beige and gray against a field of medium beige. 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 antique 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 beautiful rugs were woven as European standards demanded.