Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB7175 12'5" × 19'10" $80,000
The circa-1920 antique Turkish rugs features an intricate all-over design of muted botanical and geometric abstractions in warm beige against a field of light beige. Staples of Oriental rug design, such as the boteh, can be seen throughout the antique rugs. 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.
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB7175