Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug
Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug Description:
This circa-1930 antique Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over design of floral and geometric abstractions, arabesques and serrated leaf patterns in light beige against a field of cool brown. A thick main border in beige containing more botanical patterns completes the look of the early 20th century antique carpet. 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 antique rugs for sale, 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 in NYC were woven as European standards demanded.