Oversized Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet BB6805 16'10" × 17'10" $90,000
An early 20th century Turkish Oushak (Ushak) antique rug, the pale field with an overall “Smyrna” design of hooked vinery, stylized pale pink cartouches and flowerheads within a similar pistachio border with Anatolian floral elements.
Oushak rugs for sale (in Turkish known as Uşak Kilimi) are Turkish carpets that use a particular set of designs, called by convention after the town of Uşak – one of the largest cities in Western Anatolia, which from the early days of the ottoman Empire to the dawn of the 20th century was a major center of rug production (and still stands among the most important ones in the world). Anatolia literally translates into “land of the rising sun”, and historically, antique Oushak large area rugs are classified as Anatolian. Interestingly enough, the level of international popularity reached by the antique rugs from Uşak became such that the word “Ushak” is considered an English word of Turkic origin.
Oversized Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet BB6805