Antique Turkish Oushak Runner (size adjusted) BB5621
This antique Turkish Oushak runner rug features an all-over design of abstract motifs in muted beige against a somewhat lighter beige field. The faded patina of the antique carpet is characteristic of Oriental antique rug weaving. 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 Turkish 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.
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