Fine Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB5346 13'0" × 14'10" $65,000
This turn of the century antique Turkish Oushak rug features a large diamond center medallion surrounded by geometric abstractions in shades of red and light brown against a field of beige. Corner brackets and a deep red border complete the look of this antique carpet from a rich textile tradition. Oushak antique 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 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 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 rugs were woven as European standards demanded.
Fine Antique Turkish Oushak Rug BB5346