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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug

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These rugs have been woven in Western Turkey since the beginning of the Ottoman period. Historians attributed to them many of the great masterpieces of early Turkish carpet weaving from the 15th to the 17th centuries. However, less is known about what happened to production there in the 18th and early 19th centuries. When things become clearer toward 1900, the Oushak region re-emerges as a major center, this time for room-size decorative rugs. Antique Turkish carpets such as these are desirable today as highly decorative pieces. They come in central medallion designs as well as patterns of smaller all-over medallions or scattered sprays of vine scroll and palmettes. They are notable for the grand, monumental scale of the designs, often a subdued palette in soft apricot and golden saffron tones whose pleasing qualities are enhanced by their particularly soft and lustrous wool. Cosmopolitan and sophisticated are two words that aptly describe Oushak's luxurious carpets. Although the Ghiordes knot and the quirky angular designs have a certain Primitive air, regional rugs are exceptionally unique and attractive. Without compromising to appeal to Western consumers, weavers here managed to create one of the country's most desirable carpet styles. The angular arabesques and ornamental medallions are not dissimilar from Persian motifs but are executed in a more rectilinear manner and woven in a unique palette that includes bold Mediterranean-influenced colors and chic pastels. The Oushak rugs have become the rugs of choice for many of the top interior decorators in the world today. For the most part they are not high quality rugs but that is what makes them so special. Since the knot count is considerably lower than the antique rugs made in Persia antique Turkish rugs were woven with larger scale patterns. These carpets are also extremely desirable because of their colors - which are usually much lighter and "happier" in feel than rugs from other regions. So if you are looking for an antique rug with a large-scale design and soft colors, theses should top your list. The more antique of these rugs are some of the most decorative and desirable rugs on the market today. Interior designers and decorators love their open geometric designs, soft color palettes and wide size range. They are some of the most diverse and unique styles of antique rugs.

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  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Dimensions

    W 8 ft. 6 in. x L 12 ft. 0 in.

    W 259.08 cm x L 365.76 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    47422
  • Reference number
    LU85971105442

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