Oushak Rugs and Carpets from Turkey

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Comprehensive Collection of Turkish Oushak Rugs and Carpets

Oushak 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 fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. However, less is known about what happened to production there in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 allover 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 or vintage rug with a large scale design and soft colors, theses should top your list.

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71 Rugs Found in Oushak Rugs

Antique Oushak Rug 45635

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 5 ft 2 in
          (1.52 m x 1.57 m)
Glorious floral motifs and symbolic figures create a dense botanical pattern as they traverse the vibrant background of this antique Turkish rug from Oushak.

Decorative Antique Oushak Rug 47628

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 5 ft 5 in
          (1.22 m x 1.65 m)
This ephemeral antique Oushak is an excellent example of the power of low-contrast, featuring a lovely pale gold field, and detail work to match.

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46697

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 5 ft 5 in x 5 ft 5 in
          (1.65 m x 1.65 m)
Drawn in a regal angular style, this stunning antique Turkish rug showcases a host of glamorous, boldly colored botanical emblems set in a monumental composition.

Shabby Chic Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug 47594

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 5 ft 7 in
          (1.22 m x 1.7 m)

Sale:

  • $4,400.00
This antique Turkish carpet is enhanced by the wear that shows throughout its charming classical composition.

Antique Decorative Turkish Oushak Rug 47577

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 3 ft 7 in x 6 ft 7 in
          (1.09 m x 2.01 m)
This striking antique Turkish Oushak rug is characterized by a faded ivory field and geometric elements of design. Soft tones and angular lines throughout.

Antique Oushak Rug 44119

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 4 ft 2 in x 6 ft 10 in
          (1.27 m x 2.08 m)
Delicate floral sprays and dramatically serrated fronds create a distinguished pattern surrounding the formal Kufic medallion that decorates this antique Oushak rug.

Antique Ivory Turkish Oushak Rug 47524

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 7 ft 5 in
          (1.22 m x 2.26 m)
This sublime antique Oushak Turkish rug features a charming composition of sinous, flowing vine scrolls set against a pale field.

Antique Turkish Angora Oushak Rug 47695

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 6 ft 9 in x 7 ft 10 in
          (2.06 m x 2.39 m)
This Turkish Oushak rug is an especially exceptional composition, made all the more unique and beautiful by its angora threads and stunning patina.

Rare Antique Angora Oushak Rug 47651

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 5 ft 9 in x 8 ft
          (1.75 m x 2.44 m)
This exceptionally rare angora Oushak rug from Turkey features an unorthodox, asymmetric composition, as well as a unique pallet, making it a particularly distinct antique rug.

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46585

Style: Oushak Rugs
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Size: 4 ft 8 in x 8 ft 10 in
          (1.42 m x 2.69 m)
This superb antique Turkish Oushak rug showcases a beautiful array of strong, well-defined Anatolian motifs arranged in a sophisticated stacked medallion.

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