Oushak Rugs by Nazmiyal

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Comprehensive Collection of Antique Oushak Rugs from Turkey

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.

It is generally believed that rug making in Anatolia began with the advent of the Seljuks in the 11th century. By the 15th century, rugs were being produced by factories and independent weavers in the environs of Oushak.

The origins of the Oushak rugs must therefore be looked for between these two dates. The rugs of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries were widely acclaimed in Europe where they were appreciated and depicted in the paintings of many artists such as Lorenzo Lotto and Hans Holbein. During the 18th century the production of Oushaks had deteriorated and became much more commercial.

Although the Oushaks are made using less complicated methods, they are extremely decorative in nature. Their larger scale patterns along with their soft and decorative coloration make these rugs extremely sought after by the trend-setters and taste-makers in the interior design trade.

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View our current collection of antique Turkish Oushak rugs:

87 Rugs Found in Oushak Rugs

Antique Oushak Turkish Rug 43297

Antique Oushak  Turkish Rugs # 43297 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

2 ft x 2 ft 8 in (0.61 m x 0.81 m)

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Antique Oushak Rug 45635

Antique Oushak Rug 45635 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

5 ft x 5 ft 2 in (1.52 m x 1.57 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46697

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46697 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

5 ft 5 in x 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m x 1.65 m)

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Decorative Antique Oushak Rug 47628

Decorative Antique Oushak Rug 47628 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

4 ft x 5 ft 5 in (1.22 m x 1.65 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 50038

Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 50038 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

3 ft 6 in x 5 ft 6 in (1.07 m x 1.68 m)

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Shabby Chic Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug 47594

Shabby Chic Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug 47594 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

4 ft x 5 ft 7 in (1.22 m x 1.7 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50164

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50164 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

3 ft 10 in x 6 ft 4 in (1.17 m x 1.93 m)

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Antique Decorative Turkish Oushak Rug 47577

Antique Decorative Turkish Oushak Rug 47577 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

3 ft 7 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.09 m x 2.01 m)

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Green Antique Oushak Runner Rug 44119

Antique Oushak Rug 44119 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

4 ft 2 in x 6 ft 10 in (1.27 m x 2.08 m)

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Antique Turkish Angora Oushak Rug 47695

Decorative Antique Turkish Angora Oushak Rug 47695 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

6 ft 9 in x 7 ft 10 in (2.06 m x 2.39 m)

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Rare Antique Angora Oushak Rug 47651

Rare Antique Angora Oushak Rug 47651 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

5 ft 9 in x 8 ft (1.75 m x 2.44 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46585

Antique Oushak Turkish Rug 46585 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

4 ft 8 in x 8 ft 10 in (1.42 m x 2.69 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 44867

Antique Oushak Turkish Rug 44867 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

7 ft x 10 ft 3 in (2.13 m x 3.12 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48040

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48040 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft 6 in x 10 ft 6 in (2.9 m x 3.2 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 43950

Antique Oushak Turkish Rug 43950 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

2 ft 11 in x 11 ft 2 in (0.89 m x 3.4 m)

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Antique Ivory Oushak Carpet 47443

Antique Ivory Background Oushak Carpet From Turkey 47443 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft x 11 ft 3 in (2.74 m x 3.43 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 2988

Antique Oushak  Turkish Rug 2988 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

8 ft 2 in x 11 ft 3 in (2.49 m x 3.43 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48102

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48102 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

8 ft 6 in x 11 ft 4 in (2.59 m x 3.45 m)

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Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug 46803

Vintage Turkish Carpet 46803 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

8 ft 8 in x 11 ft 5 in (2.64 m x 3.48 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46272

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46272 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft x 11 ft 8 in (2.74 m x 3.56 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 47419

Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 47419 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft 3 in x 11 ft 9 in (2.82 m x 3.58 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 42997

Antique Oushak Turkish Rug 42997 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

3 ft 10 in x 11 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 3.61 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 43944

Antique Oushak Carpet 43944 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft 8 in x 12 ft (2.95 m x 3.66 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 50071

Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 50071 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft 9 in x 12 ft 2 in (2.97 m x 3.71 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 47441

Antique Oushak Rug from Turkey 47441 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

8 ft 5 in x 12 ft 5 in (2.57 m x 3.78 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48184

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48184 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

10 ft 7 in x 12 ft 6 in (3.23 m x 3.81 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 41326

Antique Oushak  Turkish Rug 41326 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

10 ft 6 in x 12 ft 11 in (3.2 m x 3.94 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 48186

Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 48186 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

10 ft x 13 ft 3 in (3.05 m x 4.04 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46225

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 46225 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

11 ft 4 in x 13 ft 3 in (3.45 m x 4.04 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 47260

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 47260 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

8 ft 3 in x 13 ft 4 in (2.51 m x 4.06 m)

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Art Deco Turkish Oushak Rug 50082

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50082 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

9 ft 7 in x 13 ft 6 in (2.92 m x 4.11 m)

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 43945

Antique Oushak Turkish Rug 43945 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Oushak Rugs

11 ft x 13 ft 9 in (3.35 m x 4.19 m)

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