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A Guide to Antique Tribal Turkish Rugs and Oushak Rugs

Turkish Rugs - Antique Turkish rugs are among the most beautiful and sought after of all antique rugs. Uniquely beautiful and wide-ranging, Turkish carpets explore many of the different aesthetic tendencies that show up in the world of antique Oriental rugs.

From the more tribal compositions of Bergama and Yuruk origin, to the more stately Oushak rugs, antique Turkish carpets truly represent some of the finest qualities of any antique Oriental rugs. Below, find a wide selection of articles concerning Turkish rugs and carpets.


1. Ottoman Rugs and Transylvanian Carpets

Ottoman Rugs and Transylvanian Carpets

Some of the most collectible of all the early rugs are the Transylvanian carpets. Over the years, these rugs become some of the most iconic of all the antique rugs. Many have left their stamp on the world through the artists that depicted them in their paintings. [Read More: Ottoman Rugs and Transylvanian Carpets]


2. Antique Turkish Village Rugs

Antique Turkish Milas and Karaova Rugs

Karaova-Melas rugs provide an interesting and fascinating opportunity to observe the similarities between various Southwestern rug types. Of all the aforementioned Southwestern types, Karaova-Melas most clearly show this influence. These rugs help to demonstrate the way that styles of village weaving, particularly from the nineteenth century, emerged from earlier traditions. These traditions were likely established earlier within the classical era. [Read More: Antique Turkish Village Rugs]


3. Ottoman Embroidery Textile Collection

18th Century Ottoman Silk Embroideries

One of the greatest gift that the Ottoman empire bestowed upon the world were their beautiful and iconic embroidered textiles. The majority of the production took place during the 17th and through the early 19th centuries. They are just as beautiful, appreciated and sought after today as they were when they were first made.  [Read More: Ottoman Embroidery Textile Collection]


4. A History of Antique Turkish Bergama Rugs

History of Antique Bergama Rugs

During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Turkish rugs dominated the market in both Europe and the Middle East. This gives them an interesting and unique position in the world of rug making because they were the highest standard in terms of beauty and excellence within both these areas. Even as early as the thirteenth century, these rugs were well known. This is evident by the fact that Marco Polo even commented on their excellence while describing his explorations. [Read More: History of Antique Turkish Bergama Rugs]


5. Analysis on Turkish Oushak Rug 47072

Analysis on Turkish Oushak Rug 47072

Since the late 15th Century, Oushak has been a center of carpet weaving among both Turkey and the entire world. Oushak is known for being the city that has produced rugs for the longest continuous amount of time out of any other city in the world. The medallion carpets began to appear in the 16th century and were visually influenced by Persion medallion rugs. The weaving of these rugs continued to be made throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, and were known for their individuality even as they evolved over time. [Read More: Analysis on Turkish Oushak Rug 47072]


6. Antique Angora Oushak Rugs

Antique Angora Oushak Rugs

Oushak, also spelled as Ushak, is a small town located in Anatolia, the western part of Turkey.[Read More: Antique Angora Oushak Rugs]


7. 18th Century Antique Ottoman Silk Embroidery Textile

18th Century Antique Ottoman Silk Embroidery Textile

The early Seljuk Turks, when they first arrived in Persia and Anatolia between the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries, must have brought the art of silk embroidery with them from their Central Asian homeland. [Read More: 18th Century Antique Ottoman Silk Embroidery Textile]


8. Antique Turkish Silk Ottoman Embroidery

Antique Ottoman Embroidery Turkish Rug 42621 Nazmiyal

This antique silk embroidery features warm colored rose designs on a stunning blue ground. Through the use of a running stitch, these delicate roses create an interesting and eye catching pattern. The rug also has a a natural border of leaves, framing the design rather nicely. [Read More: Antique Turkish Silk Ottoman Embroidery]