Ushak/Oushak Carpets were woven in the town of Ushak (also known as Oushak) in Anatolia, about one hundred miles south of Ankara, the Turkish capital. Oushak rugs have been prized for their refinement, quality, and design for over 500 years ago, when they were first in high demand by nobility and royalty of the Ottoman Empire as decorative wall and table coverings. Since then, the reputation of Ushak/Oushak rugs has withstood the test of time: as their reputation increased, so did their value. Their designs, which display a strong Persian/Iranian influence, contain large-scale motifs and rich colors, are distinct. Angora Ushak/Oushak rugs were woven between the late 1880s and 1910, using very fine, high-quality shiny wool.
Turkish carpets, also referred to as Anatolian carpets, were produced by many ethnic and tribal groups in Turkey and Central Asia. Deriving originally from a utilitarian need to insulate homes against harsh winter cold, these rugs covered doors, walls, and floors, often in layers, for city or nomadic tent-dwellers alike. The carpets -- whether hand-knotted or flat weave -- were always hand-made (by women and girls) out of wool, cotton, and sometimes silk. The earliest flat weave rug is known to have existed in 7,000 BC, while knotted rugs are known to have existed in Asia Minor in the 8th and 9th century. During the Renaissance, these rugs appeared in European paintings to symbolize status and prestige.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Oushak Wool Carpet
Style: 19th Century Turkish Oushak Wool Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Olive Green, Yellow, Peach, Pink, Gold, Green, Ivory, Brown
Size: 12'6" X 15'2"
Rug Number: 70002616