Category Archives: Turkish Rugs

Rugs of the Week

Donegal  vs. Oushak Clash of the Carpets Battle of the bands? How about a combat of the carpets? Who is original and who is derivative? Who copied whom and who inspired whom? Which came first? We date the Turkish Oushak … Continue reading

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#17517 Turkish Oushak: Circa 1890

Rug #: 17517 Type:  Oushak Origin: central Anatolia – Turkey Size: 15’6” X 31’6” (475 X 965 cm) Circa: 1890s Foundation: hand spun Z twist wool Pile: hand spun wool Main Colors: soft blue-green, gold, green, soft pink, ivory The … Continue reading

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Turkish Delights | Article from International View (spring 2011)

This article has been taken from International View (Spring 2011 edition), and can be found on pages 18-19. The name Ushak (or Oushak) is derived from a town, Usak, situated in the middle of the carpet weaving districts of the … Continue reading

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A Weft Of Different Color

Recently, a client brought up the different colors found in the wefts of Oushak carpets. He noted that some seemed to have red wefts, while others remained un-dyed. He wondered weather or not this was a telling factor on age. … Continue reading

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