More about the provenance Oushak, ca. 1940 | Turkey
Oushak is located in Western Anatolia (Turkey). It has an old and famous carpet tradition. Oushak belongs to the pioneer cities of the Oriental rug. There are pieces from the 16th century in Turkish museums on display. In the 17th century Oushaks have been made in high quantities for the Christian churches, and court dynasties of Europe. great artists of that time immortalized Oushak rugs in their paintings and by this contributed to the history of the hand made Oriental rug. Some Oushak designs which had the yellow Arabasque design on red ground were named after painters like Hans Holbein and Lorenzo Lotto. Oushak is a provenance of unique history and significance.
This Oriental rug has a so called "open design". Any rug in which the medallion is surrounded by a large area of a plain one-colored field and if at all have corner patterns within the field. The open design is currently experiencing a come back and became very popular.
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