Oushak (Ushak) are famed and fabled rugs woven in the weaving center of Usak, Turkey. Once known as "Smyrna" carpets because they were exported through the port of Izmir, Turkey (formerly Smyrna), Oushaks have been sought-after in Europe for centuries. Recorded as valuable objects in Western paintings from the Renaissance onwards, the popularity of Oushaks, sometimes known as "Turkey carpets", continued to rise in the UK and US in the 18th and 19th centuries. A medallion Turkey carpet (Oushak) is represented in a 1795 painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. Woven with a symmetrical Ghiordes or Turkish knot, the desirability of these carpets derives from pattern, colors, and wool, not from the number of knots. While Oushaks have a lower knot count than some prized rugs, the lower count creates a rich and durable texture. Oushaks are highly decorative and feature large geometric medallions often with pendant medallions, arabesque palmettes, and patterned borders. Flower and leaf motifs include long jagged-edged "sawtooth" leaves. Some borders feature interlaced knots (pseudo-Kufic). Some Oushak designs are tightly focused such as the central medallion style, while others blossom to repeat in multiple directions. Peshawar rugs in the Oushak style have been woven from the mid twentieth century onwards in Peshawar, Pakistan largely by Afghan weavers, but are now also woven in Afghanistan. Sometimes referred to as Ghasni or Chobi rugs, hand-knotted wool Peshawar rugs feature classic Persian and Oushak pattern with all-over designs of palmettes and small medallions, but with a less dense pile and a deliberate antique look achieved through a limited range of pale tones such as ivory and muted shades of gold. For this reason, new Oushaks are particularly popular with interior designers because they fit seamlessly into decor ranging from traditional to eclectic to contemporary.
Oushak And Peshawar
Warriors Blue, Dense Weave, Vegetable Dyes, 100% Wool, Peshawar With Mahal Design, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 374850
Exact Size: 3'0" x 4'9"
Goose Gray, Bidjar Garus Design with Narrow Border, Organic Wool, Hand Knotted, Vegetable Dyes, Oriental Rug
SKU : 374845
Exact Size: 3'1" x 5'0"
Steel Blue, Densely Woven, Finer Peshawar Organic Wool Hand Knotted All Over Design, Runner Oriental Rug
SKU : 374835
Exact Size: 2'9" x 11'5"
Vista White, Hand Knotted, Densely Woven, Natural Wool, Finer Peshawar Vegetable Dyes Karajeh Design, Oriental Rug
SKU : 374830
Exact Size: 3'0" x 4'10"
Cadet Gray, Organic Wool Hand Knotted, Afghan Peshawar with Birds of Paradise Natural Dyes, Round Oriental Rug
SKU : 373065
Exact Size: 6'0" x 6'2"
Cerulean Blue, Densely Woven, Vegetable Dyes, Peshawar With Mahal Design, Soft and Vibrant Wool, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 374825
Exact Size: 3'0" x 4'9"
Gainsboro Gray, Natural Dyes, Hand Knotted Bidjar Garus All Over Design, Dense Weave, Vibrant Wool, Wide Runner Oriental Rug
SKU : 374820
Exact Size: 4'0" x 9'11"
Gentle Gray, High Grade Shiny Wool, Hand Knotted, Vegetable Dyes, Afghan Peshawar with Birds of Paradise, Round Oriental Rug
SKU : 373060
Exact Size: 7'11" x 8'1"
Porcelain White, Natural Dyes, 100% Wool, Hand Knotted, Densely Woven, Finer Peshawar with Karajeh Design, Oriental Rug
SKU : 374630
Exact Size: 8'0" x 9'9"
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