| An antique* Oushak is a specific style of Turkish rug, of medium to
thick pile, with very subtle coloring. The weave has a coarser knot,
and subsequently, a larger design print throughout the rug. Often
times, Oushak rugs have a golden or faded overtone, giving the rug a
washed out appearance. Field colors often include, but are not limited
to, terra cotta, mustard, gold, bronze, light teal, moss, dusty rose,
etc. Oushak rugs and carpets are known to have medallion as well as
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Usak, Turkey is located in the center of Turkey
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Seen below: An antique oushak carpet, West Anatolia,
circa 1900. This Carpet was lot 216 from Sothebys Carpet auction in
New York dated June 11, 2008. Size is 16 ft. 1 in. by 13 ft. 3 in.
with an estimate of $10 - 15,000 which sold with a buyers premium of
*An antique Oriental rug or carpet is defined by the ORRA (Oriental Rug
Retailers of America) as a piece which meets or exceeds 100+ years of
age. This 100 year old rule reflects a more conservative evaluation,
which is a nod to an old internationally accepted customs law. To this
day, most museums, reputable sellers and collectors alike will only
consider an Oriental Rug as being "antique" if it is, in fact, 100
years or older.