Antique handmade oversize carpet #50966 Oushak Turkey 19.8 x 12.0 feet
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More about the provenance Oushak | 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 carpet has a so called "garden design" or as in Persian "Kheshti". The design of Oriental "garden rugs" represents sophisticated garden layouts from a bird's eye view. The oldest garden rugs date back to the 16th century. The legendary rug "Spring of Khosrow" of Khosrow the Sassanide king served as a template. The rugs are divided into fields which are separated by water ditches. The ditches in which often fish and ducks are swimming are flanked by bushes and flowers. Altogether garden rugs are an expression of the special Oriental love of floral beauty which peaked in fantastically laid out gardens.