Oushak Rugs

Your Guide To Oushak Rugs

Oushak rugs are considered to be some of the finest in the entire world, and in this article we’ll explain why!

Oushak rugs are a special portion of Rug Source's inventory

What Are Oushak Rugs?

All of us at Rug Source are huge fans of Oushak rugs, and we’re more than confident that Oushak rugs are some of the most beautiful Oriental rugs found anywhere in the entire world!

Oushak rugs are predominately made in Western Turkey, and they’re best known for their very unique features including large-scale floral and angular designs. These rugs will typically have a very calm aesthetic to them, which is becoming more and more popular in recent years throughout our online inventory and the entirety of the United States.

Today, Oushak rugs are widely considered to be some of the most wonderful rugs in the contemporary home design industry. We’ve always made sure that the present day Oushak rug producers we work with fully encapsulate the aesthetics and feel of original Oushak rugs.

There truly is so much to learn about Oushak rugs, and this page will serve as our expert guide towards these marvelous works of art. You’ll undoubtedly learn a lot about Oushak rugs by reading through this article, but as always feel free to contact us online if you have any further questions or concerns about these beautiful rugs so one of our experts can assist you further!

The History of Oushak Rugs

There’s so much we could say about Oushak rug history, but in respects to brevity we’ll make this short and sweet.

The first creations of Oushak rugs began in an area of Turkey just south of Istanbul in its namesake town of Oushak. There’s no denying how the rug artisans of Oushak were heavily influenced by Persian rug designers from Iran and other parts of the Middle East, which is very unique as compared to other types of Turkish rugs.

Oushak rugs are known to have originated all the way back in the 15th century, so there truly is an immeasurable amount of historical significance attached to these designs and weaving techniques.

Texture and Materials

Oushak rug craftsmanship has been considered to be some of the very best all throughout the world for a very long time, and when it comes to texture and materials these rugs rank very highly throughout the worldwide industry. One aspect of Oushak rugs that has helped differentiate it throughout the world is the prevalence for unbridled aesthetic appeal.

Some common Oushak rug materials include the following:

  • Wool
  • Silk
  • Cotton
  • Metal threads
  • And much more…

It’s very common to see cotton foundations and wool piles within Oushak rugs, and they’ve always been known for a very soothing touch!

Weaving Techniques

It’s commonly known that Oushak rugs are very difficult to weave, and to properly create this illustrious rug type an artisan will be required to have an extensive amount of experience and very sturdy hands. Although there are many brilliant weaving techniques found all throughout the rug world, what sets Oushak rugs apart in terms of these techniques is the history that’s attached to these methodologies.

Oushak rug weaving artistry is an incredibly honorable knowledge that has been passed down through countless generations within Turkish families and beyond. Although there have been certain modifications over the centuries, almost all of these weaving techniques can be traced back to the Oushak region of Turkey. There may have been certain changes, but the original weaving techniques simply can never be replaced and truly are timeless!

Knot size and density are the main factors to take into consideration when it comes to differentiating the weaving techniques found within Oushak rugs. Having a thorough understanding as to how a rug’s knots are tied will always go a long way in terms of determining its projected longevity, which is something our experts will be happy to demonstrate!

Patterns and Designs

One of the main characteristics of an authentic Oushak rug is silky, glowing wool. There’s also no denying the uniqueness found in Turkish Oushak rugs’ color palettes and patterns, with golden/dark ivory backdrops often complementing brilliant geometric and floral motifs.

Oushak prayer rugs will often feature green, and this is because green is considered to be a sacred, religious color. It’s also important to note that Oushak rugs are always made with natural dyes that originate from vegetables and other organic materials.

The high-quality wool that’s often found within Oushak rugs is known to extenuate the rug’s luminosity and generally enhance its overall beauty.

Available Sizes

Oushak rugs come in all standard sizes found within our vast online inventory, and there are also some options for Oushak runner rugs that are great for hallways and other more narrow spaces.

Contact The Rug Source Team For More Information About Our Oushak Rug Selections!

Helping our clients find the perfect Oushak rug for their home or office space is what we live for, and we’re very passionate about this special portion of our inventory.

For more information about Oushak rugs, reach out to us online or call us at 980-422-4080 or 704-763-0979 today to get in touch with our team so we can help you narrow down your best options!

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