- Provenance: Turkey, 19-20th Century
- Materiality: 100% Wool
- Dimensions: 8' W x 10' L
- Heirloom: Due to this item's handcrafted or reclaimed nature, there may be slight variations or imperfect qualities that give character to this one of a kind heirloom
- Timeless Aesthetic:This item is ageless in aesthetic, avoiding obsolescence, limited use, or an otherwise shortened lifespan due to changing styles and trends
What Have We Here ?
Carpet weaving has an essential place in the culture, economy, and art of the “Rug Belt”, a series of countries that stretch from Morocco, through the Middle East, and end in northern India. Persian carpets, first exported to ancient Greece and revered by great writers of the time, are specifically admired due to their strong foundational warps and wefts, and a variety of painstakingly handcrafted elaborate designs. Most well-known motifs range from archetypal, geometric, floral, and some even have cosmolic references to space and stars. These works of textile art are typically woven with wool, silk, or cotton and can take anywhere from weeks to even years to complete once a weaver commences the process.
Oushak rugs are aptly named for the region they are woven in, the village of Oushak, which is just south of Istanbul. Oushak rugs are most revered for their subtle pastel hues and floral motifs that can be incorporated into both modern or contemporary interior design as well as more traditional or antique-filled interiors.
How to Use It ?
We recommend paying close attention to the motifs and colorscapes that were intentionally chosen by the weaver and visualizing where such a piece would be suited best in your space. If the choices are abundant, we think the calming, soft color palette is the perfect counterpart to a bedroom, workspace, or living room.
Why It Matters ?
Oushak rugs are hand-knotted and made from angora wool. Thanks are due to the wise weavers who chose this sustainable, timeless technique and material so that we can preserve and enjoy this tapestry of both art and culture for decades, and even centuries, to come.