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Oushak Rugs

The carpet weaving art has been continuously practiced in Oushak since at least the mid-15th century. Oushak is situated on the Gediz River about 100 miles inland from the Turkish west coast. Smyrna is its port city. Oushak rugs were among the first oriental pile carpets to reach Europe, and for centuries they have appeared in Old Master paintings in both religious and secular scenes. Oushak carpets have always been purely commercial and no Ottoman court workshop was ever established in that town. Sultans, Vizirs and Pashas did, however, employ Oushaks, usually of the grandest scale, in their household decor. Large Oushaks, mostly from the 18th century, with rows of prayer niches (saphs) were employed in great numbers in mosques in Istanbul and other Turkish cities. Today they have mostly been cut up to provide collector items.

The earliest surviving antique rugs are the "Holbein" pattern pieces, named after Hans Holbein the Younger, in whose paintings they frequently appear. They usual have dark blue, green or parti-colored grounds with two types of small repeating medallions. They were woven from about 1450 to 1520 and were superseded by the "Lotto" rugs, named after the Italian artist Lorenzo Lotto. These usually have warm madder red grounds and [...]

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Turkey, Mid-20th Century
13 ft. 2 in. x 15 ft. 5 in.
4.01 m x 4.70 m
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No. 21064
Turkey, Early 20th Century
2 ft. 2 in. x 23 ft.
0.66 m x 7.01 m
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Turkey, Early 20th Century
12 ft. 5 in. x 31 ft. 10 in.
3.78 m x 9.70 m
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No. 31372
Turkey, Early 20th Century
11 ft. 4 in. x 17 ft. 5 in.
3.45 m x 5.31 m
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No. 30606
Turkey, Mid-20th Century
11 ft. 9 in. x 20 ft. 5 in.
3.58 m x 6.22 m
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No. 31192
Turkey, Early 20th Century
9 ft. 1 in. x 11 ft. 5 in.
2.77 m x 3.48 m
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No. 31405
Turkey, Early 20th Century
12 ft. 3 in. x 15 ft. 6 in.
3.73 m x 4.72 m
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No. 18896
Turkey, Early 20th Century
8 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 6 in.
2.57 m x 2.59 m
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No. 31818
Turkey, Early 20th Century
13 ft. 6 in. x 16 ft. 8 in.
4.11 m x 5.08 m
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No. 30618
Turkey, Mid-20th Century
12 ft. 7 in. x 12 ft. 8 in.
3.84 m x 3.86 m
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10 ft. 9 in. x 13 ft. 4 in.
3.28 m x 4.06 m
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No. 26986
Turkey, Early 20th Century
13 ft. 2 in. x 17 ft. 2 in.
4.01 m x 5.23 m
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12 ft. 10 in. x 18 ft. 1 in.
3.91 m x 5.51 m
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No. 17396
Turkey, Early 20th Century
4 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft.
1.42 m x 2.13 m
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4 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 2 in.
1.27 m x 1.88 m
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No. 31212
Turkey, Mid 20th Century
7 ft. 7 in. x 10 ft. 10 in.
2.31 m x 3.30 m
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No. 30902
Turkey, Early 20th Century
12 ft. 5 in. x 15 ft. 1 in.
3.78 m x 4.60 m
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No. 27944
Turkey, Early 20th Century
12 ft. 3 in. x 16 ft. 8 in.
3.73 m x 5.08 m
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No. 30183
Turkey, Early 20th Century
12 ft. x 14 ft. 6 in.
3.66 m x 4.42 m
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No. 29412
Turkey, Early 20th Century
2 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 11 in.
0.71 m x 0.89 m
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No. 27254
Turkey, Early 20th Century
9 ft. 10 in. x 13 ft. 1 in.
3.00 m x 3.99 m
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No. 29494
Turkey, Early 20th Century
3 ft. 1 in. x 11 ft. 4 in.
0.94 m x 3.45 m
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11 ft. 11 in. x 17 ft. 9 in.
3.63 m x 5.41 m
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7 ft. 11 in. x 11 ft. 4 in.
2.41 m x 3.45 m
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8 ft. 1 in. x 11 ft. 2 in.
2.46 m x 3.40 m
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3.61 m x 4.57 m
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3.66 m x 4.34 m
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17 ft. x 19 ft. 8 in.
5.18 m x 5.99 m
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No. 30980
Turkey
7 ft. 11 in. x 10 ft. 9 in.
2.41 m x 3.28 m
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13 ft. x 13 ft. 2 in.
3.96 m x 4.01 m
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