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 They were woven from about 1450 to 1520 and were superseded by the "Lotto" rugs, named after the Italian artist Lorenzo Lotto.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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No. 12560
Turkey, Second Quarter 20th Century
4 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 9 in.
1.27 m x 1.75 m
$1,920
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No. 13188
Turkey, Early 20th Century
12 ft. x 13 ft. 6 in.
3.66 m x 4.11 m
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No. 8527
Turkey, Early 20th Century
7 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. 8 in.
2.24 m x 2.64 m
$10,000
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10 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. 8 in.
3.20 m x 3.25 m
$19,750
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No. 22167
Turkey
12 ft. 11 in. x 15 ft. 9 in.
3.94 m x 4.80 m
$38,750
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No. 22033
Turkey, Early 20th Century
9 ft. 9 in. x 12 ft. 6 in.
2.97 m x 3.81 m
$26,250
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8 ft. 1 in. x 9 ft. 5 in.
2.46 m x 2.87 m
$14,375
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10 ft. 10 in. x 12 ft. 8 in.
3.30 m x 3.86 m
$21,700
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No. 10142
Turkey, Early 20th Century
11 ft. 7 in. x 12 ft. 11 in.
3.53 m x 3.94 m
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No. 16554
Turkey
11 ft. 11 in. x 14 ft. 3 in.
3.63 m x 4.34 m
$27,500
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No. 25853
Turkey
10 ft. 4 in. x 11 ft. 11 in.
3.15 m x 3.63 m
$15,000
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No. 25900
Turkey
14 ft. 2 in. x 23 ft.
4.32 m x 7.01 m
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13 ft. 10 in. x 14 ft. 5 in.
4.22 m x 4.39 m
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No. 25343
Turkey
1 ft. 1 in. x 1 ft. 7 in.
0.33 m x 0.48 m
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No. 25342
Turkey
1 ft. 1 in. x 1 ft. 7 in.
0.33 m x 0.48 m
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No. 25341
Turkey
11 in. x 1 ft. 7 in.
0.28 m x 0.48 m
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No. 25474
Turkey
3 ft. 9 in. x 6 ft. 11 in.
1.14 m x 2.11 m
$2,250
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6 ft. 4 in. x 16 ft. 5 in.
1.93 m x 5.00 m
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No. 25431
Turkey
7 ft. 8 in. x 8 ft. 3 in.
2.34 m x 2.51 m
$5,500
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10 ft. 9 in. x 13 ft. 8 in.
3.28 m x 4.17 m
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No. 25336
Turkey
4 ft. 1 in. x 6 ft. 1 in.
1.24 m x 1.85 m
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No. 25337
Turkey
2 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 11 in.
0.81 m x 1.19 m
$3,200
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No. 25338
Turkey
2 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 9 in.
0.86 m x 1.45 m
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No. 25339
Turkey
4 ft. 2 in. x 13 ft. 6 in.
1.27 m x 4.11 m
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10 ft. 4 in. x 17 ft. 2 in.
3.15 m x 5.23 m
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No. 24398
Turkey
14 ft. 6 in. x 17 ft. 8 in.
4.42 m x 5.38 m
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No. 24821
Turkey
10 ft. 4 in. x 11 ft. 8 in.
3.15 m x 3.56 m
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No. 24682
Turkey
4 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 2 in.
1.27 m x 1.88 m
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No. 24683
Turkey
4 ft. 1 in. x 6 ft. 2 in.
1.24 m x 1.88 m
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No. 20849
Turkey
11 ft. 8 in. x 14 ft. 8 in.
3.56 m x 4.47 m
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