Hand knotted in a Turkish-style weave using 100% premium hand-spun wool, these perennially popular rugs remain in a special class all their own! While colors within the collection range from classic traditional colorways to updated modern tones more in keeping with today’s tastes and lifestyles, all of these timeless designs and motifs retain the unique characteristics so prized in antique Ushaks.
All works of the Bessarabian category are highly decorative, Not dissimilar to particular Karabaghs from the Caucasus, many of the designs crafted in Bessarabian carpets are floral in motif. The designs usually fit within a black or brown tone background, executed in a naturalistic western. Some pieces, in particular the flat-weaves, are woven with the distinctive Bessarabian palette in the tradition of kilim rugs from nearby Anatolia.
Good condition! No stains, no odor. Sides and ends original. Flat weave – as shown in pictures.
The term Anatolian is generally applied to all Turkish rugs. After World War I, thousands of new rugs forsaking old Turkish designs were made in floral Persian designs. For these, the name Sparta and Anatolian was the general name.
Good condition! No stains, no odor. Sides and ends original. Flatweave pile. As shown in pictures.
Antique Oushak rugs have been woven in Western Turkey since the beginning of the Ottoman period. Historians attributed to them many of the great masterpieces of early Turkish carpet weaving from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. However, less is known about what happened to production there in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. When things become clearer toward 1900, the Oushak region re-emerges as a major center, this time for room-size decorative rugs. Antique Turkish carpets such as these are desirable today as highly decorative pieces. They come in central medallion designs as well as patterns of smaller allover medallions or scattered sprays of vine scroll and palmettes. They are notable for the grand, monumental scale of the designs, often a subdued palette in soft apricot and golden saffron tones whose pleasing qualities are enhanced by their particularly soft and lustrous wool.
(Description from Nazymial Antique Rugs – the purchase of this rug has no relation to Nazymial)
Vintage condition! No stains, no odor. Sides and ends original. Low pile. As shown in pictures.