*This carpet is hand-knotted. Differences in shape, thickness, pattern and sizes can occur. **Each carpet is of the highest quality in its category & is carefully handpicked overseas by a member of the Bashir family.
A Brief History of Ushak Rugs
Ushak (Oushak), which is in west central Turkey, is an ancient commercial carpet-weaving centre most famous for its ‘star’ and ‘medallion’ patterned rugs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These were venerated in Europe at the time, and coften appear in contemporary paintings. Ushak today produces little of merit, but carpets from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries tend to be of very good quality and highly sought after. The red-ground Ushak displays excellent detailing, both in its endless field design and in the green border, and is a highly sophisticated piece.
The carpet with the white ground illustrated contains a design of heavily stylised linked geometric leaves, one of the designs frequently found in Ushak carpets.