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What is an Oushak Antique Rug?

 
06-21-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
What is an Oushak Antique Rug?
If you are in the market for an antique rug or find your inspiration inside the pages of interior design magazines, youve probably come across the term Oushak rug. Oushak is a smaller classification in the broader category of Turkish rugs and garnered its namesake from the Turkish city of Oushak in the interior part of the Aegean Region. Popular for their beautifully intricate designs and impressive longevity, Oushak rugs first started appearing around the year 1300 at the start of the Ottoman Empire and are still one of the most prized antique rugs on the market today.
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