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Oushak Love

Oushak Love

The Turkish Oushak has become one of the most desired rugs by designers and architects alike. Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak, in central Anatolia, today just south of Istanbul, Turkey. Unlike most Turkish rugs, Oushak carpets had been greatly influenced by Persian designs. Almost from the beginning of the Ottoman empire, Oushak has been a major production center of Turkish rugs. After the design revolution in the late 15th Century, Oushak began production of rugs for commercial purposes due to the easy access of superb wool and natural dyes. Antique Oushak carpets tend to be coarsely woven on a wool foundation with a wool pile, and are distinctive in both pattern and color palette.

 

Candace Bushnell opted for a soft antique Oushak in her own living room.

Candace Bushnell opted for a soft antique Oushak in her own living room.

 

This is the cover of

This is the cover of "Southern Cosmopolitan" by Susan Sully. I just love the bright antique Oushak with the ikat fabric and the green walls.

 

A Matt Camron antique piece in a bedroom

A Matt Camron antique piece in a bedroom

 

 

Here are some of my favorite Oushaks from the Matt Camron collection; both new and old.

Can you believe this is brand new? It's a Matt Camron antique-inspired oushak. It just arrived from our workshop to our Houston showroom last week!

Can you believe this is brand new? It's a Matt Camron antique-inspired oushak. It just arrived from our workshop to our Houston showroom last week!

 

Above is another antique inspired oushak from our own line. The soft grays and tans are so trendy right now!

Above is another antique inspired oushak from our own line. The soft grays and tans are so trendy right now!

 

This old oushak is fantastic. I love the contrast between the soft sea foam green and the red.

This old oushak is fantastic. I love the contrast between the soft sea foam green and the red.

 

Above is a beautiful 19th century piece.

Above is a beautiful 19th century piece.

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