9'10" x 8'1"
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New rugs are of the highest quality in their category and are handpicked overseas by the Bashir family.
Oushak (Ushak), which is in west central Turkey, is an ancient commercial carpet-weaving centre most famous for its ‘star’ and ‘medallion’ patterned rugs of the 17th and 18th centuries. These were venerated in Europe at the time, and often appear in contemporary paintings.
Ushak today produces little of merit, but carpets from the 19th and early 20th centuries tend to be of very good quality and highly sought after. The red-ground Oushak 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 stylized linked geometric leaves, one of the designs frequently found in Ushak carpets.
Sources and inspiration: Bérinstain, Valérie, et al. L'art du tapis dans le monde (The art of carpets in the world). Paris: Mengès, 1996. Print.; Jerrehian Jr., Aram K.A. Oriental Rug Primer. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1980. Print.; Herbert, Janice Summers. Oriental Rugs, New York: Macmillan, 1982. Print.; Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1980. Print. ; De Moubray, Amicia, and David Black. Carpets for the home, London: Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Print.; Jacobsen, Charles. Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1962. Print.; Bashir, S. (n.d.). Personal interview.; Web site sources and dates of consultation vary (to be confirmed). Without prejudice to official usage.