Palatial 16 1/2 x 9 3 /4 Foot Oushak Turkish Angora Rug. Early to mid 20th c. with scrolling leaf and vine designs on sandy field, salmon, blues, and gold highlights. Very Good Condition. Super soft lustrous Angora Turkish wool.. Measures 200"x117". PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. **Pickup only or Shipping on furniture offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, TSI 844-411-4587,The UPS store 843-202-0141, Mail & More 843-971-8204 or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact them or your own choice of shipper directly. *** Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak in west-central Anatolia, today just south of Istanbul, Turkey. Unlike most Turkish rugs, Oushak carpets had been greatly influenced by Persian designs. 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, area rugs began to be produced in Oushak 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. The designs of Oushak rugs and carpets are typically based on geometric motives with central medallion drawings, smaller all-over medallions or scattered sprays of vine scroll and palmettes. They are also famed for the grand, monumental scale of designs. Today, Oushak rugs are highly desirable and decorative for elegant room settings.