U-1194 - Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
12ft 09in X 16ft 03in
This Oushak is in a finer weave with a shorter pile. It may be included in the Borlu subtype. The ivory field has a pattern distantly derived from the popular Persian Afshar designs but rendered here with the additional rough palmettes and cogwheel rosettes. The border of palmettes and cruciform compliments the whole. The overall formality is very light and the elements in ochre and tan drift in and out of focus. This light formality is the most popular of Oushak color schemes.
Vacuum your rug frequently and use a vacuum which uses suction and does not have bristles. If possible, set vacuum to low power setting and vacuum the rug up and down and do not use a back-and-forth motion.
If possible, rotate the rug every few years to allow foot traffic to be spread evenly and shade the rug from direct sunlight to avoid fading in areas.
A rug pad is recommended on all surfaces to prevent slipping and stop marking if on floors with grooves or lines. Professional cleaning is recommended every two or three years.