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Medallion Oushak UshakUsak rugs, woven in the 16th and 17 centuries, represent the second golden age of Turkish rugs after Seljuk rugs. Beside their local use in the Ottoman soil, Usak rugs were exported great deal to the European countries. These rugs decorated the palaces, churches, cathedrals and houses of rich in Europe. Many European painters such as Holbein, Lorenzo Lotto had these rugs on their paintings. Some of the Usak patterns are named after these painters. Although they are not mentioned under the name of Usak rugs, most of these very fine carpets came from Usak workshops.


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Usak rugs, Holbein,  Lorenzo Lotto OUSHAK

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