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Oushak Rugs

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Oushak Rugs

OUSHAK RUGS     Oushak area rugs are the most valuable rugs of Turkey together with Hereke rugs. Oushak rugs have a history dating back to 14th century. Oushak carpets were very valuable luxury items imported to Europe by European merchants for centuries. They were sold to wealthiest bourgeois and royal families in Europe. Oushak area rugs are made wool on wool and they are made in any sizes, they even have sizes to fullfill a whole palace room. Mostly used colors are light brown, beige, cinnamon, blue and red. Medallion design and outspread flower designs are common on Oushak  area rugs.

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Silk Kayseri Carpets

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SILK KAYSERİ RUGS   Kayseri carpets made with pure silk. They are real masterpieces with very fine quality weavings, classy designs and ofcourse lovely silks. These are the top quality rugs among all other Kayseri rugs yet they are made only in very limited numbers, it is hard to find one and this fact makes them even more precious.  

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Kayseri Carpets with Manchester Wool

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KAYSERI CARPETS MADE WITH MANCHESTER WOOL    In the beginning of 20th century special, very high quality wools imported from Manchester/England and they were used on regular Kayseri carpets for knotting the piles and the results were amazing. They were so beautiful and quality that Kayseri carpets made with Manchester wool seperated from regular Kayseri carpets and today they are considered in different category even though patterns and colors used are all same with regular Kayseri carpets. They are so soft, thin and 1 square inch contains much more knots compared to regular Kayseri rugs. These rugs are one of...

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Materials Used In Handmade Rugs

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Materials Used In Handmade Rugs

Handmade rugs are made from five basic materials such as; sheep wool, goat hair, cotton, floss silk and silk. SHEEP WOOL The quality of the wool varies according to the climate, the breed of sheep and the time of year of the shearing. Wool from sheep that live in warm and arid regions is normally dry and brittle and since it breaks so easily, it ends up being short and looks lifeless. Good quality wool comes from healthy and well fed sheep found in cold regions or at high elevations with good grazing lands and lots of water. In the...

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