Oushak (also spelt as Ushak) rugs originated in the small town of West Central Anatolia, which is part of Istanbul, Turkey. Originally woven by nomads and used as essential necessities, the oushak rugs became known for their beautiful designs and quality and became the favored rugs of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century. Oushak also become a production centre for the Oushak rugs which were known for their beautiful designs and the quality made from silky wool. The signature designs are the star and the medallion rugs which originated from Oushak. Till today, Oushak rugs are regarded as one of the most favored types of oriental rugs and carpets.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.