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Karastan Antique Legends Oushak

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Karastan-Oushak


‘Antique Legends’ is a breathtaking collection of Axminster rugs with a ‘vintage’ finish. Styling is based on some of Karastan’s…and the worlds…most legendary antique carpet designs, yet the interpretation is fresh and the colors are perfect for today’s eclectic interiors. Karastan designers, utilizing multiple shades of a color within the design motifs, painstakingly recreate the ‘abrash’ or stria effect often found in aged vegetable dyes. After weaving, ‘Antique Legends’ rugs are given a special antique wash to further harmonize the colors with a rich ‘vintage’ patina. Our striking Oushak pattern was inspired by an early 20th century carpet woven in western Turkey and features an enlarged palmette trellis field design surrounded by a rosette border. It has been specifically designed to coordinate with Antique Legends pattern 2200-202 Bakhtiyari and is equally compatible with our Samovar pattern 900-901 Persian Vase.

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The first Persian Carpets were woven by hand almost 2,500 years ago. They were Magnificent - and often as fragile as they were beautiful. Then in 1928, Karastan became the first to introduce a custom loom designed to weave through the back, capturing utterly the richness and complexity of a hand-knotted Oriental rug. To reflect not just the intricacy of design, but the subtle nuances of color, gentled with age. Using only the finest materials, including ultra soft worsted New Zealand wool, each tug in out Antique Legends collection relies on the expertise of dozens of craftspeople to create inch by inch both timelessness and beauty. As a final touch, the rugs are enhanced with Karastan's Luster - wash as well as special 'antique' wash to harmonize the colors with a rich 'vintage' patina.

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