These popular star and medallion rugs originated in Oushak, just south of Istanbul in Turkey.
The style of Oushak rugs had made them as one of the most popular oriental rugs. They are made of wool yet have an overtone that offers the impression of the rug being washed out in appearance. The colors can vary from green, ivory, bronze, gold or saffron.
The designs of Oushak rugs and carpets are typically based on geometric motives with central medallion drawings, smaller all-over medallions or scattered sprays of vine scroll and palmettes.