Located in west-central Anatolia (Turkey), Oushak's weaving centers date back to the 15th century. The 16th and 17th centuries are revered as the Classical period for these rugs, where the true beauty of this art form was realised. Manufacturing skill paired with masterful designs made Oushak rugs and carpets very popular with strong demand. The rug renaissance of the 19th century, played an important role in Turkey and Oushak once again became one of the principal weaving centers. Western influence helped to initiate an abstract view point to the classical intricate designs of the past. By coarsening the weaves and increasing the scale of designs, a casual interpretation was formed. Oushak carpets are among the most sought after in the decorative world and have been made in sizes ranging from small to mansion.