The oushak carpet originated in Turkey, and thus named after the city of Usak, Turkey, in western Anatolia. Oushaks are very popular carpets and considered to be some of the finest of oriental area rugs. Both the star and the medallion carpets came from the Oushak. The wool is very luminous and and soft to walk on. These highly sought after handmade area rugs are woven with 100% handspun wool and natural dyes.