Ushak is derived from the rug designs made by the Turkish tribe of the same name
The Antiquarian Ushak collection is derived from the rug designs made by the Turkish tribe of the same name. Used excessivly in mosques and churches. Louis de Poortere uses faded colours for this design and layers of texture and abstract prints merged with historical influence to create a beautiful unique outcome.
Invented in 1804 by Frenchman, Joseph Marie Jacquard, the original Jacquard head simplified the process of machine making complex patterns through a number of punched cards ‘chained' together in sequence. Each card featured a number of punched holes to form a single row of the pattern and the chain could be as long as needed, helping Jacquard equipped looms to produce some really fantastic and surprisingly intricate designs. Now with digital control, modern-day electronic Jacquard machines are computer-controlled, significantly reducing the downtime with changing traditional card machines, avoiding the necessity for repeats and showing almost complete versatility in creating pattern. By far the best way to machine make rugs, electronic Jacquard rug making speeds-up production dramatically, helping to bring beautiful design at a really competitive price point.