USHAK, a town of Asia Minor, altitude 3160 ft. in the Kutaiah sanjak of the Brusa vilayet, situated in a fertile district, on a tributary of the Menderes, and connected with Smyrna and Konia by rail. Pop. 9000 Moslems and 2000 Christians. It is noted for its heavy pile carpets, khali, known as " Turkey carpets." The Oriental character of the carpets has been almost destroyed by the adoption of aniline dyes and the introduction of Western patterns. The town has a trade in valonia, cereals and opium.
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