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Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1880
384 × 313 cm 12’7” x 10’3”


An ancient and interesting Anatolian antique Ushak carpet woven around 1870-1880 with a beautiful leaf and flower design.  The variety of greens and gold tones are wonderful early dyes, the pinks and cherry reds for the background design are a very unusual palette and have faded in areas due to the age of this piece.

Due to the age of this carpet some old areas of restoration are apparent, with some old reweaves at the ends/fringe area.  There are some areas of lower pile in the main field, but no thread bare areas or holes to speak of.  The general pile is very good, with a medium wool pile height on this 140 year old carpet from Ushak in Turkey.

If you would like to request a home visit, we have visited customers in their own homes for over 30 years, so we would love to help you too.  We feel it is vital to view a selection of carpets and rugs at home, this helps you make the ideal choice, trying various options in a room.  This is our free, professional service we have offered since 1990.

Please do view all the additional images, all taken in natural light with no editing. We take time to make sure all our images are as close to viewing the carpet with your own eyes.

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Ushak’s were woven in Western Anatolia which was one of the largest rug production areas since the Ottoman Empire.  This Anatolian carpet has an almost contemporary feel to it and would work in a modern space as well as traditional.  We clean every carpet before offering it for sale and make sure the ends and fringes are secured.

Ushak rugs and carpets were woven in the Anatolian highlands south of Istanbul where they used extremely soft wool and using the larger Turkish knot made them weave more open designs than Persian carpets. They are increasingly desirable today due to their sometimes softer palette than Persian carpets, thus making them easy to place in a drawing room or under a dining table.

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