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Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1870
720 × 447 cm 23’7” x 14’7”


Dating from 1870-1880 this highly decorative carpet from Western Anatolia has all the design traits and colours we look for in large Ushak carpets.  Muted faded pink tones, murky purple/brown dyes, early muddy greens and faded rustic yellow motifs.  The green border is a rare dye and has faded and woven with wonderful ‘abrash’ (dye change) over this enormous length of 720 cm.  You can see from the professional image the pink dyes have oxidised and mellowed too throughout this exceptional oversize carpet.  Adding to the charm and interest of this 140 year old carpet.

Ushaks were woven in Western Anatolia which was one of the largest rug production areas since the Ottoman Empire.  Their designs tend to be more open than Persian rugs and use soft natural dyes. The faded green border colour works so well with the soft pinks and muted golden tones.  These Turkish Ushak carpets have rightly grown to be as desirable and useable to decorate large drawing rooms and dining rooms as the famous Ziegler & Co production of Sultanabad, Persia.

Please Request a Home Visit to see this beautiful oversize antique Ushak carpet at home, we love to travel, having visited clients and interior designers all over the UK for the last 30 years.


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Often younger Ushaks or Oushaks will be rich red in colour and use bolder geometric designs.  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.  A decorative subtle piece ideal for a soft scheme.

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.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire the UK & Europe by appointment. Or visit our large barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey by appointment to view hundreds of rare carpets and rugs.

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