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Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1900
365 × 250 cm 11’11” x 8’2”


A super cool and rare coloured pale blue/grey background on this antique Ushak from Anatolia (Turkey). Woven around 1890-1900 we can see the large scale geometric floral designs which make Ushaks desirable and famous today with collectors and interior designers to furnish homes with. Large leaf designs and bold medallions on this all over pattern, which make it very easy to place in any room. The border is deep and rich red with famous orange, purple and sludgy green dyes used frequently in Ushak carpets from this period.

The wool pile is thick and high throughout and woven on a woollen foundation this is a loose weave that is typical with rugs from this region. The palette of dyes and design can make you feel this is a contemporary carpet woven recently! when in fact dating at around 120 years old it is remarkable they wove rugs which have stood the test of time, and these timeless colours are used today for interiors.

We would happily welcome you contacting us to request a home visit, having visited customers in their own homes for over 30 years. We feel it is vital to view carpets and rugs at home, so you can make the ideal choice, trying various options in a room. A professional, free service we have offered since 1990.

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

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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 soft dyes are not uncommon.  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.

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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