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Rare Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1890
938 x 497 cm 30’9” x 16’3”
£70,000
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An enormous antique ushak carpet rarely found in this oversize, at over 9 metres in length it really is an amazing feat of weaving from the late 19th century. With rich reds, varying all over as the carpet would have taken years to weave the wool used with have undoubtedly changed over this time.  As a new batch of wool is used, this adds to the amazing character of this huge antique carpet.  Amazing green dyes have been used on the large scale geometric medallions, a beautiful and rare all over design carpet.

If you would like to view this stunning enormous Ushak at home, please click on the request a home visit form to choose an ideal day and time for us to visit.  A professional, free and no obligation service we have offered travelling nationwide since 1990.  It would be our pleasure to visit your home and help you soon.

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One of the largest rug production areas since the Ottoman Empire, Ushak designs tend to be more open than Persian rugs and softer dyes are common, especially on earlier pieces.  Often younger Ushaks or Oushaks will be rich red in colour and use bolder geometric designs. This good condition Oushak carpet or Ushak has a good full wool pile throughout the carpet.  No significant losses or damage and ideal for any room with underlay we supply.

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 open designs and wonderful colours, thus making them easy to place in a drawing room or under a dining table.

As members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) and LAPADA – The Association of Art and Antique Dealers you can purchase from us with confidence. Our inventory is vetted by both associations at the antiques fairs we exhibit at yearly.

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