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Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1890
300 × 202 cm 9’10” x 6’7”


A rare small scale Turkish carpet, a highly decorative late 19th century antique Ushak carpet to be precise, and with a rare off-white, grey toned background.  The soft yellow border combined with gentle greens, pins, and soft reds is exquisite!

A very open delicate leaf and floral pattern all over, which is real delight.  The wool pile is in general extremely good indeed, with a dense pile throughout the main areas, as close to perfect as can be.  No losses to the ends or side/selvedges, as far as decorative antique carpets go this one would be very easy to live with and place in a drawing room, study or bedroom for example.

Ushak’s have become increasingly desirable in Europe and in the US in recent years, with their soft dyes, open pattern and muted appearance making them extremely popular with private individuals and interior designers.  Their value has always been high, but they are increasing and going alongside the Ziegler carpets from the famed workshop of the same name.

Request a home visit to see this beautiful rare antique Ushak carpet at home at a convenient time. Or please arrange a visit to our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey if you prefer.

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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.  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.

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