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Enormous Antique Ushak runner

Circa 1890
1593 × 98 cm 52’3” x 3’2”


An incredible enormous antique Ushak runner, from the late 19th century, it was originally two very long runners which have been joined together many years ago. It has been done extremely well and has created a stunning runner just over 52 feet in length! Which is again just shy of 16 metres! The colours are typical of Ushak runners from the late 19th century, using warm green/blue dyes, vivid orange and reds, with muddy greens.  Fantastic dye change all over this 120 year old runner, the greens and blues vary massively in different shades along this gigantic runner!

Runners from Turkey of this proportion were more often commissioned for large homes in the West in the late 19th century, they have been used but well looked after.  Their pile is thick and glossy, with soft wool you would expect from these densely piled antique Turkish runners.  The weave on Ushak rugs, carpets and runners is generally rather coarse using bigger knotting than Persian rugs.  but they have wonderful drawings and open designs.

To view this scarce enormous antique runner in situ, we happily travel all over the UK showing our inventory to private clients and interior designers.  Contact us if we can show you this runner soon.

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Oushak runners, carpets and rugs or Ushak depending on the spelling preference, 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.

These Anatolian runners have an almost contemporary feel to them and would work in a modern space as well as traditional.  Ushak rugs, runners 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 often softer palette than antique 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.  Contact us to request a home visit, we would love to show you this rare collection of six antique runners in situ.

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