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Antique Ushak runner

Circa 1910
350 × 97 cm 11’5” x 3’2”
£5,500

Description

Amazing green antique Ushak runner! Woven around 1910-1915, we love the green dyes and pink border used to create this antique runner, which has an almost contemporary feel! The change in the green dye at the top of the runner, is due to the weaver using a different batch of wool creating this ‘Abrash’ the term for dye change.  It adds lots of character to this beautiful piece, and coming in good all over condition, it is ready to be used on the floor to brighten a space!

Ushak runners, carpets and rugs or Oushak 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 Ushak’s woven around 1920-30 will be rich red in colour and use bolder geometric designs, as dyes and designs changed over the years.

To view this fun and colourful antique Ushak runner in situ, use our request home visit form, or contact us in your preferred way, we happily travel all over the UK showing our inventory of carpets, rugs and runners to private clients and interior designers.

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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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