Woven in the late 19th Century in Anatolia, western Turkey, these exquisite hand-woven Ushak carpets have been produced since the start of the Ottoman period (1300-1922). The mid to late 19th century examples such as this became more open and decorative in design and were commissioned more for the Western market in the US and Europe and have since rivalled the look of the famous Ziegler carpets from Persia.
In near perfect original condition, this is one of the best antique Ushak carpets we have seen in over 30 years! With a dense, soft wool pile all over, no areas of wear or restoration, it is as near to being in perfect condition as can be! With the rarer pale green background and muted dusky pink border, one of the best colour combinations for these antique Turkish carpets.
Our home visits are available nationwide, we love showing our carpets and rugs in situ. Please contact us to make an appointment in your preferred way. This exceptional antique Ushak can also be viewed at our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey by appointment too.
Often younger Ushak’s or Oushak’s 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. Or visit our large barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey by appointment to view hundreds of rare carpets and rugs.
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