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Antique Angora Ushak rug

Circa 1880
191 × 120 cm 6’3” x 3’11”


A rich red late 19th century antique Angora Ushak rug, woven in a small town in Western Anatolia, this type of Turkish carpet are known as Angora rugs. The late 19th century weavers came from villages outside of Ushak and employed tribal techniques. Paramount to these techniques was the use of larger knots on these carpets (sometimes less than 30 knots per square inch) and an all-wool foundation.  This is why Ushak’s have a soft and loose feel and their designs are more often very open.

Woven with amazing teal blue/greens, rich reds and golden tones, and off-white non dyed wool, the natural dyes are quite stunning! There is some lower areas of pile and wear on this ancient Turkish rug, which in many ways adds immense character and interest.  Supplied with our excellent sturdy underlay it would be a beautiful rug for the floor.

Request a home visit to see this beautiful Angora Ushak rug at home.  We have travelled nationwide for over 30 years, offering our professional and free, no obligation home visit service, so you can view any of our inventory in situ.

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The weave on Oushak rugs is generally rather coarse using bigger knotting than Persian rugs, as the wool is extremely soft the pile height is medium high on this rug.  A wonderful decorative antique rug ideal for many rooms. Oushak 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 bright rich red in colour and use bolder geometric designs.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire the UK & Europe by appointment.  Request a home visit to see this rare antique Angora Ushak rug at home at a convenient time for you. Our free trial extends throughout the UK, we can also ship worldwide.

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