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Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1890
490 × 290 cm 16’ x 9’6”


A beautiful pale green antique Ushak carpet from Western Anatolia with glorious soft pinks and gentle greens.  One of the largest rug production areas since the Ottoman Empire, Ushak designs tend to be more open than Persian rugs and softer dyes are not uncommon.  Often younger Ushaks or Oushaks will be rich red in colour and use bolder geometric designs.  Condition wise….

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it is in good general condition with minimal low areas in places. Oushak carpets from this period were often woven on a red weft (the weft being part of the foundation running across) it occasionally can be seen on Oushaks with larger knots such as this decorative carpet.  Some areas of low pile showing, and minor restoration on the sides in places.  But structurally very sound and lots of soft wool pile remaining over the majority of this highly decorative carpet.  With our durable carpet underlay it would add further body and keep it safe on the floor for many years.

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 open designs and wonderful colours, thus making them easy to place in a drawing room or under a dining table.

Please request a home visit if you would like to view this antique Oushak carpet in your own home.  We love to travel and would be very happy to show you this carpet in situ and many more carpets to see which best suits your home.

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