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Antique Angora rug

Circa 1860
251 × 146 cm 8’2” x 4’9”


This rare and early antique Angora rug comes from a small town in Western Anatolia, woven in Ushak, this type of Turkish carpet are known as Angora carpets. The 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 Ushaks have a soft loose feel and their designs are more often very open.

Dating around 1860-1870 it has had restoration over the years, which is visible in the soft camel tone background.  It actually adds to the character and charm in many ways, the abrash in the blue border is lovely too, this is the term for dye change.  The ends have been professionally restored too.

Request a home visit to see this early antique Angora rug at home.  We travel nationwide, a free, no obligation service we have offered for over 30 years.

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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 Angora carpet in your own home.  We love to travel all over the UK 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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