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Antique Ushak carpet

Circa 1900
500 x 280 cm 16’4” x 9’2”
£36,000
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A masterpiece of an antique Ushak carpet from Western Anatolia has just arrived with a fabulous large scale design geometric design and bold palette.  Woven around 1890-1900 the dye palette is rich red and green with pale blues, and subtle yellows, it has faded over the last 100 years to produce a really attractive decorative carpet. From a private collection, it has resided at for over the last 30 years, a rare large narrow size to come to market.

As members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) and LAPADA – The Association of Art and Antique Dealers you can purchase from us with confidence. Our inventory is vetted by both associations at the antiques fairs we exhibit at yearly.

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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 common, especially on earlier pieces.  Often younger Ushaks or Oushaks will be rich red in colour and use bolder geometric designs. This good condition Oushak carpet or Ushak has a good full wool pile throughout the carpet.  No significant losses or damage and ideal for any room with underlay we supply.

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.

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