Ushak alcove Carpet (Antique) 7785
Country of origin: Turkey
Length: 352cmUshak carpet, hand knotted in the city of Uşak (Ushak), Turkey. This produced rugs for palaces and mosques use, and for export. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, this manufacture came increasingly under European control. By the close of the 19th century the carpets had become coarser and rougher, with designs calculated to please European tastes. Circa 1820, little worn in places, Cut and joint to fit an alcove.
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