Ushak carpet
from western Turkey
circa 1940
Size: 382 x 292 cm

Fifty miles eastward from Kulah is the city of Ushak, famous during the 15th and 16th centuries for the carpets exported to Europe to adorn the halls of cathedrals and palaces.
Such brilliant carpet weaving subsequently declined but production did revive commercially in Ushak towards the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries and these carpets found great favour in Europe and America as roomsize decorative "Turkey" carpets.

Ushak turkey carpet web draft

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