Antique Donegal carpet, Ushak design

GBP 5,000.00

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Object Description

With an 18th century Turkish Ushak design this beautiful Donegal carpet was woven in Killybegs town in Ireland around 1920-1930.  Deep reds, purple hue blues, yellows and pinks combine to create a classical square antique carpet.  Well designed and in very good original condition.

The first Donegal carpets were made in the late 1890s when the Scottish industrialist, Alexander Morton, opened a factory in Killybegs. Morton was head of a textile manufacturing firm in Ayrshire. Although his factories already made machine-woven rugs, he wanted to make handmade carpets like those popular from Turkey and Persia.  A chance meeting with a member of Ireland’s Congested Districts Board pointed him towards Donegal. The county had two things to offer: a ready supply of willing workers and an almost infinite number of sheep.

Please request a home visit to choose a suitable time and day to view this antique Donegal carpet in-situ.  We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire & anywhere else in the UK by appointment.

Object Condition

In very good pile all over.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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