Modern Oushak / Country of Origin: Turkey / Circa Date: Modern – This modern Oushak carpet is contemporary, yet it has a distinctive tribal character. The city of Oushak has a reputation for weaving fine carpets that goes back to the late Renaissance. Their carpets once adorned the palaces and estates of noblemen. They have a reputation for creating carpets with innovative designs and striking color combinations. This carpet demonstrates that this is still the case.
This carpet uses neutral grays and blacks, contrasted against intense electric blue and ultra-white. This creates a striking rug that is vibrant and intense. It has a modern look that would be the perfect complement to furniture that features clean lines and simple shapes. Designers are now using the rug as the inspiration for the entire room design. This rug creates many opportunities for inspiration and innovation in furniture and accessories.
Even though the colors used in the rug are traditionally seen as neutral tones, this rug uses them in a way that creates an intense and energetic palette. The design of the rug has traces of traditional Oushak rug designs, almost as if they are faint reflections of the past. This carpet has a tribal quality, but it also has a style that is modern and a bit eclectic.
The modern colors and motifs that reflect their tribal roots create drama and tension in the piece. You can see a hint of traditional overall design and the variations in design that are characteristic of more primitive village carpets. The Oushak weavers are known for creating pieces that have a distinctive character and creativity that is inspired by their traditional roots. This is the perfect modern rug that is a reflection of the past, but it carries these traditions in the future. It would make the perfect piece for giving the room an intense and exotic flavor.