Modern Oushak / Country of Origin: Turkey / Circa Date: Modern – The colors of this modern Oushak carpet are earthy and bring a bit of the natural world indoors. Blue and brown are a reflection of earthy and sky, or perhaps earth and water. The colors of this carpet are rich and intense, and the pattern is beautiful, as you would expect from a carpet from the Oushak rug weaving traditions.
Oushak is an ancient Turkish city that has been creating world-famous carpets since the 15th and 16th centuries. Their carpets were once revered by noblemen and were a symbol of status. They were known for using rich colors, and designs that were formal yet that kept their tribal charm and primitive character. They were also known for their soft texture and feel.
This carpet is from the modern Oushak collection, and it shows that the traditions and foundation upon which Oushak carpets were created still stands. Only it has been updated for modern tastes and décor. This piece would be perfect for adding a touch of more intense color to a neutral room. It could also support other more saturated colors throughout the room.
It is a gorgeous piece that has a tribal quality, making it perfect for a Boho chic or casual setting. Its intense colors are also perfect for an ultra-modern room with simple, geometric furniture. It creates a focal point in a room with furniture that is minimalist or retro-inspired.
The sheen of the rug will catch the light in the room, creating a slightly different look as the natural light shifts throughout the day. It is supple and has a soft feel underfoot that gives the room a luxurious quality, as you would expect from an Oushak carpet. It is the perfect piece to transform any contemporary space into a restful sanctuary.