Modern Oushak / Country of Origin: Turkey / Circa Date: Modern – Oushak is a carpet weaving center that has been renowned for its beautifully crafted carpets for centuries. Its traditional designs have graced homes across the globe as a symbol of elegance and taste. They are still known for their fine quality and exquisite craftsmanship. Only now, the Oushak rug weavers are finding new and innovative ways to give their traditional designs a modern twist that makes them perfect for contemporary décor.
This gorgeous modern Oushak carpet uses gentle, earthy colors and a design that is loosely based on a traditional garden design carpet. The weavers of this piece took traditional elements and transformed them into modern art. The border is minimal and blends into the field, creating a gentle transition to the flooring underneath. The colors are earthy and nature-inspired, making this carpet perfect for spaces that reflect the textures and colors found in the natural world.
The design of this carpet is inspired by the traditional garden carpets with its all over field design. Only in this case, the artist has expanded the traditional motifs to make it appear larger, giving it a modern abstract appearance. The artist separated the main border of the rug from the field using a technique that makes it look like a cutout or collage. The colors carry throughout the design, giving it unity, but also breaking up the pattern to create visual interest.
This modern carpet has an air of mystique that will give the room a global character that looks sophisticated and well-traveled. It would be the perfect piece for a traditional setting with antiques or more formal furniture. Its earthy, tribal side would also make the perfect foundation for a Boho chic or more casual setting. It would soften a more modern room, too. The muted, neutral colors would make the perfect addition to a palette of neutrals, adding just enough color to add interest, but not enough to disturb the peaceful feeling of the space. This is a versatile piece that can easily take on a different character, depending on how you choose to accessorize it.