Modern Oushak / Country of Origin: Turkey / Circa Date: Modern – This gorgeous modern Oushak rug in muted tones is the perfect addition to a neutral room. When modern designers want to create a room that feels calm and serene, they turn to neutrals such as grays, browns, and earth-tones. Rugs now play a more important role in the room design than in the past. Designers often begin with the rug that creates the right atmosphere in the room, and then, they choose the furniture and accessories to go with it.
The earth tones and ancient, traditionally inspired design of this rug has a tribal feeling. Oushak is a city in Western Anatolia that is known for rugs that are of exceptional quality and that have a wide range of designs. The weaving traditions of this city go back over 400 years. The traditional designs of Oushak rugs were the inspiration for many of the motifs and artistry that is most commonly associated with Persian rugs.
The Oushak weavers have varied their designs over the years, showing their ability to adapt to changes in design tastes. This gorgeous piece is based on a traditional garden design carpet. Only the artist gave it a modern update by expanding the floral designs, giving them an abstract quality that is perfectly suited to contemporary styles.
This modern rug was created to have an aged appearance, with neutral colors that blend together into a natural palette of soft grays, earthy browns, cider spice, saffron, and midnight blue. This modern rug brings an old world and exotic feel to the room and would be the perfect match for a Boho chic room or room with earthy colors and textures. In a neutral room, it adds a bit of color without being too overpowering. It is the perfect foundation for a range of modern styles. Creating beautiful, versatile masterpieces is a hallmark of the Oushak weaving tradition. This rug shows that this tradition continues today. This carpet would make the perfect addition to any room of the home.