Modern Oushak / Country of Origin: Turkey / Circa Date: Modern – Oushak rugs have a certain mystique about them that has fascinated collectors and made them a favorite among designers for several centuries. Traditional Oushak rugs were once favored in the homes of statesmen and dignitaries in the early days of the United States. Today, the Oushak weavers continue to create beautiful treasures that are suited for contemporary interiors. This spectacular Oushak rug has a more traditional flavor, but it is designed to complement a modern space.
The design and colors of this modern Oushak rug are closer to a historical design, but the artist used a weaving technique that blends them in a way that makes them softer and a bit shabby chic. The design is similar to a traditional all-over pattern. Only the elements are larger in proportion to the overall size of the rug than in traditional designs. This gives it an abstract, modern look that makes the perfect complement to a formal interior.
It would be the perfect base for an ultra-modern minimalist design. The colors of the rug pay homage to the brilliant blues and reds of traditional rugs, but it features gray as the primary color. This rug could easily be used to add an unexpected splash of color to a room in grays or neutrals. The design of this rug has a classic Turkish design that would also make it perfect for a vibrant boudoir-style room.
One of the characteristics that makes Oushak rugs stand out is their versatility. This rug has a more formal character, but it is also softened to give it a more casual look, too. Its abstract, tribal design and gorgeous, playful colors would be the perfect touch to a Boho chic room or perhaps to add a bit of spice to a minimalist design. This modern rug sparks the imagination with its marriage of traditional design ideas with contemporary interior trends.