Modern Oushak / Country of Origin: Turkey / Circa Date: Modern – This gorgeous, contemporary modern Oushak rug has a soft look and texture that honors its traditional design roots but also gives it a trendy, updated look. Oushak is a Turkish city that has a long tradition of creating beautiful masterpieces that have graced the halls of palaces and the homes of dignitaries since the 15th and 16th centuries. Their designs were favorites among the global elite in the 18th century, and this piece demonstrates that their tradition of excellence in design continues today.
This rug is based on a traditional Oushak design. Only the artist gave it a modern touch through its natural colors and its abstraction of traditional design motifs. This rug has a formal symmetry and colorful, spicy accents that make it perfect for creating an elegant design, but it also retains its earthy, tribal quality, too. Oushak rug designs are known for their creative renditions of traditional Turkish motifs and design elements. This makes them able to fit into a formal and sophisticated design scheme or a more casual one.
This modern rug uses soft colors that have been blended in a way that softens them and allows them to fit perfectly into today’s nature-inspired room designs. One of the latest design trends is using colors that reflect the spices that were once traded along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road. This piece draws in the colors of turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon. It then balances them with the cool blues of an oasis. The look is one that is soothing, serene, and well-balanced.
This is a piece that sparks the imagination. It would make the perfect addition to a minimalist or Swedish Modern design with its colors and design the evokes the natural world. Its design is elegant, yet it still has a tribal feel that would make it perfect for a Boho chic space, too. Regardless of where you use it, it brings a fresh, contemporary look to the space that still reflects its ancient roots.