Modern Oushak Rugs
Collection Of Modern Oushak Rugs: Centuries Old Tradition with a Contemporary Style
There’s something magical and almost mystical about carpets. Their beauty and elegance have graced the floors of palaces and estates around the world for centuries. Traditional carpet weaving centers, such as Oushak, have a tradition of creating these masterpieces for the world to enjoy. Now, this fine tradition continues, and the weaving centers of old are now bringing their gorgeous works of art to the world once again. Only now, they are giving them a contemporary and updated twist. Nazmiyal is proud to present to you our modern Oushak rug collection.
Oushak and Its Long Carpet Weaving History
Oushak is an ancient city in the central Aegean region of what is now modern-day Turkey. Oushak is a city of industry, and carpets are one of its biggest and oldest commodities. The production of Oushak rugs goes back to the 16th century. Oushak carpets were often featured in Renaissance paintings, such as those by Hans Holbein the Younger.
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Oushak was a major center of carpet production from the early days of the Ottoman Empire until early in the 20th century. Oushak carpets were highly prized in Europe, and they were often used as political gifts. They were the carpets of noblemen and the Royal Courts. They were a sign of wealth and station in society.
Design History Of The Modern Contemporary Oushak Carpets
Carpets from Oushak have historically been easily recognized by a distinct family of designs. However, Oushak weavers have also been known for their ingenuity and extensive range of colors and patterns. Historically, Oushaks were classified as Anatolian rugs, but today scholars now know much more about the traditional patterns that are attributed to the weaving schools established there.
Many of the traditional designs found in Oushak rugs can be found in the carpets of other surrounding areas. The success of Oushak as a carpet weaving center had an influence on the area’s designs of other villages and tribes in the area. They continue to influence modern designers today.
Oushak carpets underwent the greatest years of development up through the 17th century. They were favored in both the European and early American market. For a brief time in the 17th century, European carpets became more popular, and Oushak production declined, as did the development of new Oushak rug designs.
The Oushak Rug Weaving Renaissance
At the end of the 19th century, European interest began to pick up. oriental carpets became popular once again, and the Oushak carpet works scrambled to find weavers who still knew the traditional techniques to teach others and meet the growing demand. Since that time, Oushak carpets have become an interior design staple.
Now, the looms of Oushak are once again being revived, and skilled hands that hold centuries of tradition are once again tying knots of beautiful colors. The weavers of the new contemporary modern Oushak rugs have found inspiration in the patterns of old, but they are now giving them a refreshing update.
Changing Times In Oushak
The older Oushak carpets have left their mark on carpet weaving design throughout the centuries, and the new Oushak rugs work that is coming from the city once again promises to have an influence on modern design, just as it did in the past. One of the characteristics that set Oushak rugs apart is quality. They are known for using strong, durable wools, and expert dye techniques. The modern weavers of Oushak continue their tradition of quality with these modern works of art.
Traditional Oushak carpets include vibrant colors and unusual color combinations. Motifs in traditional carpets include angular designs, florals, and traditional motifs. Throughout the years, Oushak has shown an incredible ability to adjust to changing trends and tastes.
One example of this is the introduction of larger motifs in the field in response to the popularity of carpets created by Ziegler and Company in the latter part of the 19th century. During that time, the designs became bolder and more rustic in nature. Throughout the years, Oushak designs have continued to evolve. Throughout these design changes, they have kept their tribal character and appeal.
A Millennia of Tradition
As nimble fingers once again tie countless knots on the warps of the Oushak looms, they pay homage to a millennium of carpet weaving design and tradition. Oushak carpets are known for their softness and supple feel. This tradition of softness, quality, and breathtaking designs continue with our latest collection.
The collection relies on traditional designs. You will still find a few things that are familiar, such as bold stylized florals and brilliant colors. The proportions between the field and borders stick to tradition. You will see the reflections of cloud bands, Shah Abbasi palmettes, and other familiar favorites. Sometimes, they are recognizable, and sometimes, they are an abstract reflection of the past.
In some pieces in this collection, you will see the bold, traditional colors for which Oushak carpets are known. In others, the colors and patterns are distinctly modern and perfectly suited to today’s design trends. This beautiful collection pays homage to the past, but as Oushak has done in the past, they created an updated and contemporary feel that is in perfect alignment with contemporary tastes.
New Designs Spark Your Creative Side
The Modern Oushak Collection is an exciting design concept. Within each piece, you can see a reflection of the past, only in a way that is colorful and contemporary. These rugs feature modern colors that are perfectly suited to rooms in neutrals and earth tones. Some of them have an earthy and organic feel in their colors and garden designs. They bring a touch of nature indoors. They call for accessories such as baskets, plants, and other pieces that reflect the natural world.
The craftsmen created an organic feel and allowed the colors to drift gently from one to the next. This accentuates the old world feel of the carpet. You will find pieces with shades of bronze and steel, making them perfect, more recent trends that allow you to mix metals within the space. Some of the carpets use a washed-out effect, which also gives them an aged or distressed look.
The neutral colors of this collection are sometimes muted and sometimes saturated and brilliant. This allows you to find one that is perfectly suited to your mood and tastes. Some of our favorites in the collection appear as if the traditional motifs have been expanded in scale, giving you a macro view of the carpet’s details. This technique makes them perfect for modern color-blocked rooms where they will create a sense of scale.
The oversized motifs and design elements of these carpets are perfectly suited for smaller spaces. They will make the space look more expansive and roomier. The scale of the design means that they can easily support larger architectural elements such as vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, and glass walls. The versatility of these carpets and the ability to transform the space shows the design skill and artistry that has allowed the Oushak weavers to remain world favorites over the centuries.
What Is Your Style?
The true beauty of these modern Oushak rugs is that regardless of your style, you can find a rug to match. If neutrals are your favorites, you will find a wide selection of browns, grays, and greens to suit. If you are into bolder, trendy colors such as corals and more saturated tones, the collection has many choices to offer you, too.
Even though the Oushak weavers have updated their style to match the times, this collection still embodies a reflection of its tribal past. This collection has a rustic quality, combined with modern colors, making them perfectly in place in a Boho chic or more eclectic space. They have a global appeal that can easily hold their own among more dynamic color palettes and patterns.
This collection has an underlying traditional feel, but it is also completely contemporary. These rugs will create the perfect accompaniment to a room that features retro-inspired furniture with minimal legs and color blocking throughout the space. The patterns and colors of the rugs will create a playful yet well-curated look. In a minimalist room, these rugs will serve as an energetic feature piece. In a Swedish modern room, they will bring in a natural element, only in a way that is fresh and invigorating. There is something for everyone in this collection, regardless of your style.
Enjoy Exploring this Exciting New Collection Of Modern Oushak Rugs
Once again, the weavers of Oushak have shown their versatility and ability to create pieces that reflect hundreds of years of tradition, but that is refreshed and modern. You can see a reflection of these time-honored design traditions in the brilliant color combinations and a shadow of traditional styles that continue to shine through. These rugs are soft and durable, as you would expect from an Oushak carpet. Some antique Oushak carpets that are over a hundred years old still look as new as the day they were created. You can expect rugs from this collection to last for many decades to come.
We invite you to explore this new collection of modern rugs and see if one of them sparks the inner contemporary designer in you. They are a fun collection that holds many possibilities for creating a space the reflects the past but in a way that is bold, new, and fresh.
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