Mid Century Architectural Design Wool Carpet


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Ushak/Oushak Carpets were woven in the town of Ushak (also known as Oushak) in Anatolia, about one hundred miles south of Ankara, the Turkish capital. Oushak rugs have been prized for their refinement, quality, and design for over 500 years ago, when they were first in high demand by nobility and royalty of the Ottoman Empire as decorative wall and table coverings. Since then, the reputation of Ushak/Oushak rugs has withstood the test of time: as their reputation increased, so did their value. Their designs, which display a strong Persian/Iranian influence, contain large-scale motifs and rich colors, are distinct. Angora Ushak/Oushak rugs were woven between the late 1880s and 1910, using very fine, high-quality shiny wool.

The term, "Mid-Century Modern" refers to an architectural and interior design style that dominated the design arts between the 1940s through the 1960s, even extending to the 1970s. The style is characterized by sleek geometric lines and patterns; organic shapes; bold solid colors; or color fields of black, white, beige, and gray. Designers frequently created coordinated interiors -- almost like set designs -- with rugs, carpets, wall coverings and furniture complementing each other. In addition, the artwork of well-known painters was often translated into rugs. Another mid-century design style was the re-invention of the traditional Scandinavian Riya rug, also known as the shag rug. Characterized by a thicker, longer pile, the shag rugs were designed with organic shapes and bright colors, rather than more traditional elements.

We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.

Design: Mid Century Architectural Design Wool Carpet
Style: Indian Wool Flat Weave Carpet
Origin: India
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Mocha, Brown, Gray
Size: 8' X 10'
Rug Number:
70002934


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Some of the most breathtaking examples of craftsmanship can be found in Mid-Century Modern Indian carpets. These popular Oriental rugs commonly feature open fields with minor medallions and spandrels, surrounded by intricate floral borders, drawing their inspiration from a wide range of global styles and influences. Indian carpets exhibit a mesmerizing appearance that can vary significantly in size, complexity, color, and composition.

Due to Western influence and European demand, the weavers became very prolific to keep up with demand. Designs appealed to Western tastes employing large-scale patterns featuring millefleur (thousands of flowers) motifs. A subtle color palette of light blues, yellow, teal and rust characterize these Indian rugs. Many rugs feature a cotton foundation, are double weft and use an asymmetrical knot, while others feature a superb quality wool, resulting in a luxurious feel.

With a large range of motifs, from the Agra rugs that carry Chinese influence, perfect for a Chinoiserie style setting, to the Mughal carpets, with their flower borders and animal and plant life inspiration, that will make an excellent addition to your vibrant space, to the spectacular Amritsar carpets that capture the exotic side of India while incorporating subtle colonial motif, these rugs display a wide variety of classic designs, artistic elements, and unique color combinations that are capable of blending in with any modern or elegant art and home furnishing. These mid-century modern carpets are highly collectible, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.