Modern North West Bakshaish Design Wool Carpet

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Bakshaish is the name of a mountainous region in northwestern Iran/Persia as well as that of the oldest carpet-producing village. Carpets from here are appreciated for their larger size, bold abstract versions of ancient tribal patterns, and the dynamic styling of classical Persian motifs. The families who made these rugs lived in tents in the mountains; they fathered, processed, and washed the wool and then made the rug. Refined patterns were not possible in coarsely woven carpets. Designers love these rugs because they approximate modern aesthetics yet are both nomadic and authentic. Animal and human figures are represented through simple geometric symbols: a person might appear as a triangle on top of a line with two additional lines to represent the hands or feet. Large, geometric designs that appear on the border create an architectural look and feel. The designs are less dense and contain fewer details. Unlike city rugs of the same time period, whose weavers had access to many dyes to create colorful designs, these rugs typically have two or three colors: undyed wool of ivory/white, beige, and brown.

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: Modern North West Bakshaish Design Wool Carpet
Style: North West Persian Design Wool Carpet
Origin: Pakistan
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Light blue, Ivory, Brown, Dark Brown, Taupe 
Size: 9' X 12'
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In recent times, the production of Contemporary Modern Carpets have experienced a Renaissance of sorts. The quality of their weave, wool, and design have not been as good since the early decades of the twentieth century. One of the unforeseen benefits of this new trend has been the revival of a particular genre of modern rug production that may be distinguished from the rest – the Modern or Contemporary design rug.

The roots of modern and contemporary rug design vary considerably. Drawing inspiration came from leading abstract painters of that period like Picasso, Klee, and Piet Mondrian, whose work could readily be translated into the medium of woven carpets. Early Scandinavian trends also contributed to this trend. Much of their influence can be traced back to the Art Deco Carpets of Europe, America and China.

Combined with cutting edge innovations from contemporary architectural and interior design and painting, rug buyers have developed a taste for the clean, abstract, simplicity of Modern Interior Decor. With Contemporary Modern carpets, you will find a plethora of unique patterns mixed with simplicity, that will blend well within traditional elements to any room. You can rest easy with knowing you are able to purchase quality rugs and carpets in this style, without having to compete for the limited supply of Modernist Vintage pieces, which are rapidly becoming costly antiquities.

As interior design trends shift from the plush rooms of the 1990’s and 2000’s, to the more modern, angular lines of today’s decor, carpeting has gone by the wayside in favor of hardwood or tile flooring. And while these spaces may be easier to clean, they can also leave the room feeling “cold” and sparse. Area rugs are the solution to this ever growing problem. Contemporary Modern area rugs add excitement, and can tie an entire room together. The challenge is deciding how to best accent your room with a rug that fits your personal sense of style.

Here at Richard Afkari Rugs, our eclectic, comprehensive selection provides a wide variety of Contemporary Modern carpets in many styles, colors, and sizes. There is no limit to the variety of aesthetic values that one can find among these new rug styles, and with our very knowledgeable staff, we are determined to help you find the perfect rug to fit your space, and create a lasting impression for years to come. Browse our extensive collection to find the right area rug to spruce up your home today!