What’s special about the Bogart Collection by Loloi is it’s versatility. These muted, or patina’d as we say, rugs is that they go with and are appropriate in many different design style settings – from traditional to modern. They are soft, light weight, and in neutral colors that ground a room quite nicely. These rugs are a perfect complement to Arts & Crafts (Craftsmen) style homes – especially popular in the Northwest.
The traditional Bogart Collection offers up a new take on classic Oushaks, with romantic patterns updated in fresh colors for today’s most tasteful interiors. Hand-knotted in India of 100% New Zealand wool, three Oushak designs come in a fresh palette including sea/gold, blue/ivory, bark/ivory, aqua/ivory, and ivory/blue.
Oushak rugs originally came from the small town of Oushak (Ushak, Uschak), just south of Istanbul, Turkey. Oushak has been a center of production of rugs since the 15th century and today these beautiful area rugs are produced in Iran and India as well.
The design of Oushak rugs are Persian influenced. Before the 15th century Oushak rugs were woven by nomads for practical everyday uses. After the design revolution took place in the late 15th century, area rugs were made in Oushak for commercial purposes as there was easy access to superb wool and natural dyes.
These rugs tend to be more loosely woven than other, more formal Persian rugs, and are always woven with the Ghiordes knot. These rugs are equally appropriate for both formal and informal design schemes, as they tend to be subdued in tone and color, with some exceptions.
View the collection in person at any of our NW Rugs Showrooms in Los Angeles, Portland, or Las Vegas. Don’t forget to bring your paint chips and fabric swatches – that makes it easier to see how perfectly well these rugs go with every color scheme. You can also get a peek at other colors here.