Bokhara Rugs; The oldest contemporary design you will ever find.

Bukhara (Uzbek: Buxoro, Tajik: Бухоро, Persian: بُخارا, Russian: Бухара), also transliterated Bukhoro and Bokhara, from the Soghdian βuxārak ("lucky place"), is the capital of the Bukhara Province (viloyat) of Uzbekistan. The nation's fifth-largest city, it has a population of 237,900 (1999 census estimate). The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia and the city itself has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. The historic center of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, has been listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. (Wikipedia)

Bokhara rug designs have originated from the Samarkand and Bokhara Region.
Bokhara rugs hold a high place in history and compete with the best in the world. Bokharas are a traditional piece of art suitable for any interior decor. Bokhara rug popularity has been on the increase in recent years and the quality are workmanship very consistent with ancient methods. (Rugbiz)

Bokhara rugs have small, repeating geometric designs and are normally fine quality. A popular Bokhara design, the elephant foot and octagonal 'gul' motifs tend to work well in both small and large spaces.
Our Design Consultant, Jacque Hubl says of this paricular rug and design scheme...

"Bokhara is a favorite of mine because of its bright, lively vibrant color and its simple repetitive pattern. It instantly makes a space look rich. Also, pairing it with the modern bone leather sectional brought out the contemporary features of the rug even though the design is one of the oldest."

They are made of finely spun, soft wool. New Zealand wool is commonly used, and this can make a shiny, glossy finish that almost looks like silk. Fine examples are often closely clipped (so that their intricate designs are crisp and clear), but some are left especially thick for their quality. Red and rust fields are most common colors, but can have ivory, navy, green, slate, teal, peach, rose or orange backgrounds. (Rugbiz)

The graphic nature of the design makes the Bokhara rug a versitle design element for both traditional and contemporary modern spaces. Their lustre, vibrancy and overall symetry ground a design concept while adding a sense of sublte drama and luxury.

Photos: Jacqueline Hubl 2010


Interior Designers Portland Oregon said...

Really amazing stuff and images too. its always challenging work when you deal with oldest contemporary design. thank you for sharing this.

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