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Vintage French Tapestry, 1950s, 1Q0014
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage French wall-hanging tapestry in original good condition. It has been made in the middle of 20th century in wool. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1950s, - Size: 2...
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Vintage 1950s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P17
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the mid-20th century - Condition: original goo...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P10
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in white and blue colours. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century -Condition: or...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P19
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Scandinavian Finnish Kilim, 1950s, 1P62
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage Scandinavian kilim from Finland. The rug is from the middle of 20th century in original good condition. The rug made in wool. -Condition: Original good, -circa 1950s, ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Savonnerie Rug, 1950s, 1P69
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique European Savonnerie rug from France. This rug has been made in the years 1950s, designed with an innovative technique for the time. The rug made in wool. -condition: origi...
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Vintage 1950s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Savonnerie Weave Rug, Hand Knotted, circa 1950s
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Vintage Savonnerie weave rug, hand knotted, circa 1950s Design: Center Medallion History of Savonnerie rugs: The Savonnerie got its start when Henri IV (King of France from ...
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Vintage 1950s French Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Fine Vintage European Niddle Point ‘Cover Seat’, circa 1950s
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine vintage European niddle point (Cover seat), circa 1950s Design: Floral Needlepoint or canvas work is a form of counted thread embroidery in which yarn is stitched through ...
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Vintage 1950s French Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

1950s Vintage Ege Rya Rug Beige Brown Midcentury Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in lush wool pile originating from Denmark circa 1950-1960, this midcentury rug hails from the celebrated Ege Rya rug lineage of renown, a collectible piece connoting th...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Rustic Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Spanish Designer Rug Wool, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage European Spanish rug that was used as a salesman sampler showing clients the different designs with correlating numbers they can order from. This piece was woven du...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Designer Rug Wool, 1950-1970
  • Vintage Spanish Designer Rug Wool, 1950-1970
  • Vintage Spanish Designer Rug Wool, 1950-1970
  • Vintage Spanish Designer Rug Wool, 1950-1970
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Green Tones Vintage Swedish Wool Kilim, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish kilim woven circa 1950 and measures 247 x 157 CM. This kilim has an all-over design and has been woven using different hues of green to create an abstr...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Kilim Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Green Tones Vintage Swedish Wool Kilim, ca. 1950
  • Green Tones Vintage Swedish Wool Kilim, ca. 1950
  • Green Tones Vintage Swedish Wool Kilim, ca. 1950
  • Green Tones Vintage Swedish Wool Kilim, ca. 1950
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Vintage European Olive-Green Wool Carpet, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a hand-woven semi-antique European rug woven, circa 1950. A luxurious carpet with amazing design and enchanting color palette of Green and Beige that will amaze you. By looki...
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Mid-20th Century European Western European Rugs

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Wool

Minimalist Design Vintage Silk European Carpet, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is an extra large machine-made vintage silk European carpet and it measures 460 x 300 cm. The design of this rug is highly Minimalist as the field does not have any design; it u...
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Early 20th Century European Other Western European Rugs

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Silk

Circa 1950 Vintage Brown Swedish Wool Rya Rug
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish “Rya” rug woman circa 1950 and measures 190 x 105 cm in size. This rock has an extremely simplistic modern design consisting of three rectangles enclos...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Abstract Design European Wool Carpet, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique European carpet woven during the mid-20th century circa 1950’s and measures 345 x 250CM in size. It has a highly abstract modern design that makes use of diffe...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Bluish Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish "Rya" rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 179 x 118 cm in size. This carpet has a highly unique design that incorporates aqua coral colors including gr...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Spanish Signed Flamenco Dance Design Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Spanish rug woven in Spain during the mid-20th century circa 1950 -1970's and measures 183 x 132CM in size. This rug displays a male and female dancing the traditio...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Olive Green Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 190 x 103 cm in size. This rug has an extremely unique design which gives inspiration to its color combinatio...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Olive Green Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
  • Olive Green Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
  • Olive Green Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
  • Olive Green Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
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Vintage European Abstract Lattice Design Multicolored Wool Carpet, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique European carpet woven during the mid 20th century circa 1950 and measures 304x 238CM in size. This carpet has an all-over abstract lattice design with large ge...
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Mid-20th Century European Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Minimalist Design Vintage European Wool Brown Field Carpet, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique European carpet that was woven during the mid-20th century circa 1950 and measures 353x 243 CM in size. This carpet has a modern artistic design with a non-tra...
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Mid-20th Century European Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Sky-Blue Field Vintage Rya Wool Swedish Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish rug circa 1950-1970 known as a “Rya” rug which translates to simply rug and its size is 224 x 127CM. Its field makes up a back-gammon type of design with ma...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Sky-Blue Field Vintage Rya Wool Swedish Rug, 1950-1970
  • Sky-Blue Field Vintage Rya Wool Swedish Rug, 1950-1970
  • Sky-Blue Field Vintage Rya Wool Swedish Rug, 1950-1970
  • Sky-Blue Field Vintage Rya Wool Swedish Rug, 1950-1970
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Swedish Wool Rya Yellow & Brown Field Vintage Rug, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1920 - 1950 and measures 228 x 170 CM in size. Its all-over field design is comprised of nine columns of repeating ellipse-shaped...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Uniform Matrix Design Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish "Rya" rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 172 x 116 cm in size. This rug utilizes a unique uniform matrix design set on a cream-colored background. the...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Uniform Matrix Design Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
  • Uniform Matrix Design Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
  • Uniform Matrix Design Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
  • Uniform Matrix Design Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
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European Vintage Open Field Olive Green Wool Carpet, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique European carpet woven circa 1920 - 1950 and measure 730 x 450CM in size. it has a unique Chinese design that is rarely found in European textile productions. I...
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Mid-20th Century European Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rya Minimalist Design Swedish Bright Yellow Field Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Rya carpet woven in Sweden during the mid-20th century circa 1950 - 1970s and measures 204 x 145CM in size. This carpet has a simplistic design comprised of no moti...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Red European Wool Rug with Mayan Culture Design, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage gallery size European rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 330 x 150CM in size. The unique design of this rug takes inspiration from the ancient Mayan Mexican c...
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Mid-20th Century European Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Round Vintage Red & Blue Rya Swedish Starburst Design Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a round vintage “Rya” Swedish rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 173 x 173cm in size. This rug has what is known as a starburst design set on three layers giving it a u...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Tribal Field Design Vintage Rust Swedish Rya Wool Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1950-1970 that measures 200 x 144cm. It has a tribal field design with a center geometric diamond medallion motif enclosed within a re...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Very Large Vintage Open-Field Wollen Spanish Midnight Blue Carpet, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This Spanish carpet with its amazing stylized motif design and enchanting color palette of turquoise and blue will fascinate you. By looking closely you can genuinely enjoy the timel...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Western European Rugs

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Wool

All-Over Field Vintage Dark-Brown & Orange Swedish Wool Rya Rug, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1950 and measures 203 x 141CM. It has an all-over design comprised of one extra-large floral motif that encompasses the entire ca...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Modernist Carpet
Located in Milan, IT
This French Mid Century carpet has a pattern of concentric cartouches in red and black. The colours are arranged in such a way as to obtain an optical effect of three-dimensionality....
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage French Modernist Carpet
  • Vintage French Modernist Carpet
  • Vintage French Modernist Carpet
  • Vintage French Modernist Carpet
W 98.43 in. L 153.55 in.
Vintage Spanish Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
The old ivory-yellow field supports an all-over pattern of half-drop rows of golden, skeletal flowering plants including tulips and poppies. The orange-rust border features an undula...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Handwoven Swedish Flat-Weave
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven Swedish rug has a shaded gray and ivory overall field with elegant alternating stepped stylized cartouche lozenge lattice.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double-Sided Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This handwoven vintage Swedish flat-weave rug is double-sided, either side can be displayed to match your decor. One side has a brown overall field with a darker brown and yellow cru...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Signed Vintage Handwoven Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven Swedish rug has a shaded blue overall field with elegant alternating stepped stylized cartouche lozenge lattice. This is an exceptional example of an antique S...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Continental Golden Yellow Wool Circle Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in high quality wool and originating from Europe in 1950, this vintage midcentury circle rug enjoys an intricate Continental field design with golden-yellow, brown, and ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Signed Handwoven Vintage Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven signed Swedish rug has a shaded refined mole brown field with scattered varied geometric shapes, in a darker brown border. Signed by the original artist.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Portugal Arraiolos Кug, 1940s, 1P66
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage European Arrailos rug from Portugal. The rug is from the mid-20th century in original good condition. The rug made in wool. -Condition: original good, -circa 1950s, ...
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Vintage 1950s Portuguese Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Spanish Cuenca Rug with Shield Palmette Design
Located in Milan, IT
The court workshop called 'Real Fabrica de Tapices' has been active in Madrid since the 17th century, supplying handmade carpets woven with Turkish (symmetrical) knots to both the co...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Oushak Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Spanish Cuenca Rug with Shield Palmette Design
Located in Milan, IT
The court workshop called 'Real Fabrica de Tapices' has been active in Madrid since the 17th century, supplying handmade carpets woven with Turkish (symmetrical) knots to both the co...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Oushak Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Style Rug in Beige, Green, Pink, Black Pictorial Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, a splendid 8x11 vintage rug from Rug & Kilim’s coveted Antique & Vintage Collection. The rug displays the beauty of Scandinavian folk art through an expressive ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Tribal Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Bessarabian Kilim Rug in Green, Black, Brown Deer Pictorial Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 7x9 vintage Bessarabian Kilim, handwoven in wool entering Rug & Kilim’s flatweave repertoire in all its antiquity featuring Romanian aesthetics of the 1950s. This creation connotes...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Bessarabian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Vintage Scandinavian Kilim Rug in Red, Beige-Brown All Over Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A distinguished vintage 6x9 Scandinavian Kilim rug, handwoven in wool from Sweden circa 1950-1960. With unique Scandinavian influences showing strong in the piece, the distinctive ge...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Hand-Knotted Vintage Rug in Red-Pink, Beige-Brown Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool circa 1950-1960, a rare vintage pictorial rug in 13x15 size. Believed to originate from Germany, enjoying a union of defined pictorial motifs portraying human an...
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Vintage 1950s German Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Hand-Knotted Vintage Pictorial Rug in Red and Beige Brown Animal Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8x11 vintage rug in a rare mid-century pictorial design, hand-knotted in wool originating from Spain circa 1950-1960. Playing beige-brown Zebra-like stripes atop rich red in the m...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Country Style Rug in Beige-Brown, Pink, Green Floral Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, a 9x12 vintage French country rug of the 1950s featuring a blend of delicious floral and geometric patterns in beige-brown with subtle pink and green hues—comin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian French Provincial Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rare Vintage Oushak Rug in All over Blue, Beige-Brown Geometric Floral Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool from Romania circa 1950-1960, an 8x11 vintage mid-century Oushak rug. Thriving in pristine condition, this rare Romanian European piece makes an institutional ta...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Oushak Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Vintage Ege Rug All-Over Orange Red Purple Wool Shag Pile
Located in Long Island City, NY
Antique and vintage, this Danish Ege relies on a wool fabrication for its cozy-and-colorful approach to rug making that is as welcoming as it is artistic. Created in Denmark circa 19...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Aged Vintage Western Cowboy Set of Mismatched Spurs Forged Metal + Bronze
Located in National City, CA
Spurs Vintage cowboy spurs in forged metal and bronze Lovely decorative detail. Mismatched Set 6 x 3.25 x 2.88 h inches Unrestored Preowned Vintage Condition. See our images.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

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Metal, Bronze

Vintage Sardinian Rug (Italy)
Located in Florence, IT
A rare light green vintage Sardinian rug, from the 1950s. As all the traditional Sardinian textiles, it used to be a marriage gift, woven from women of the bride family. Probably int...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Western European Rugs

  • Vintage Sardinian Rug (Italy)
  • Vintage Sardinian Rug (Italy)
  • Vintage Sardinian Rug (Italy)
  • Vintage Sardinian Rug (Italy)
W 78.75 in. L 1.97 in.
Vintage Spanish Savonnerie Rug
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Spanish Savonneire Rug, Wool
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Western European Rugs

Vintage Swedish rolakan flat weave rug Kelim by Judith Johansson `Norrviken`
By Judith Johansson
Located in London, GB
Classic timeless design by one of the masters of Swedish design. Signed in pattern JJ for Judith Johansson circa 1950-1960's. The artist was inspired by the Norrviken Gardens, Båstad...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Folk Art Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage mid century Josef Frank ryamatta for Svenskt Tenn of Sweden circa 1940's
By Josef Frank
Located in London, GB
Rya rug by Josef Frank, 1940´s. Organic design in polychrome colors. Probably woven by Ingrid Hellman in Kinna, Sweden. Similar example Literature: Uve Snidare, Ryamattan, 2007, pa...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P16
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P12
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian Kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P21
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P15
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian Kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P22
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P11
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in cream beige and red colors. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the mid-20th century. - Condition: or...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P20
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the mid-20th century. - Condition: original go...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

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1950s Vintage Western For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 1950s vintage western you’re looking for. Frequently made of fabric, wool and paper, every 1950s vintage western was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 1950s vintage western, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A 1950s vintage western made by Other designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one 1950s vintage western that is appealing in its simplicity, but Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Gucci and Rug & Kilim produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a 1950s Vintage Western?

A 1950s vintage western can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,004, while the lowest priced sells for $270 and the highest can go for as much as $55,261.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.