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Khotan Rug in Celadon Green and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Authentic early 20th century Khotan rug with repetitive small pomegranates on a celadon green field accents in brown circa 1920, measures: 5'2" x 10'1" Khotan, an ancient Buddh...
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Vintage 1920s East Turkestani Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug with Floral Medallion in Red, Charcoal and Cream
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Turkish Oushak rug with floral medallion in red, charcoal and cream, rug en-18, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1920 This stunning antique Turkish Oushak ...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Large Turkish Patchwork Rug in Gray, Green, blue, Brown and Neutral Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Turkish patchwork rug in Gray, Green, blue, Brown and neutral tones, rug tu-erd-7671, country of origin / type: Turkey / Patchwork, circa 1930. This vintage Turkish rug is com...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Muted Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Large Medallion Design in Gray and Taupe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Muted vintage Turkish Oushak rug with large medallion design in gray and taupe, rug tu-ugu-32, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1930. This muted 1930s Turkish Oush...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Light colors Antique Borlu Oushak Fine Rug in Buttery Yellow, Salmon and Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Borlu Oushak rug with a minimal center medallion design in light tones, circa 1910, rug vr-8561, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1910. Light colors Antique ...
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Vintage 1910s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Large and Intricate Soumak Area Rug in Neutral Tones, Beige, Green and Red
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A grid-like, rational design for a soumak area rug in pleasing neutral tones. The soumak brocading technique leaves the wool threads to hang loose on the underside of the rug, which ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Modern Design Shag Tufted Rug in Burnt Orange, Brown and Green Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Modern Design rug with Shag Pile in burnt orange, brown and green tones. This particular vintage rug features a beautiful blended modern design, inspired by nature in conjun...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Pictorial Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet in Blue
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century decorative Caliber, Persian Tabriz previously owned by a private collector in warm colors.
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Early 20th Century Persian Folk Art Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Sultanabad Mahal with All-Over Design in Light Green and Rust
Located in Atlanta, GA
This antique Persian Mahal relies heavily on exquisite details, as well as an intricate Herati pattern. A Fine trellis of beautifully colored large and small flowers sprawls across t...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Oushak Rug Pillow in Blue and Beige
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind pillow made from a vintage Turkish rug in pretty blues and beige.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Mid-Century Modern Rug with Minimalist Design in Gray Blue Background
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern rug with Minimalist design in gray blue background. This Mid-Century Modern Turkish rug showcases a gray blue background with a modern design in orange, yellow and...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Rug, Turkish Carpet in Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, Green & Pink
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern Rug, Turkish Carpet in Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, Green & Pink. This beautiful Mid-Century rug rests on a saturated yellow background with brilliant accent colors. ...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Faded Turkish Oushak Rug with All-Over Vining Floral Design in Grey and Cream
By Keivan Woven Arts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Faded Turkish Oushak rug with all-over vining floral design in grey and cream, rug en-112736, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak. The design of this beautiful vintage Ousha...
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2010s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Aros Collection Round 2 Hand-Tufted Large Wool Rug by Nani Marquina in Stock
By Nanimarquina
Located in New York, NY
Almost perfect, almost serene, almost discreet and indiscreet, almost happy. The simplicity of an irregular outline defines the form of each Aros rug. Comprised of three circular ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

5x8 Ft Moroccan Wool Rug in Ivory & Blue Colors.Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand-knotted Moroccan rug, made of plant dyed sheep wool. Soft, comfy pile that is ideal for families with kids. Available as it is or made to measure in any size an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Scandinavian Modern Moroccan and ...

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Truffles Rug by Jonathan Zawada, Handmade in Tibet in Pure New Zealand Wool
By Jonathan Zawada
Located in Firenze, IT
It is so easy now to add color to your favourite room, with the Truffles rug. This rug is a unique piece that allows you to give a fantastic appeal to the décor in your home. It is h...
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2010s Tibetan Other More Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Carpet with Beautiful Floral Motifs in Tan, Camel & Gray
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Turkish Oushak carpet with beautiful floral motifs in tan, camel and gray, rug en-92950, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa mid-20th century. This mid-centu...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Caucasian Kazak Runner. Size: 4 ft 1 in x 10 ft (1.24 m x 3.05 m)
Located in New York, NY
A Captivating Tribal Antique Caucasian Kazak Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Caucasus, Circa Date: 1890. Size: 4 ft 1 in x 10 ft (1.24 m x 3.05 m) The antique Caucasian Kazak rugs ha...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Luxurious Crochet Rug Swing Handmade in UV Protected Turquoise Yarn, Teak Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
The iota rug swings are chic and minimalistic. They have a luxurious crochet rug covering a teak wood seat. The rugs are hand knit from exclusive iota bespoke yarn using UV protected...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

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Cotton, Polyester, Teak

Luxurious Crochet Rug Swing Handmade in UV Protected Turquoise Yarn, Teak Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
The iota rug swings are chic and minimalistic. They have a luxurious crochet rug covering a teak wood seat. The rugs are hand knit from exclusive iota bespoke yarn using UV protected...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

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Cotton, Polyester, Teak

Luxurious Crochet Rug Swing Handmade in UV Protected Grey Yarn with Teak Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
The iota rug swings are chic and minimalistic. They have a luxurious crochet rug covering a teak wood seat. The rugs are hand knit from exclusive iota bespoke yarn using UV protected...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

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Cotton, Polyester, Teak

Luxurious Crochet Rug Swing Handmade in UV Protected Grey Yarn with Teak Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
The iota rug swings are chic and minimalistic. They have a luxurious crochet rug covering a teak wood seat. The rugs are hand knit from exclusive iota bespoke yarn using UV protected...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

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Cotton, Polyester, Teak

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Antique Sivas Rug in Black and Red in Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1890-1900, this 10 x 16 antique rug connotes a unique large-size Sivas rug design of outstanding color and drawing, playing a varie...
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Antique 1890s Persian Other Persian Rugs

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Wool

GAN Handloom Cuadros Rug in Gray Rust
By GAN Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Neutral tones and warp and weft are the starts in this new collection, handwoven, from the GAN team. Cuadros plays with natural wool colors, flexible threads and a classic design, to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

GAN Handloom Cuadros Rug in Gray Rust
By GAN Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Neutral tones and warp and weft are the starts in this new collection, hand-woven, from the GAN team. Cuadros plays with natural wool colors, flexible threads and a classic design, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Tabriz Style Rug in Beige Gold Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 12 x 17 rug from the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, paying homage to some of the most celebrated styles in handmade flooring like this unique large-size nod to Tabriz P...
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2010s Indian Tabriz Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Contemporary Rug in Solid Beige Brown Open Field
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this square size 3 x 3 contemporary rug is hand knotted with a blend of all-natural and sari silk in this innovation of plain rug styl...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

GAN Handloom Cuadros Rug in Gray Rust
By GAN Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Neutral tones and warp and weft are the starts in this new collection, hand-woven, from the GAN team. Cuadros plays with natural wool colors, flexible threads and a classic design, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Style Rug in Green and Blue
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 6 x 9 rug from Rug & Kilim’s bold Mid-Century Modern Collection, in collaboration with modern artist Jenn Ski. Hand knotted in a unique wool and all-natural silk, exploring varied ...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Classic Style Pictorial Tiger Rug in Green Distressed Style
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 10 pictorial ode to the classic Indian tiger rug, joining the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim. Hand knotted in wool, exemplifying this collection’s modern take on distressed ...
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2010s Indian Rustic Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Rug in Beige-Brown and Red Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A beige-brown and red ode to classic geometric rug styles joining Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. Hand knotted in wool, this 8 x 10 exemplifies the distressed style and texture achi...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Rug in Gray with Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9 x 12 rug from Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Collection, hand knotted in wool in prevailing silver-gray colors. Joyful multicolor hues accent the geometry with a smart sense of...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Bokhara Style Distressed Rug in Beige Grown Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A beige-brown ode to the Classic Bokhara rug pattern, joining the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim. Hand knotted in wool, this 8 x 10 enjoys modern colors unique to this take on the ...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Tiger Rug in Beige Brown Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 3x7 runner from the Burano Collection by Rug & Kilim, recapturing classic inspirations like that of this classic Tibetan Tiger rug in the antique pictorial rug style. Hand knotted ...
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2010s Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim Modern Patchwork Kilim Rug in Gray Multicolor Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave utilizing vintage yarns, this modern Kilim rug from Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Kilim rug collection marries inspiration from midcentury Kilim rugs with a ...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Rug in Beige-Brown and Red Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A beige-brown and red ode to classic geometric rug styles joining Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. Hand knotted in wool, this 8x10 exemplifies the distressed style and texture achiev...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Modern Patchwork Kilim Rug in Gray Multicolor Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave utilizing vintage yarns, this modern Kilim rug from Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Kilim rug collection marries inspiration from midcentury flat-weave rugs wi...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Abstract Modern Rug in Black and White Painterly Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 12 abstract rug in white and black, joining Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern Collection. From our well-received Milky Way designs, this edition is hand knotted in a durable, comfort...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Modern Patchwork Kilim Rug in Gray Multicolor Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave utilizing vintage yarns, this modern Kilim rug from Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Kilim rug collection marries inspiration from midcentury Kilim rugs with a ...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Contemporary Maze Design Egyptian Rug in Beige Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey, this contemporary rug is hand knotted in durable, high-quality wool with a borderless geometric field design. Woven in distinct, alternating rows resembling ...
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2010s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Tabriz Style Rug in Beige Brown All-Over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 12 x 18 Persian rug homage from the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, hand knotted in wool with a particular influence from a transitional Tabriz rug style this near palac...
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2010s Indian Tabriz Indian Rugs

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Wool

GAN Kilim Rodas Rug in Jute and Wool
By GAN Rugs
Located in New York, NY
A rug that is a hybrid carpet/tapestry RODAS forms part of the KILIM collection designed and manufactured by GAN, GANDIABLASCO’s indoor brand, using the traditional weaving technique...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Tribal Rug in Black and Red Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This 3 x 4 pictorial rug design represents custom rugs available from the Burano collection by Rug & Kilim, a custom classics collection hand knotted in a notably soft Ghazni Wool. T...
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2010s Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Abstract Modern Rug in Purple and Blue All Over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9 x 12 abstract rug in painterly blue and purple hues, from Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern rug collection. Hand knotted in wool, a bold rug with an artisan attitude and movement throug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Rug in Beige Brown Atomic Age Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a unique blend of wool and silk, this 6 x 8 rug joins Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern rug collection—reimaging atomic age style patterns in the most luxurious qualit...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk, Yarn

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Style Rug in Beige-Brown Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 6x8 modern rug from Rug & Kilim’s bold Mid-Century Modern Collection, in collaboration with modern artist Jenn Ski. Hand knotted in a unique wool and all-natural silk, exploring va...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Russian Style Rug in Orange and Beige Brown Tribal Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 3 x 8 rug from the Burano Collection by Rug & Kilim, recapturing classic inspirations like that of this homage to Russian textile patterns. Hand knotted in notably soft Ghazni wool...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Style Rug in Green Multicolor Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 10 rug in green and multicolor geometric patterns, from Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Collection. In collaboration with modern artist Jenn Ski, hand knotted in a unique ble...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Style Rug in Multicolor All Over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9x12 rug from Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern collection, hand knotted in a unique wool and silk blend. A bold rug design in collaboration with modern artist Jenn Ski, exploring v...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Ikats Style Distressed Rug in Beige and Blue Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A beige and blue ode to the silk weaving of Ikats joining the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim. On the design: Hand knotted in wool, the execution of pattern in this 8 x 10 is am...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Polonaise Style Rug in Red and Beige-Brown Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An ode to celebrated medallion pattern Polonaise rug styles in beige-brown, joining Rug & Kilim’s Modern Classics Collection. Hand-knotted in wool, this 9 x 11 recaptures a distingui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Folk Art Style Rug in Brown with Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 4 x 6 ode to Scandinavian rug from the Burano Collection by Rug & Kilim. Hand knotted in soft Ghazni wool, enjoying a rich pictorial pattern atop brown and orange hues in handsome ...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Style Rug in Gold Brown Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 6 x 9 rug in hand-knotted wool, from Rug & Kilim’s bold Mid-Century Modern Collection. A fabulous marriage of unique colors in gold, beige-brown, pink, and varied accents throughou...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Modern Patchwork Kilim Rug in Gray Multi-Color Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave utilizing vintage yarns, this modern Kilim rug from Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Kilim rug collection marries inspiration from midcentury Kilim rugs with a ...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Persian Style Distressed Rug in Pink with Black Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Inspired from a Persian shawl design in pink and black, joining the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim. Hand knotted in wool, this 8 x 10 exemplifies a marriage of this collection’s di...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Modern Patchwork Kilim Rug in Gray Multi-Color Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave utilizing vintage yarns, this modern Kilim rug from Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Kilim rug collection marries inspiration from midcentury Kilim rugs with a ...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Hand Knotted Transitional Rug in Beige Brown Green Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 12 x 17 rug from the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, paying homage to some of the most celebrated styles in handmade flooring like this unique large-size nod to harsang ...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Hand Knotted Transitional Style Rug in Beige Brown Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 12 x 19 rug from the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, paying homage to some of the most celebrated styles in decor like this unique large-size transitional rug in its unc...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Black Blue Art Deco Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in a refined, low-pile wool with a comfortable wash achieving this shabby-chic distressed style, this 8 x 10 modern rug joins the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim, represent...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Beige All-Over Deco Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in a refined, low-pile wool with a comfortable wash achieving this shabby-chic distressed style, this 8 x 10 modern rug joins the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim, represent...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

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3 In X 3 In Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 3 in x 3 in rug for your home. Frequently made of fabric, wool and silk, every 3 in x 3 in rug was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a 3 in x 3 in rug, we have 4237 options in-stock, while there are 2821 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the 3 in x 3 in rug you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right 3 in x 3 in rug, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. The Rug Company, Nazmiyal Collection and Rug & Kilim each produced at least one beautiful 3 in x 3 in rug that is worth considering.

How Much is a 3 In X 3 In Rug?

Prices for a 3 in x 3 in rug start at $50 and top out at $3,200,000 with the average selling for $6,407.

Finding the Right Rugs 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.