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Indian Made Handmade Contemporary Solid Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Tone-on-tone stripes give the Solid collection depth and sophistication. These rugs introduce an unexpected but welcome jolt of color into an otherwise neutral space. Handcrafted by ...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wool

Indian Made Handmade Contemporary Solid Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Tone-on-tone stripes give the Solid collection depth and sophistication. These rugs introduce an unexpected but welcome jolt of color into an otherwise neutral space. Handcrafted by ...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Natural Fiber

Vintage Persian Mahal Area Rug with Eclectic Modern Northwestern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76355 Vintage Persian Mahal Area Rug with Eclectic Modern Northwestern Style 09'03 x 12'07. This hand knotted wool vintage Persian Mahal rug features a lively all-over geometric flor...
Category

Mid-20th Century Persian Aesthetic Movement Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

New Transitional Khotan Area Rug with Hamptons Chic Style, Cozy Cottage Vibes
Located in Dallas, TX
80174 New Transitional Khotan Area Rug with Hamptons Chic Style, Cozy Cottage Vibes 10'02 x 13'07. Representing a stylish union of traditional and modern, this sophisticated chic Kho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Oushak Indian Rugs

Materials

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 ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Chinese Dragon Peking Area Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese animal dragon rug in excellent full pile condition on creamy yellow colored ground. 5' x 8'
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Charcoal Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tiered pile heights create a multi-toned, multi-dimensional feel to this warm and sensuous charcoal/gray wool area rug. Shorter pile in the large center panel gives way to a progress...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Charcoal Area Rug
  • Charcoal Area Rug
  • Charcoal Area Rug
  • Charcoal Area Rug
W 108 in. L 144 in.
Blue Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Plush, dense pile medium blue area rug. Viscose. Made in India using natural vegetal dyes.
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Other

  • Blue Area Rug
  • Blue Area Rug
  • Blue Area Rug
  • Blue Area Rug
W 120 in. L 168 in.
Floral Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Add instant elegance and color with this bright and bold floral area rug, reminiscent of a finally woven tapestry. Swirling red, green, gold, cream and blue flowers dance across a be...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Floral Area Rug
  • Floral Area Rug
  • Floral Area Rug
  • Floral Area Rug
W 108 in. L 134 in.
Taupe Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tiered pile heights create a multi-toned, multi-dimensional feel to this warm and sensuous taupe wool area rug. Shorter pile in the large center panel gives way to a progressively hi...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Taupe Area Rug
  • Taupe Area Rug
  • Taupe Area Rug
  • Taupe Area Rug
W 108 in. L 144 in.
Laguna 9x6 Area Rug in Perennials Yarn by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Made to withstand all environments, including kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas, these handmade rugs are crafted using Perrenials’ yarn, which is stain repellent, soft to the tou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Yarn

Cabo 9x6 Area Rug in Perennials Yarn by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Made to withstand all environments, including kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas, these handmade rugs are crafted using Perrenials’ yarn, which is stain repellent, soft to the tou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Yarn

Pacific 9x6 Area Rug in Perennials Yarn by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Made to withstand all environments, including kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas, these handmade rugs are crafted using Perrenials’ yarn, which is stain repellent, soft to the tou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Yarn

Culver Terracotta 9x6 Area Rug in Perennials Yarn by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Made to withstand all environments, including kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas, these handmade rugs are crafted using Perrenials’ yarn, which is stain repellent, soft to the tou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Yarn

Grey Wool Area Rug
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Organic and geometric patterns collide in this series of thick, lush weaves. A neutral compliment to any room, these rugs bring texture, warmth and coziness through an unspoken elega...
Category

2010s Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Grey Wool Area Rug
  • Grey Wool Area Rug
  • Grey Wool Area Rug
  • Grey Wool Area Rug
W 72 in. L 108 in.
Modern Oval Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dalyn Dover DV12SN rug Collection: Dover Color: Snow Size: 8' x 10' Oval Pile height: 12mm Material: Wool, cotton Made in India Stylish, tonal, geometric and floral designs. T...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

  • Modern Oval Area Rug
  • Modern Oval Area Rug
  • Modern Oval Area Rug
  • Modern Oval Area Rug
W 96 in. L 120 in.
New Neoclassical Style Turkish Oushak Area Rug, Oversized Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
76555 New Neoclassical Style Turkish Oushak Area Rug, Oversized Rug. Embodying the highly decorative Neoclassical style and transitional colors sought by many, this new Turkish Ousha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Dark Grey Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Soft-to-the-touch viscose area rug in dark grey. Handmade in India. 'Dark' and 'light' sides (shown here) when viewed from different angles.
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Other

  • Dark Grey Area Rug
  • Dark Grey Area Rug
  • Dark Grey Area Rug
  • Dark Grey Area Rug
W 96 in. L 120 in.
Indian Amritsar Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Indian Amritsar Area Rug
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Indian Amritsar Area Rug
W 116 in. L 194 in.
Grey Diamonds Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An all-over diamonds pattern brings texture and vibrancy to this Indian area rug. A closer look reveals shades of grey, silver, charcoal and black expertly blended to create a unifie...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Silk, Bamboo

  • Grey Diamonds Area Rug
  • Grey Diamonds Area Rug
  • Grey Diamonds Area Rug
  • Grey Diamonds Area Rug
W 144 in. L 180 in.
Grey Braided Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A thick nubby texture is a delight for the eyes and feet in this grey herringbone braided area rug. Handmade in India using wool dyed with natural vegetal dyes.
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Grey Braided Area Rug
  • Grey Braided Area Rug
  • Grey Braided Area Rug
  • Grey Braided Area Rug
W 147 in. L 216 in.
Charcoal Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Plush, solid-color wool area rug for the contemporary home or office. Durable all-wool, hand knotted construction. Hand-knotting technique creates a 'light' and 'dark' side (shown he...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Charcoal Wool Area Rug
  • Charcoal Wool Area Rug
  • Charcoal Wool Area Rug
  • Charcoal Wool Area Rug
W 118 in. L 166 in.
Antique Turkish Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A finely balanced area rug featuring a beige/tan center panel with medallion and wide contrasting dark brown border frame. Dating back to the 1940s this gently used piece has the war...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Area Rug
  • Antique Turkish Area Rug
  • Antique Turkish Area Rug
  • Antique Turkish Area Rug
W 72 in. L 123 in.
Black Diamonds Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Diamonds of varying sizes cover this quirky and charming area rug of silver and black. Thick loose pile adds tactile appeal. Hand-knotted wool. India.
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Black Diamonds Area Rug
  • Black Diamonds Area Rug
  • Black Diamonds Area Rug
  • Black Diamonds Area Rug
W 108 in. L 144 in.
Transitional Gray Area Rug with Swedish Gustavian Style, Texture Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
30432, transitional gray area rug with Swedish Gustavian style, texture area rug. Elegant simplicity meets Provençal chic in this gorgeous transitional gray area rug with Swedish Gus...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Persian Wool Area Rug
Located in East Hampton, NY
A antique Persian rug features a dominant pinks hue. The rich blues and turquoise are in a beautifully contrasted pattern 8.5' x 12".
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Persian Wool Area Rug
  • Persian Wool Area Rug
  • Persian Wool Area Rug
  • Persian Wool Area Rug
W 8.5 in. L 12. in.
Transitional Gray Area Rug with Swedish Gustavian Style, Texture Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
30452 transitional gray area rug with Swedish Gustavian style, texture area rug. Elegant simplicity meets Provençal chic in this gorgeous transitional gray area rug with Swedish Gust...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Gustavian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Brown Cobblestones Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Evoke the look of a cobblestone lane with the cushion and comfort of a rug. This intricately woven piece brings warm color and fascinating texture to a space. Brown/beige/tan/sand to...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Brown Cobblestones Area Rug
  • Brown Cobblestones Area Rug
  • Brown Cobblestones Area Rug
  • Brown Cobblestones Area Rug
W 118 in. L 167 in.
Red Jute Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A closer look at this natural jute rug reveals a surprising range of red, brown, cream and other warm tones. Powerful but not distracting. Wonderfully soft and best suited for low to...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Jute

  • Red Jute Area Rug
  • Red Jute Area Rug
  • Red Jute Area Rug
  • Red Jute Area Rug
W 119 in. L 166 in.
Contemporary Taupe Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary neutral tones and a mix of textures combine to create a versatile rug that is easy on the eye and pleasing to the touch. Taupe/beige/ivory tones that complement a wide r...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Contemporary Taupe Area Rug
  • Contemporary Taupe Area Rug
  • Contemporary Taupe Area Rug
  • Contemporary Taupe Area Rug
W 96 in. L 120 in.
Kilim Moldovia Area Rug
Located in Pasadena, TX
Rose Kilim are produced in Moldavia and the northern parts of Turkey. The rugs are woven with a special technique that gives them a thin and cover-like quality. Rose Kilim is old rug...
Category

Late 20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Kilim Moldovia Area Rug
  • Kilim Moldovia Area Rug
  • Kilim Moldovia Area Rug
  • Kilim Moldovia Area Rug
W 96 in. L 139 in.
Art Deco Nouveau Nichols Area Rug Carpet Red Gray Floral Rectangular
By Nichols
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous, rectangular, floral patterned area rug or carpet, by Nichols. In very good antique condition. The dimensions are 116" L x 96.5" W.  
Category

20th Century Art Nouveau North and South American Rugs

Materials

Natural Fiber

New Transitional Gray Area Rug with Swedish Gustavian Style, Texture Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
30442, transitional gray area rug with Swedish Gustavian style, texture area rug. Elegant simplicity meets Provençal chic in this gorgeous transitional gray area rug with Swedish Gus...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Minimalist Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

New Contemporary Oushak Area Rug with Modern Parisian Style, Texture Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
30390 New Contemporary Oushak Area Rug with Modern Parisian Style, Texture Area Rug. Highly stylish yet tastefully casual, this new colorful Oushak style rug features an all-over rai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

New Contemporary Oushak Area Rug with Modern Parisian Style, Texture Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
30515 new Contemporary Oushak Area rug with Modern Parisian style, Texture Area rug. Highly stylish yet tastefully casual, this new colorful Oushak style rug features an all-over rai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Oushak Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Square Floral Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A traditional style in a not-so-traditional shape. A floral ribbon creates the fence for a charming garden of blossoms in this delightful square area rug. Red, coral, pink, gold and ...
Category

2010s European Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Square Floral Area Rug
  • Square Floral Area Rug
  • Square Floral Area Rug
  • Square Floral Area Rug
W 121 in. L 116 in.
Pakistani Floral Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The colors of nature come to life in a lovely warm palette of green, brown, gold and red in this traditional Pakistani area rug. A wide gold border with floral motif surrounds a dens...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Pakistani Floral Area Rug
  • Pakistani Floral Area Rug
  • Pakistani Floral Area Rug
  • Pakistani Floral Area Rug
W 94 in. L 117 in.
Persian Area Rug Mashad Design
Located in Dallas, TX
Persian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Mashad design handwoven by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Persian Other Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Moroccan Design Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wool and hemp blend area rug hand knotted in India based on traditional Moroccan design. Durable and soft, well-suited for the contemporary home or office setting. Beige/sand ton...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Hemp

Mohair Slate Short Pile 6x4 Hand-Knotted Area Rug in Wool by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Craftsmanship: Hand-knotted mohair wool Technique: Short pile height. For non-US pricing, please inquire stating your country of residence. We will respond with an updated price and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Traditional Mahal Style Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Based on the traditional Persian Mahal style, this elegant and lively area rug features a bright all-over floral design against a beige background. Hand knotted in India using vegeta...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Contemporary Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary area rug with a tan background and a beige spider web pattern (from Doris Leslie Blau). Measures: 11.75’ x 9'. One of the oldest and the most prominent rug galleries i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern North and South Ameri...

Materials

Wool

Contemporary Area Rug
W 108 in. L 141 in.
Ancient Scripts Hemp Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ancient scripts hemp area rug, measures 9'2" x 12' Dark lines against a light background bring to mind the earliest attempts at writing in this Indian natural hemp area rug. The m...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Hemp

Brown Pakistani Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rich brown center panel with red, gold and green floral motif is the focus of attention in this traditional Pakistani wool area rug. A very strong golden overtone throughout suffus...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Moroccan Design Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by the berber rugs of Morocco, this rug from has been carefully crafted to achieve the same lustrous look but in a pile rug. Hand knotted wool/cotton blend brings beauty, du...
Category

2010s Pakistani Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
W 118 in. L 170 in.
Taupe Moroccan Design Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Taupe diamond pattern area rug hand knotted in India based on traditional Moroccan design. The all-wool construction with thick low pile makes for a durable, family-friendly rug that...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Transitional Grey Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Like the look of traditional rugs but looking for something a bit more contemporary? This transitional grey area rug is perfect at bridging the gap between Traditional Design element...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Ivory Stripe Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Light and dark alternate to given vibrancy to this contemporary Indian wool area rug. Ivory and gray. Hand knotted in India.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Ivory Stripe Wool Area Rug
  • Ivory Stripe Wool Area Rug
  • Ivory Stripe Wool Area Rug
  • Ivory Stripe Wool Area Rug
W 108 in. L 144 in.
Indian Savonnerie Style Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Add elegance with ease to any space with the addition of this beautiful Savonnerie style floral area rug. Gentle green, beige, gold and blue tones, feathered leaves and soft blossoms...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Moroccan Design Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by the Berber rugs of Morocco, this rug from has been carefully crafted to achieve the same lustrous look but in a pile rug. Hand knotted wool/cotton blend brings beauty, du...
Category

2010s Pakistani Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Wool

  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
  • Moroccan Design Area Rug
W 117 in. L 165 in.
Antique Khotan Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th century East Turkistan Khotan rug with pomegranate design.
Category

Antique 19th Century Turkish Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Khotan Area Rug
  • Antique Khotan Area Rug
  • Antique Khotan Area Rug
  • Antique Khotan Area Rug
W 105 in. L 125 in.
Floral Khotan Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Khotan rugs embody the history and mystery of the Silk Road. This Fine Pakistani Khotan style rug made with vegetal dye is no exception. Today's Khotan's have the added benefit of ve...
Category

2010s Pakistani Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Floral Khotan Area Rug
  • Floral Khotan Area Rug
  • Floral Khotan Area Rug
  • Floral Khotan Area Rug
W 108 in. L 140 in.
Oatmeal Braided Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A thick and generous wool braid provides comfort underfoot and durability for high traffic areas. The neutral oatmeal coloring with subtle variations makes for a versatile piece, mat...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Oatmeal Braided Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A thick and generous wool braid provides comfort underfoot and durability for high traffic areas. The neutral oatmeal coloring with subtle variations makes for a versatile piece, mat...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Traditional Mamluk Design Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For centuries Mamluk rugs have been known by their distinctive geometric designs and this contemporary Indian-made example is no exception. A variety of shapes in deep red, dark tuqu...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Golden Brown Tweed Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nubby texture meets warm autumnal colors! Brown/russet/rust/orange/gold tones. Handcrafted in India. Viscose/wool/cotton blend.
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Other

  • Golden Brown Tweed Area Rug
  • Golden Brown Tweed Area Rug
  • Golden Brown Tweed Area Rug
  • Golden Brown Tweed Area Rug
W 108 in. L 144 in.
Taupe "Erased" Style Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
?The unique 'erased' design in this very popular style generates a high degree of visual and tactile interest. Hand knotted in India. Wool.
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Contemporary Silver Silk Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A contemporary Indian rug with a silver all-over geometric design and subtle hints of burgundy throughout. This high-sheen, hand knotted silk rug measures 8'11" x 11'9".
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Oatmeal Braided Wool Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A thick and generous wool braid provides comfort underfoot and durability for high traffic areas. The neutral oatmeal coloring with subtle variations makes for a versatile piece, mat...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Window Design Taupe Area Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of Aga John's most popular and versatile contemporary designs. High and low pile heights create a simple center panel and frame that serves as plush canvas on which to stage a se...
Category

2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Other

  • Window Design Taupe Area Rug
  • Window Design Taupe Area Rug
  • Window Design Taupe Area Rug
  • Window Design Taupe Area Rug
W 108 in. L 144 in.
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6 X 9 Area Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 6 x 9 area rug available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and cotton, every 6 x 9 area rug was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a 6 x 9 area rug, we have 1755 options in-stock, while there are 2694 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the 6 x 9 area rug you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A 6 x 9 area rug, designed in the Modern, Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 6 x 9 area rug over the years, but those crafted by Art Hide, Schumacher and Berber Tribes of Morocco are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 6 X 9 Area Rug?

The average selling price for a 6 x 9 area rug at 1stDibs is $2,969, while they’re typically $40 on the low end and $149,000 for the highest priced.

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.