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Antique Rugs, Karabagh Antique Oriental Rugs, Caucasian Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This red rug is a rare antique Caucasian designed Armenian Karabagh. This tribal rug is a one-of-a-kind treasure in the weaving world. The geometric rug design name is Karaghashli. L...
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Vintage 1930s Azerbaijani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Oriental Rug, Runner, Orient Carpet
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand knotted. Beautiful pattern. The carpet is in an age-related condition. Partly traces of wear. The images are part of the article description. On request, we clean the ca...
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Early 20th Century Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Oriental Rug, Long Runner, Orient Carpet
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand knotted. Beautiful pattern. The carpet is in an age-related condition. Partly traces of wear. Almost 200" inches. The images are part of the article description. On requ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Oriental Rug, Long Runner, Orient Carpet
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand knotted. Beautiful pattern. The carpet is in an age-related condition. Partly traces of wear. The images are part of the article description. On request, we clean the ca...
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Antique 19th Century Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Mahal Oriental Rug
Located in New York, NY
Room size Persian antique Mahal room size rug featuring an all-over repetitive design on a red field and beige/ivory border.  
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Early 20th Century Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Oriental Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century one of a kind Tabriz rug with an all-over tight repetitive design on a soft red/brick ground surrounded by multiple borders. Accents in yellow, brown, navy and ...
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20th Century Persian Malayer Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkish Oushak Oriental Rug
Located in Evanston, IL
Ushak rugs have been in production since the 15th century with superb wools and natural dyes. Unlike other Turkish rugs, Ushak rugs influenced after Persian rugs and they wove with G...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Oriental Rug
Located in New York, NY
A room size antique Persian Heriz rug featuring accents of blue. Originating in Northwest Persia and the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, Heriz Oriental rugs from Persia inclu...
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20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, Geometric Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The Shirvan nomads are found in the Caucasia. The carpets have a typical red-brown ground colour. The pattern is tied from memory and often consists of medallions, repeated in all fo...
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Antique 1880s Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Turkish Rugs Oriental Antique Rugs, Gold Rug from Anatolia Floor Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This gold rug is a kind of beautiful hand-knotted Turkish carpets or Anatolian rugs with geometric rug pattern and very elegant tribal and floral rug design. These wool rugs have vib...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Antique Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet antique rug is a Turkish brown rug with central medallion and lights brown background color. These luxury rugs would complement your home as floor rugs. These la...
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Antique 1890s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Turkish Handmade Carpet, Kilim Rugs, Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This antique Kilim Oriental rug is a Turkish handmade carpet rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, Anatolia, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave r...
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Antique Late 18th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rug Kilim Traditional Antique Turkish Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This antique wool rug has been woven to perfection on looms of master weavers of Turkey in the 1920s. The design features a repeat motif pattern that has been woven by hand to create...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Turkmen Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This is an example of fine Afghan red rug made by highly skilled Turkman handmade rugs weavers in the north of Afghanistan. They have used hand-spun wool and 100% organic dyes for th...
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Antique 1880s Turkmen Tribal Central Asian Rugs

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton

Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Turkmen Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This is an example of fine Afghan red rug made by highly skilled Turkmen handmade rugs weavers in the north of Afghanistan. They have used hand-spun wool and 100% organic dyes for th...
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Antique 1880s Turkmen Tribal Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug, Anatolian Turkish Kilim Rugs, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet colourful rug is a Turkish carpet rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has light red...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Antique Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Pink Rug Borlou
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This Turkish Borlou woven rug is a decorative floral rug ideal for clients who are searching for muted colors and all over design. This is an example of a carpet rug from 1880s and i...
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Antique 1890s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Kazak Rug, Handmade Carpet Blue Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An excellent handwoven Kazak rug example of Caucasian handmade carpet rug weaving from the Kazak region. Though this dark blue rug has a Shiny background and 3 stylish Central Medall...
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Antique Rugs, Turkish Rug, Luxury Red Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
These handmade carpet luxury rugs look beautiful and would stand out as dining room rugs or bedroom rugs as an interior design object. These washable rugs are one of a kind and canno...
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Antique Early 1900s Turkish Victorian Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Handmade Carpet Turkish Kilim Rugs Oriental Rugs Area
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet Turkish rug is antique rug traditional handwoven rugs come from Afyon city influenced of the traditional carpet design world. This kind of carpet rug is suitable...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Traditional Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Area Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet handsome antique Caucasian rug is a phenomenal and truly archetypal example of regional oriental rugs from the Azerbaijani village of Karakashly. This local vari...
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Vintage 1940s Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Milas Antique Rugs, Turkish Rug Yellow Handmade Carpet Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
A rare find. This antique rug yellow is a beautiful old gold ground handmade carpet runner in excellent condition. luxury rug with full pile everywhere, finely woven and full of char...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Kayseri Rug, circa 1970, Antique Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade Kayseri Rug, circa 1970s carpet antique rug is a Turkish brown rug with central medallion and lights brown background color. These luxury rugs would complement your hom...
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Antique 1890s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton

Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Antique Rug Anatolian Turkish Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet S¸arkis¸la Kilim rugs are one of the most decorative rugs, Turkish Kilim can be an additional element of design to one's home decor. Most Kilims can always be in...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Pure Silk Rugs Turkish Rugs Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
A finely hand-knotted vintage Central Anatolian golden purple rug with a Classic all-over paradise design of small patterns. The high-quality wool pile on strong silk foundation of t...
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Vintage 1910s Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Organic Material

Antique Rug, Anatolian Turkish Kilim Rugs, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet colorful rug is a Turkish carpet rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has light red,...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Antique Rug Anatolian Turkish Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet S¸arkis¸la Kilim rugs are one of the most decorative rugs, Turkish Kilim can be an additional element of design to one's home decor. Most Kilims can always be in...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Turkish Runner Kilim Rugs, Antique Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet Geometrical Turkish rug is antique rug traditional handwoven runner rugs come from the Oriental rug design world. This kind of carpet runners is suitable for sta...
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Antique 1880s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rug Yellow Geometric Kilim Rug Traditional Antique Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This stunning Kilim rug has been hand-dyed and hand-woven to create its unique colour and pattern. This Antique rug has a striking colour combination of Yellow, Navy, Gold, Cream and...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Wool, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Runners Oriental Rug, Red Turkish Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
These are antique runner rugs from Aydin, located in the western Anatolia. These oriental rugs and runners have distinctive colourful designs. This orange rug has an all-over design ...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Traditional Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Area Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet handsome antique Caucasian rug is a phenomenal and truly archetypal example of regional orinetal rugs from the Azerbaijani village of Karakashly. This local vari...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Handmade Carpet Oriental Wool Carpet Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This oriental wool rug has been woven with a highly-decorative, symmetrical floral design. Woven with a fantastic color palette including a red background with, pink, blue, ivory and...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Victorian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Ghiordes Rug, Handmade Turkish Oriental Rug, Beige, Taupe
Located in New York, NY
West Anatolia is one of the largest weaving regions in Turkey. Since the 15th century, Turkish rugs have always been on top of the list for having fine oriental rugs. Oushak/Ghiorde...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rugs Runner Caucasian Handmade Carpet Runners, Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet oriental rug born out of nomadic traditions, this antique striped rug from Ganjeh features a spectacular array of modular stripes and classical border motifs that hav...
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Antique 1870s Caucasian Other Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Wool, Organic Material

Serbian Antique Rugs, Vintage Kilim Rugs, Geometric Traditional Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet oriental rug Pirot Kelim is an excellent example of Eastern European handwoven and flat-weave tapestry rugs, traditionally produced in Pirot, a town in southeast...
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Vintage 1920s Serbian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Turkish Kilim Runner
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet colorful rug is a Turkish carpet rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has a light or...
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Antique 1880s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Antique Rug Anatolian Turkish Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet Şarkışla Kilim rugs are one of the most decorative rugs, Turkish Kilim can be an additional element of design to one's home decor. Most Kilims can always be in ...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Kilim Rugs, Traditional Oriental Rugs, Turkish Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This antique rug is Turkish handmade carpet oriental rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has light red, ...
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20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Organic Material, Wool

Antique Persian Sarouk Oriental Rug, circa 1930
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Persian Sarouk oriental rug offers wool construction with central floral medallion and all-over floral spray on red ground, circa 1930 Measures: 81" H x 53" W.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Karadja Square Oriental Rug
Located in New York, NY
Rare square size Persian Heriz Karadja all-over design oriental rug. Orange ground color with predominant accents in light blues and green. 8'3'' x 9' Heriz carpets are beloved for...
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Early 20th Century Persian Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkish Kaysari, Handmade Red Oriental Rug, Silk Rug
Located in New York, NY
Finely woven Turkish silk rug, approx: 300 knots per square inch. Turkish prayer design with columns showing here with a great vibrant red back ground. This rug possibly comes from t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Rugs, Kazak Rug, Handmade Carpet Runners Oriental Rug from Caucasus
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An antique rug rare Caucasian Kazak handmade carpet from the 18th century. This carpet is with an unusual geometric rug pattern on red brick background. This woven rug is surrounded ...
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Antique Early 1800s Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Serbian, Handmade Carpet Vintage Kilim Rug, Geometric Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Pirot Kilim rug is traditionally produced in Pirot, a town in southeastern of Serbia. This Pirot Kelim is an excellent example of Eastern European handwoven and flat-weave tapestry r...
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Vintage 1920s Maldivian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Square Rugs Handmade Carpet Antique Rugs, Kilim Rugs Luxury Rustic Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An unusual rugs example of Balkan Pirot Kilim rugs in excellent condition. These kind of traditional rugs are flat weave rug has named Kilim that most of the times have a geometric d...
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Vintage 1920s Serbian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Handmade Oriental Rug Turkish Rugs, Vintage Rug Milas, Green Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This soft color vintage Milas woven rug rests beautifully upon a field of pale lime green, light grey and brown colors. This geometric rug has a medallion of multi-colors and neutral...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Red Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Turkish Kilim Rug, Sarkisla Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Sarkisla Kilims are handmade carpet from Sivas and are, on the whole, loosely woven in slit weave and generally of a coarse texture. The Sarkilsa Kilim rugs are one of the most decor...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Antique Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Carpet for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet antique rug is a Turkish brown rug with central medallion and lights brown background colour. These luxury rugs would complement your home as floor rugs. These l...
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Antique 1890s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Turkish Kilim Rugs, Handmade Carpet, Oriental Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet floor Rug is a Turkish carpet oriental rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has ligh...
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Antique Early 19th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Red Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Turkish Kilim Rug, Sarkisla Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Sarkisla Kilims are handmade carpet from Sivas and are, on the whole, loosely woven in slit weave and generally of a coarse texture. The Sarkilsa Kilim rugs are one of the most decor...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Antique Rug, Turkish Rug, Wool Oriental Rug Knitted Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This hand Knotted soft color vintage rug Milas handmade carpet rests beautifully upon a field of soft lime green, light grey and brown colors for the home decor. A medallion of multi...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Serbian, Handmade Carpet Vintage Kilim Rug, Geometric Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Pirot Kilim rug is traditionally produced in Pirot, a town in southeastern of Serbia. This Pirot Kelim is an excellent example of Eastern European handwoven and flat-weave tapestry r...
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Vintage 1920s Maldivian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Turkish Kilim Rugs, Handmade Carpet, Oriental Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet floor rug is a Turkish carpet oriental rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has ligh...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Square Rugs Handmade Carpet Antique Rugs, Kilim Rugs Luxury Rustic Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An unusual rugs example of Balkan Pirot Kilim rugs in excellent condition. These kind of traditional rugs are flat-weave rug has named Kilim that most of the times have a geometric d...
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Vintage 1920s Serbian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Serbian, Handmade Carpet Vintage Kilim Rug, Geometric Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Pirot Kilim rug is traditionally produced in Pirot, a town in southeastern of Serbia. This Pirot Kelim is an excellent example of Eastern European handwoven and flat-weave tapestry r...
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Vintage 1920s Serbian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Oriental Turkish Kilim Rug Red Sarkisla Handmade Carpet Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet Sarkisla Kilim rugs are one of the most decorative rugs, Turkish Kilim can be an additional element of design to one's home decor. Most Kilims can always be in ha...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Oriental Kilim Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Handmade Carpets for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet colorful carpet Oriental rug is woven by very skilled weavers in Karabagh, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has blue, green, grey...
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Vintage 1940s Armenian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Oushak Rug, Handmade Oriental Rug, Coral, Beige, Taupe Fine Rug
Located in New York, NY
West Anatolia is one of the largest weaving regions in Turkey. Since the 15th century, Turkish rugs have always been on top of the list for having fine oriental rugs. Oushak rugs suc...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rugs Turkish Handmade Carpet, Kilim Rugs, Oriental Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This antique kilim oriental Rug is a Turkish handmade carpet rug has woven by very skilled weavers in Turkey, Anatolia, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave r...
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Antique Late 18th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Red Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Turkish Kilim Rug, Sarkisla Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Sarkisla Kilims are handmade carpet from Sivas and are, on the whole, loosely woven in slit weave and generally of a coarse texture. The Sarkilsa Kilim rugs are one of the most decor...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Quality Antique Rug Caucasian Karabagh Rug, Handmade Carpet Tribal Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Antique rug with two stunning central motifs floats on a dark brown and yellow polka-dot background with contrasting tones of yellow and purple. A Handmade carpet with rich 6 layer b...
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Late 20th Century Azerbaijani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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Antique Oriental Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of antique oriental rugs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and organic material, all antique oriental rugs available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of antique oriental rugs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Antique oriental rugs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Art Deco, Hollywood Regency and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many antique oriental rugs are appealing in their simplicity, but Sarouk Farahan produced popular antique oriental rugs that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Oriental Rugs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $5,015, while they’re typically $238 on the low end and $250,000 highest priced.

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. 

Questions About Antique Oriental Rugs
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