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Vintage Turkish Oushak Konya Inspired Rug with Modernist Art Deco Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77124, vintage Turkish Oushak Konya inspired rug with modernist Art Deco style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over diaper pattern spread across an...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug, 1920s, 1B568
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Art Deco Chinese rug in purple shade. The rug has some bright shades of green, blue and brown as well. It is in original good condition. - Condition: Original go...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1920s, 1b726
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Art Deco Chinese rug in turquoise color. The rug decorated in Art Deco floral design. It is in original good condition. ?-condition: original good, -circa 1920...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug, 1920s, 1B620
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique Art Deco rug from the beginning of 20th century in green shade. The rug has some age discolourations (the does not shows much).  
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Cream Wool Rug, Art Deco Red & Black Colour by Cecilia Setterdahl for Carpets CC
By Carpets CC
Located in Dubai, AE
Design Title: "Reaching Out" This hand-knotted Indian carpet from New Zealand wool is inspired by Art Deco vibes and her collaboration with ART MONEY, Denmark. The background is in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Black & gold Customizable Art Deco Estrella Cowhide Area Floor Rug Small
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Your lounge room just got a helluva lot more glam with the entrance of this 1970s glam rock-inspired Classic, in jet black herringbone combined with lots of gold! Let’s face it, tthe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Black & Gold Customizable Art Deco Estrella Cowhide Area Floor Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Your lounge room just got a helluva lot more glam with the entrance of this 1970s glam rock-inspired Classic, in jet black herringbone combined with lots of gold! Let’s face it, tthe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Vintage Turkish Black and Yellow Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
A Midcentury handmade Turkish deco rug in black and yellow.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Black and Gold Customizable Art Deco Estrella Cowhide Area Floor Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Your lounge room just got a helluva lot more glam with the entrance of this 1970s glam rock-inspired Classic, in jet black herringbone combined with lots of gold! Let’s face it, the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Stuning Art Deco Carpet
Located in Evanston, IL
This wonderful Art Deco carpet was made in China, circa 1920s. Walter Nichols was great American rug producer (the Art Deco rugs which he did not originate them) in Tientsin. The rug...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 116 in. L 162 in.
Art Deco Gray Black & Caramel Faceta Customizable Cowhide Area Floor Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The luxurious Faceta is a sumptuous, elevated statement piece. With its fragmented proportions and tonal, unexpected, irregular shapes, this is covetable style defined. The Faceta...
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Cowhide

Vintage Midcentury Art Deco Bauhaus Style Rug in Black and Yellow Color
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Art Deco rug was handmade in Turkey, circa mid-20th century. It is in the style of Zeki Muren, a multidisciplinary Turkish artist, known for his bold, geometric, and whi...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Art Deco Gray black and caramel Faceta Customizable Cowhide Area Floor Rug Small
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The luxurious Faceta is a sumptuous, elevated statement piece. With its fragmented proportions and tonal, unexpected, irregular shapes, this is covetable style defined. The Faceta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Art Deco Gray Black and Caramel Faceta Customizable Cowhide Area Floor Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The luxurious Faceta is a sumptuous, elevated statement piece. With its fragmented proportions and tonal, unexpected, irregular shapes, this is covetable style defined. The Faceta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Art Deco Design Light Gray, Black and Navy Blue Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Art Deco design light gray, black and navy blue handmade wool rug Size: 9'4" × 12'3" (284 × 373 cm). This contemporary geometric rug boasts an original...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Chinese Art Deco Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Chinese Art Deco Carpet on rare black background with Dragon. 6'2" x 9'2" 188 x 279 cm
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 74 in. L 110 in.
Chinese Art Deco Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Chinese Art Deco Carpet 8'10" x 11'9" - 269 x 358 cm
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 106 in. L 141 in.
Antique Chinese Art Deco Carpet
Located in Milan, IT
Carpets such as this one were woven in China during the Art Deco period in order to satisfy the demand in the West for decorative rugs designed in the Art Deco taste. Here the Art De...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 105.52 in. L 137.01 in.
Glamorous Art Deco Vs 1970s Inspired Block Optico Charcoal Cowhide Rug
By Art Hide
Located in London, GB
Optico rug, charcoal Immerse yourself in relaxed opulence and evoke Classic glamour with the stunning new Optico from Art Hide. Think Mad Men Art Deco meets 1970s iconic rock star gl...
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Cowhide

Glamorous Art Deco Vs 1970s Inspired Block Optico Midnight Blue Cowhide Rug
By Art Hide
Located in London, GB
Immerse yourself in relaxed opulence and evoke classic glamour with the stunning new Optico from Art Hide. Think Mad Men Art Deco meets 1970s iconic rock star glam, and you’ve nailed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Teal, Art Deco Inspired Customizable Largo Teal Cowhide Area Floor Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Offering a fresh take on 1970s opulence, the pattern of Art Hide’s new Largo rug is inspired by bold wallpaper prints of the time in stunning teal tones. Teal is such an incredible f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Silver Metallic Diamond Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Arlequin hide is a design collaboration with our sister brand, Amigos de Hoy. Premium quality natural cowhide has been elegantly finished with a metallic devore technique in a F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Gold Metallic Diamond Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Arlequin hide is a design collaboration with our sister brand, Amigos de Hoy. Premium quality natural cowhide has been elegantly finished with a metallic devore technique in a f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Teal, Art Deco Inspired Customizable Largo Teal Cowhide Area Floor Rug Small
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Offering a fresh take on 1970s opulence, the pattern of Art Hide’s new Largo rug is inspired by bold wallpaper prints of the time in stunning teal tones. Teal is such an incredible f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Copper Metallic Diamond Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Medium
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Arlequin hide is a design collaboration with our sister brand, Amigos de Hoy. Premium quality natural cowhide has been elegantly finished with a metallic devore technique in a f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Gold Metallic Diamond Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Medium
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Arlequin hide is a design collaboration with our sister brand, Amigos de Hoy. Premium quality natural cowhide has been elegantly finished with a metallic devore technique in a f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Copper Metallic Diamond Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Arlequin hide is a design collaboration with our sister brand, Amigos de Hoy. Premium quality natural cowhide has been elegantly finished with a metallic devore technique in a f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Silver Metallic Diamond Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Medium
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Arlequin hide is a design collaboration with our sister brand, Amigos de Hoy. Premium quality natural cowhide has been elegantly finished with a metallic devore technique in a f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Silver Metallic Boho Batik Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Large
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with ethnic vibes and high impact metallics. This whimsical, boho style is the supreme ultimate in laid-back luxe. The Isola hide is a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Teal, Art Deco Inspired Customizable Largo Teal Cowhide Area Floor Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Offering a fresh take on 1970s opulence, the pattern of Art Hide’s new Largo rug is inspired by bold wallpaper prints of the time in stunning teal tones. Teal is such an incredible f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Copper Metallic Boho Batik Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Large
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with ethnic vibes and high impact metallic. This whimsical, boho style is the supreme ultimate in laid-back luxe. The Isola hide is a d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Gold Metallic Boho Batik Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with ethnic vibes and high impact metallics. This whimsical, boho style is the supreme ultimate in laid-back luxe. The Isola hide is a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Gold Metallic Boho Batik Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Medium
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with ethnic vibes and high impact metallics. This whimsical, boho style is the supreme ultimate in laid-back luxe. The Isola hide is a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

Materials

Cowhide

Copper Metallic Boho Batik Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Medium
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with ethnic vibes and high impact metallics. This whimsical, boho style is the supreme ultimate in laid-back luxe. The Isola hide is a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

Materials

Cowhide

Silver Metallic Boho Batik Pattern Black Cowhide Rug, Medium
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with ethnic vibes and high impact metallic. This whimsical, boho style is the supreme ultimate in laid-back luxe. The Isola hide is a d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Hand Knotted Base Plaited Customizable Diamond Weave in Black Small
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Diamonds Weave mixes the durability and natural beauty of hemp with the softness of the wool. The Diamonds Weave is formed on a base of plaited renewable raw hemp, with a classic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Natural Rock Patterns Customizable Mars Weave Rug in Black Large
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The mars weave is inspired by natural rock patterns, it pairs raw jute with luxe wool and gold accents to create a textured weave, with an earthly but otherworldly texture. This weav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Natural Rock Patterns Customizable Mars Weave Rug in Black Small
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Mars weave is inspired by natural rock patterns, it pairs raw jute with luxe wool and gold accents to create a textured weave, with an earthly but otherworldly texture. This weav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Hand Knotted Base Plaited Customizable Diamond Weave in Black Large
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The diamonds weave mixes the durability and natural beauty of hemp with the softness of the wool. The diamonds weave is formed on a base of plaited renewable raw hemp, with a Classic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Glam Metallic Herringbone Estrella Black Cowhide Rug by Art Hide
By Art Hide
Located in London, GB
Your lounge room just got a helluva lot more glam with the entrance of this 1970s glam rock-inspired classic, in jet black herringbone combined with lots of gold! Let’s face it, The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Antique Art Deco Chinese Carpet, 7'10" x 9'8"
Located in Evanston, IL
Walter Nichols was great American rug producers (the Art Deco rugs which he did not originate them ) in Tientsin. The rugs made of wool and silk with bold vibrant colors and the patt...
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Luxe Marled Style Customizable Gemini Weave Rug in Black Mix X-Large
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The expertly crafted Gemini Weave features a luxe marled style wool paired with a twisted jute thread to create a tonal neutral base in any interior. This versatile rug features a co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Jute

Natural Rock Patterns Customizable Mars Weave Rug in Black Extra Large
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The mars weave is inspired by natural rock patterns, it pairs raw jute with luxe wool and gold accents to create a textured weave, with an earthly but otherworldly texture. This weav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Hand Knotted Base Plaited Customizable Diamond Weave in Black Extra Large
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Diamonds Weave mixes the durability and natural beauty of hemp with the softness of the wool. The Diamonds Weave is formed on a base of plaited renewable raw hemp, with a classic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Luxe Marled Style Customizable Gemini Weave Rug in Black Mix Small
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The expertly crafted Gemini weave features a luxe marled style wool paired with a twisted jute thread to create a tonal neutral base in any interior. This versatile rug features a co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Jute

Luxe Marled Style Customizable Gemini Weave Rug in Black Mix Small
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The expertly crafted Gemini Weave features a luxe marled style wool paired with a twisted jute thread to create a tonal neutral base in any interior. This versatile rug features a co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Jute

Gray, Black Caramel Dedalo Cowhide & Viscose Customizable Area Floor Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
This high impact Dedalo rug artfully blends a mix of natural premium cowhide, including intricate laser burned hide panels, with tonally dyed high-quality viscose. Pops of jet bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Gray, Black Caramel Dedalo Cowhide & Viscose Customizable Area Floor Rug Small
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
This high impact Dedalo rug artfully blends a mix of natural premium cowhide, including intricate laser burned hide panels, with tonally dyed high-quality viscose. Pops of jet bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Customizable Honeycomb Weave Rug in Cream/Black Small
By Ground Control by Amigos de Hoy
Located in Charlotte, NC
The Honeycomb rug is a modern geometric take on vintage pieces. Its super soft, rich weaved wool pattern reflects a love of global style, for the traveler within. This precisely hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool

Black&White Bold Graphic customizable Buenos Aires Cowhide Area Floor Rug XLarge
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Reinvent your space with the bold graphic design of Art Hide’s Buenos Aires rug that’s a twist on the Classic monochrome. The Buenos Aires is created from premium Argentinian cowh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Shiny Black with Rich Creamy White Cuztomizable Degrade Cowhide Area Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A striking, Stand-out design contrasting deep, shiny black with rich, creamy white for maximum impact. The Degradé is created from premium Argentinian cowhide leather, cut and joi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Black and White Luxurious customizable El Gordo Cowhide Area Floor Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The stunning Cojonudo features an intricate contrasting black, speckled and greys created from premium Argentinian cowhide. It comes in 2 standard sizes. The Cojonudo is created f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Gray, Black Caramel Dedalo Cowhide and Viscose Customizable Area Floor Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
This high impact Dedalo rug artfully blends a mix of natural premium cowhide, including intricate laser burned hide panels, with tonally dyed high-quality viscose. Pops of jet bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Black&White Bold Graphic customizable Buenos Aires Cowhide Area Floor Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Reinvent your space with the bold graphic design of Art Hide’s Buenos Aires rug that’s a twist on the Classic monochrome. The Buenos Aires is created from premium Argentinian cowh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Black and White Luxurious customizable El Gordo Cowhide Area Floor Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The stunning Cojonudo features an intricate contrasting black, speckled and greys created from premium Argentinian cowhide. It comes in 2 standard sizes. The Cojonudo is created f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Tribal Inspired Linaje Gray, Black and Gold Cowhide Rug
By Art Hide
Located in London, GB
The Tribal inspired Linaje merge midcentury inspired gold accents with simple yet compelling geometric shapes and clean lines. The result is a bold statement rug evoking nostalgic gl...
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Cowhide

Black, gray tessellation Trellis Cowhide Area Floor Rug X-Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
Crammed with color, this new release under our Alta line will add spades of charisma and sophistication to your interior. Black is combined with natural grey shades to create a one-o...
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Cowhide

Shiny Black with Rich Creamy White customizable Degrade Cowhide Area Rug Small
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A striking, stand-out design contrasting deep, shiny black with rich, creamy white for maximum impact. The Degradé is created from premium Argentinian cowhide leather, cut and joi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Black and White Luxurious customizable El Gordo Cowhide Area Floor Rug Small
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
The stunning Cojonudo features an intricate contrasting black, speckled and greys created from premium Argentinian cowhide. It comes in 2 standard sizes. The Cojonudo is created f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Shiny Black with Rich Creamy White Cuztomizable Degrade Cowhide Area Rug Large
By Art Hide
Located in Charlotte, NC
A striking, Stand-out design contrasting deep, shiny black with rich, creamy white for maximum impact. The Degradé is created from premium Argentinian cowhide leather, cut and joi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

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Black Deco Carpet For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic black deco carpet available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and animal skin, every black deco carpet was constructed with great care. Find 369 options for an antique or vintage black deco carpet now, or shop our selection of 164 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the black deco carpet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A black deco carpet, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one black deco carpet that is appealing in its simplicity, but Art Hide, Rug & Kilim and Zeki Müren produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Black Deco Carpet?

The average selling price for a black deco carpet at 1stDibs is $4,450, while they’re typically $149 on the low end and $60,000 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.