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American Hooked Checkerboard Chess Rug
Located in New York, NY
A handmade one of a kind American Hooked Rug from the 3rd quarter of the 20th century with an
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

American Hooked Checkerboard Chess Rug
American Hooked Checkerboard Chess Rug
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W 36 in L 67 in
Hand-woven wool rug "Lady Colmegna Chess Rug" by Victoria Colmegna
By Victoria Colmegna
Located in Kathmandu, NP
Adapted from the original design by Victoria Colmegna, Lady Colmegna Chess Rug, 2020. Limited
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2010s Argentine Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Carpet Modern Afghan Rug, Chess Design Contemporary Living Room Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
blue, gold, navy, rust, ivory and grey rug colors. The colorful rug stands out with its chess rug
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Handwoven Shaggy Chess Wool Rug White Large
By Dusty Deco
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chess Rya rug is hand woven and made of 100% wool and has a unique pattern as some parts of the rug
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Wool

Handwoven Shaggy Chess Wool Rug Grey Large
By Dusty Deco
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chess Rya rug is hand woven and made of 100% wool and has a unique pattern as some parts of the rug
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Wool

Handwoven Shaggy Chess Wool Rug White Small
By Dusty Deco
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chess Rya Rug is hand woven and made of 100% wool and has a unique pattern as some parts of the rug
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Materials

Wool

Handwoven Shaggy Chess Wool Rug Grey Small
By Dusty Deco
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chess Rya rug is hand woven and made of 100% wool and has a unique pattern as some parts of the rug
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Moroccan Beni Mrirt rug, Modern Chess Pattern rug, Custom-made
By Nomad Chic
Located in Marrakech, MA
Size: 8’x10’ / 245x305 cm We exclusively create custom individual rugs for you. This means that we
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2010s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Modern Scandinavian Rug with Ivory and Gray 'Chess Board' Patterns
Located in Dallas, TX
Modern area rug handwoven in Scandinavian design using fine wool and organic dyes. It features an
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Let's Play Chess Tulu
Located in New York, NY
Turkish origin name for rugs made by villagers for domestic use, often in small sizes, due to loom
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Wool

Let's Play Chess Tulu
Let's Play Chess Tulu
W 121 in L 137 in
Moroccan Blue Color Beni Mrirt rug, Modern Chess Pattern rug, Custom-made
By Nomad Chic
Located in Marrakech, MA
individual rugs for you. This means that we do not produce unnecessary items and we prioritize respecting
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2010s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Moroccan Beni Mrirt rug, Modern Chess Pattern Sage Color rug, Custom-made
By Nomad Chic
Located in Marrakech, MA
Size: 6’x9’ / 185x275 cm We exclusively create custom individual rugs for you. This means that we
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Materials

Wool

Classic Chess Contemporary Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber Rug black chessboard
Located in Neuss, NW
Classic Chess is a contemporary 100% wool rug – thick and soft, comfortable underfoot. Our Berber
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2010s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rug 1980's, Berber Chess Pattern Rug, In Stock
Located in Marrakech, MA
Atlas in Morocco. Local sheep are much prized for its most thin and warm wool. Rugs making became a
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Vintage 1980s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Blue Color Beni Mrirt rug 9’x12’, Modern Chess Pattern rug, Custom-made
By Nomad Chic
Located in Marrakech, MA
individual rugs for you. This means that we do not produce unnecessary items and we prioritize respecting
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2010s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Moroccan Beni Mrirt rug 8’x10’, Modern Chess Pattern Sage Color rug, Custom-made
By Nomad Chic
Located in Marrakech, MA
Size: 8’x10’ / 245x305 cm We exclusively create custom individual rugs for you. This means that we
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Materials

Wool

Hand-woven wool rug "Chess" by Stoppani Juan + Legavre Jean-Yves
By Juan Stoppani & Jean-Yves Legavre
Located in Kathmandu, NP
Adapted from the original artwork by Juan Stoppani & Jean-Yves Legavre, Chess, 2019. LALANA RUGS
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2010s Argentine Modern North and South American Rugs

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20th Century Red, Brown and White Chess Berber Talsent Rug from Morocco, 1950s
Located in Firenze, IT
The carpets coming from the Talsent region (extreme east of Morocco, border with Algeria) are characterized by the cochineal red color as a base color. This piece is an elegant examp...
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Wool

Vintage Old Turkish Chess Pattern Patchwork, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
addition to any home, and it would be a treasured gift for someone special. The measurement of this rug is
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Other Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Navajo Rug
Located in New York, NY
Make a few changes and you can play chess or chequers on this antique Native American scatter
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Vintage 1920s American Navajo North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Antique Navajo Rug
Antique Navajo Rug
W 42 in L 60 in
Moooi Large Sketched Collage Rug in Soft Yarn Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Moooi large sketched collage rug in soft yarn Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk. Joost van
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch More Carpets

Materials

Yarn

Moooi Small Sketched Collage Rug in Soft Yarn Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk
By Moooi, Joost van Bleiswijk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Moooi Small Sketched Collage rug in Soft Yarn Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk Joost van
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch More Carpets

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Yarn

Moooi Large Sketched Collage Rug in Low Pile Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Moooi Large Sketched Collage rug in Low Pile Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk Joost van
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch More Carpets

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Polyester

Moooi Small Sketched Collage Rug in Low Pile Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Moooi Small Sketched Collage rug in Low Pile Polyamide by Joost van Bleiswijk Joost van
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch More Carpets

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Moooi Small Sketched Collage Rug in Wool with Blind Hem by Joost van Bleiswijk
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Moooi Small Sketched Collage rug in Wool with Blind Hem by Joost van Bleiswijk Joost van
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Moooi Large Sketched Collage Rug in Wool with Blind Hem by Joost van Bleiswijk
By Moooi, Joost van Bleiswijk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Moooi Large Sketched Collage rug in Wool with Blind Hem by Joost van Bleiswijk Joost van
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Wool

Beth Hand Tufted Silk Checkered Rug
Located in South Pasadena, CA
mm pile height provides a cushioned surface that feels plush underfoot. The rug's durable
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2010s Indian North and South American Rugs

Materials

Silk

Beth Hand Tufted Silk Checkered Rug
Beth Hand Tufted Silk Checkered Rug
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W 108 in L 144 in

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Chess Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the chess rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and plastic, every chess rug was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a chess rug, we have 5 options in-stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a chess rug — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right chess rug, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one chess rug that is appealing in its simplicity, but Dusty Deco and Glenoit Mills produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Chess Rug?

The average selling price for a chess rug at 1stDibs is $2,085, while they’re typically $895 on the low end and $4,992 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Good antique rugs and 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.

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.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but there are lots of other styles of antique rugs to choose from when you're endeavoring to introduce fresh colors and textures to a bedroom or living room.

Moroccan Berber rugs are not all about pattern. In fact, some of the most striking examples are nearly monochrome. But what these rugs lack in complexity, they make up for in brilliant color and subtle variation. Moroccan-style interiors can be mesmerizing — a sitting room of this type might feature a Moroccan rug, carved wooden screens and a tapestry hung behind the sofa.

Handwoven kilim rugs, known for their wealth of rich colors and unique weaving tradition, are pileless: Whereas the Beni Ourain rugs of Morocco can be described as dense with a thick surface or pile, an authentic kilim rug is thin and flat. (The term “kilim” is Turkish in origin, but this type of textile artistry is practiced all across the Balkans, throughout the Arab world and elsewhere.) 

When it comes to eye-catching floor coverings, the distinctive “medallion” pattern of Oushak rugs has two types of rounded shapes alternating against a rich red or blue background created with natural dyes, while the elaborate “star” pattern involves large eight-pointed shapes in diagonal rows alternating with diamonds.  

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 masters Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter and other artisans. 

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. 

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