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Mid 20th Century Persian Embroidered Double-Sided Rug
Located in New York, NY
Persia ca. 1950 Measures: 11'4" x 7'7" (345 x 231 cm) 100% Cotton, double-sided Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Swedish Pile Double Sided Rug
Located in New York, NY
Sweden, circa 1950 Handwoven Double sided Measures: 6'6" x 4'1" (198 x 124 cm).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vibrant Vintage Moroccan Double-Sided Rug. Size: 6 ft x 7 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Double-Sided Moroccan Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid 20th Century – Size: 6 ft x 7 ft 6 in (1.83 m x 2.29 m) This versatile primary-color vintage carpet from Morocco featu...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Rare Antique Double-Sided Angora Oushak Rug. ca 1900
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A truly outstanding and unique antique Turkish Oushak rug made of local Angora (mohair) wool that created a silky texture. What makes this rug so special is the weaving technique us...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Mohair

Midcentury Swedish Double-Sided Brown Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish double sided brown flat-weave rug Size: 4'10" x 7'8" (147 x 233 cm) This vintage Swedish double sided rug constitutes the essence of practicality and chic as bef...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Double Sided Kilim Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Double sided pillow made from a vintage Turkish Kilim.
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Late 20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

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W 15 in. L 24 in.
Double Sided Turkish Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Double sided pillow we made from a vintage Turkish Kilim.
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug. 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Hand-woven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Edu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug. 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Hand-woven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Edu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug. 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Hand-woven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Edu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug. 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Hand-woven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Edu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Modern Anatolian Double Sided Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Vintage Moroccan Beni'mguild Double-Sided Berber Rug
Located in Houston, TX
This is a vintage Moroccan Beni McGuild tribal rug sourced in Marrakech. The colors present in this geometric pattern are muted, jewel-tone purple, teal and sandy browns mixed with g...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Handmade Double Sided Turkish Wool Kilim Rug, 100% Wool, Custom OPS
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern flat-weave rug with minimal design. Handwoven by female artisans in a rural village workshop in Eastern Turkey under the supervision and with the support of Ministry of Educ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Double-Sided Reversible Mid-20th Century Persian Flat-Weave Kilim Accent Rug
Located in New York, NY
A double sided and reversible vintage Persian flat-weave Kilim accent rug in gallery format handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 5' 6" x 9' 4".
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Double Sided Vintage North African Moroccan Berber Rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
This is a really unique piece. A double sided vintage Berber rug from Morocco, North Africa. This stunning piece of art was hand knotted with two designs. This type of rug is ver...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

6.7x10 Ft Striped Vintage Kilim, Double Sided Flat-Weave Rug. Floor Covering
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A dazzling Turkish Kilim (double sided flat-woven rug) in excellent original condition. It is finely handwoven and made of wool with white cotton highlights.
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Rug. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish rug, Sweden, mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 6 in (1.37 m x 1.98 m) Here is a beautiful Mid-Century Scandinavian rug, woven and designed by the...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double Sided Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish double sided rug, country of origin: Sweden / Scandinavia, circa mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 3 in (1.35 m x 1.9 m). Here is a lovely vintage carpet – a...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double Sided Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 8 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Double Sided Kilim, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 8 in (1.37 m x 2.03 m)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Kilim Rug. Size: 6 ft 4 in x 9 ft 7 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful double sided vintage Scandinavian Kilim rug, country of origin / rug type: Scandinavia rug, date: circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft 4 in x 9 ft 7 in (1.93 m x 2.92 m). T...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

Double-Sided Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug. Size: 5 ft 1 in x 7 ft 5 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 5 ft 1 in x 7 ft 5 in (1.55 m x 2.26 m) This vintage Swedish rug features a dou...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavia...

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 5 ft 4 in x 7 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish double-sided rug, origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft 4 in x 7 ft 10 in (1.63 m x 2.39 m) Here is a charming vintage Swedish rug, a midcentury piece...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double-Sided Swedish Tapestry Rug. Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Double Sided Scandinavian Tapestry Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in (1.14 m x 1.47 m)
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavia...

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Double Sided Flat-Weave Rug in Ivory, Amber, and Grey
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish double sided flat-weave rug in ivory, amber, and grey Size: 5'0" × 7'5" (152 × 226 cm). The power of Scandinavian design is to a large extend based upon the comb...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Deep Burgundy and White Double Sided Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish deep burgundy and white double sided flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'4" × 7'9" (162 × 236 cm) Woven circa 1955 by a talented artisan, this beautiful piece immediatel...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Beige, Blue and Green Double Sided Flat-Woven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish beige, blue and green double sided flat-woven wool rug. Size: 5'2" x 8'0" (157 × 243 cm) This vintage Swedish flat-woven rug exhibits all the reasons for the wor...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Red Double Sided Flat-Weave Rug Signed with Initials BH
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish red double sided flat-weave rug signed with initials BH Size: 4'2" × 6'3" (127 × 190 cm) This lovely vintage Swedish shag rug is a paragon of the world-renowned ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double Sided Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century- Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in (1.32 m x 1.96 m) Here is an especially charming vintage rug – a Scandinavian ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Red Berber Moroccan Rug. Size: 7 ft x 8 ft 7 in
Located in New York, NY
Breathtaking Double Sided Vintage Red Berber Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century. Size: 7 ft x 8 ft 7 in (2.13 m x 2.62 m) This mast...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Vintage Double-Sided Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This handwoven vintage Swedish flat-weave rug is double-sided, either side can be displayed to match your decor. One side has a brown overall field with a darker brown and yellow cru...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double-Sided Scandinavian Rug. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft 5 in (1.52 m x 2.26 m)
Located in New York, NY
Extremely decorative and rare vintage midcentury double sided Swedish rug, country of origin: Sweden, circa vintage / mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft. x 7 ft. 5 in (1.52 m x 2.26 m) ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Rug. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft (1.37 m x 1.83 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century .Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft (1.37 m x 1.83 m) This beautiful...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavia...

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Double Sided Flat-Weave Wool Rug by Orsa in Brown and Gray
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish double sided flat-weave wool rug by Orsa in brown and gray Size: 6'0" × 7'9" (183 × 236 cm) This vintage Swedish double sided flat-weave rug by Orsa features an ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double Sided Swedish Rug. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 7 ft 3 in (1.37 m x 2.21 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage double sided Swedish rug 49018, country of origin / rug type: Scandinavia rugs, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 7 ft 3 in (1.37 m x 2.21 m). Swedish kilim ru...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Day and Night Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Rug.Size: 3 ft 6 in x 5 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Day and Night Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1950’s. Size: 3 ft 6 in x 5 ft 10 in (1.07 m x 1.78 m)...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Berber Moroccan Red Rug. Size: 6 ft 1 in x 10 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful double sided vintage Moroccan red rug, country of origin: Morocco, circa mid-20th century - Size: 6 ft 1 in x 10 ft 9 in (1.85 m x 3.28 m).
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double Sided Shaggy Red Moroccan Berber Rug. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 11 ft
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and Rare Vintage Double Sided Red Moroccan Berber Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 11 ft (2.01 m x 3.35 m) This ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Double Sided Carpet from Scandinavia with Ships and Seagulls
Located in Vienna, Austria
A unusual, double sided carpet from Scandinavia, signed a dated: "LST 1934". The flags on the ships are from the Shetland islands. A beautiful piece to hang on the wall.
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Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Double-Sided Swedish Flatweave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century double-sided swedish flatweave carpet
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Double-Sided Swedish Kilim. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 8 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Double Sided Swedish Kilim, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rug, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 8 in (1.37 m x 2.03 m)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Double Sided Swedish Flat Weave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Double sided Swedish flat weave
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Double-Sided Flat-Weave Carpet
By Ingrid Dessau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish double-sided flat-weave carpet. Initialed 'ID' Ingrid Dessau.
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Mid-20th Century Svalbard and Jan Mayen Scandinavian Modern Russian and ...

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Wool

Early 20th Century Swedish Double-Sided Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century Swedish double-sided flat-weave carpet.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Vintage Double Sided Blue Swedish Kilim. Size: 6 ft 5 in x 9 ft 8 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Double Sided Blue Background Swedish Kilim Rug, Country Of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 6 ft 5 in x 9 ft 8 in (1.96 m x 2.95 m)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Double Sided Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the double sided rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each double sided rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. Find 43 options for an antique or vintage double sided rug now, or shop our selection of 21 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a double sided rug — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right double sided rug, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Ingrid Dessau each produced at least one beautiful double sided rug that is worth considering.

How Much is a Double Sided Rug?

The average selling price for a double sided rug at 1stDibs is $5,449, while they’re typically $199 on the low end and $19,000 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.