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Antique European Rug with Floral Design 10'9''x8'9''
Located in Los Angeles, US
Antique European Rug 10'9''x8'9'
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Early 1900s Unknown Rustic European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Beautiful Vintage Large Heriz Style European Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice European rug with a Heriz design and orange field, purple, pink, green and yellow, entirely
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Early 20th Century Belgian Heriz Serapi European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Beautiful Antique Large Heriz Style European Rug
Beautiful Vintage Large Heriz Style European Rug
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W 118.12 in L 159.45 in
Salt & Pepper Desgin Antique European Rug, ca. 1900
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is an antique European rug woven circa 1900 and measures 140 x 122CM in size. This rug
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Early 20th Century European Other European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique European Rug in Blue, with Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand Knotted in wool, this 16x19 European rug hails from a factory that still exists today called
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Early 1900s Spanish Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Silk

Bobyrug’s Beautiful early 20th century European rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice early 20th century small European rug with beautiful design of the early 20th century area, in
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool, Jute, Cotton

Antique European Rug in Red, with Soumak Dragon Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-tufted in wool and originating from Germany, this 12x18 antique European rug in red, has
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1920s German European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

1890s Antique European Rug with Colorful Geometric Patterns, from Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool circa 1890-1900, this 6x9 antique European rug is a rare turn-of-the-century
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1890s Irish European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Vintage European Rug in Beige-Brown with Floral Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, a vintage 5x5 European rug believed to originate from Ireland circa 1940-1950
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1640s Northern Irish European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique European Rug in Black and Red with Floral Patterns by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, an antique 8x11 European rug originating from Ireland circa 1920-1930
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1620s Northern Irish European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Oversized Antique European Rug in Brown with Blue Medallion, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, this 11x20 oversized Antique European rug features a play of all-over and
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1890s Irish European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

European Rug Floral Design Beige Color
Located in Ferrara, IT
Step into a world of timeless beauty and sophistication with this European floral rug, an exquisite
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Early 19th Century European European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Nice Antique Little East European Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful little floral rug with nice design and beautiful colors, entirely and finely hand knotted
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Late 19th Century European Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Nice Antique Little East European Rug
Nice Antique Little East European Rug
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W 23.23 in L 26.38 in
1900s Antique European Rug 13′ × 16′3″
Located in Los Angeles, US
rugs exemplify the formal grace and elegance of classical European design. Like Aubusson tapestry rugs
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Early 1900s Unknown Empire European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool, Cotton

1900s Antique European Rug 13′ × 16′3″
1900s Antique European Rug 13′ × 16′3″
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W 156 in L 195 in
Victorian Style Antique European Rug, Circa 1920's
Located in New York, NY
condition. Rug Size 10x14'2
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Early 20th Century European European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

1920s Needlepoint European Rug Arts and Crafts Period/Savonnerie Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
We are offering a one of a kind needlepoint rug, handmade in Portugal. It is from the Arts & Crafts
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1920s Portuguese Arts and Crafts European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

European Rug Cherry Field with Birds and Flower Rings, ca. 1880
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is an antique European Cherry Field rug woven circa ca. 1880. This piece has a bird and flower
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Late 19th Century European Other European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Art Deco European Rug with Checkerboard and Labyrinth Design, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique European Art Deco hand-knotted rug woven during the second quarter of the
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Early 20th Century European Other European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

20th Century Violet and Grey Art Deco European Rug, circa 1920
Located in Firenze, IT
The history of the European carpet reflects the different cultures of the old continent: from the
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Hand-Knotted Antique European Rug, Gold, Yellow, Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating in Spain circa 1920-1930, this 12 x 24 rug makes a fabulous entry to the European
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1920s Spanish Other European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Beautiful Antique European Hand Knotted Oushak Design Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice European rug with a central medallion design and beautiful colors, entirely hand knotted with
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Early 20th Century European Oushak European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Bobyrug’s Nice Antique European Oushak Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful early 20th century European rug, with beautiful design of antique Turkish oushak
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Early 20th Century European Oushak European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique European Fragment Botanic Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European fragment botanic handmade wool rug Size: 2'4" × 5'2" (71 × 157 cm) This circa 1900
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Early 20th Century French European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique Savonnerie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Savonnerie European Rugs factory, located on the site of the present Musee d’Art Moderne, inherited its name
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Mid-19th Century French Other European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique Savonnerie Rug
Antique Savonnerie Rug
W 154 in L 255 in
1920s French Art Deco Carpet ( 8'10" x 13'3' - 270 x 405 )
Located in New York, NY
Antique Art Deco, European rugs 8' 10" x 13' 3".
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1920s French Art Deco European Antique Rug

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Wool

Oversized Antique French Aubusson Yellow Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
dominant floral shape that is uncharacteristically modern carpet from European rugs collection. Amongst the
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Late 19th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Oversized Antique Axminster Rug in Camel with Floral Patterns, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
collectible English palace rug—an exciting new oversized addition to Rug & Kilim’s European rug collection
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1850s English European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique French Aubusson Botanic Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
produce flat-woven rugs and European Rugs under royal warrant. No one knows precisely when European rugs
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Early 20th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique European Austrian Rug, Neoclassic Elegance Meets French Chateau Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76605, antique European Austrian rug with Art Nouveau French Provincial style. This hand knotted
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Early 20th Century Austrian Neoclassical European Antique Rug

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Wool

Oversized Antique Portuguese Needlepoint Polychromatic Rug from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s European rug collection—believed to originate in the early 20th century. On the Design
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1910s English European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique Arts & Crafts Rug in Beige with Pink Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
European rug collection. On the Design: Likely to be English by origin, this antique arts and crafts rug
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1910s English European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique Savonnerie Peach and Blue Wool Rug Fragment by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
wool pile hailing from one of the most widely regarded European rug manufacturers for multiple
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Early 1800s French European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique French Aubusson Rug 8'6 x 13'8
Located in New York, NY
workshops, on the river Creuse in France, are famous for their antique European rugs, carpets and tapestries
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19th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment Rug
Located in New York, NY
European rugs are in general younger and less diverse than oriental ones, the tapestry making can justly be
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Mid-18th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Oversized Antique Savonnerie Rug in Brown with Floral Patterns, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim. On the Design: This rug features beige-brown
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1920s Spanish European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique English Needlepoint Rug in Burgundy with Botanicals
Located in Long Island City, NY
collectible rug, in a versatile large size for many spaces. Condition: This oversized antique European rug
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1920s English European Antique Rug

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Wool

Authentic French Savonnerie Bold Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
scrolling leafy vines, within a dark purple scrolling vinery border. The European Rugs factory, located on
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Late 19th Century French Other European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Authentic 19th Century Floral French Aubusson Rug
Located in New York, NY
effortless chick and masterfully composed color palettes. Like all European rugs, Aubusson carpets rely on
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Mid-19th Century French European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Oversized Antique Axminster Rug in Red with Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
leading up to the movement, this European rug reflects a rare fusion of styles in its distinct charm. Any
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1860s English Arts and Crafts European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique Aubusson Flatweave Rug in Green With Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
botanicals capture the impressionist style with elegance and detail few other European rugs can in this scale
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1890s French European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Oversized Antique French Directoire Savonnerie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Oversized antique French Directoire Savonnerie carpet Size: 16'0" × 25'9" (487 × 784 cm) European
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Early 19th Century French European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique French Aubusson Botanic Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
abrashed two-color light and medium blue leaf pattern. Rug production was introduced to Europe by the
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Late 19th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique Aubusson Flatweave Floral Rug in Beige and Pink
Located in Long Island City, NY
masterpiece of its kind, which many celebrate as the finest European rugs of their period. Condition: This
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1890s French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Silk

Antique Aubusson Flatweave Rug in Red with Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
other European rugs can in this scale. Its large size, finesse and feminine sensibility are all
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1890s French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Savonnerie Rug Vintage Mid-Century Light Salmon Color
By Savonnerie
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage European rug woven during the second quarter of the 20th century circa 1920- 1950
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Mid-19th Century French Other European Antique Rug

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Wool

Authentic Savonnerie Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
look of the antique carpet. European Rugs are pile rugs that have been made in the Manufacture
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Early 20th Century French European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique French Savonnerie Rug in Cream with Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
This 10x13 antique French Savonnerie rug is a rare masterpiece from our European rug collection
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1850s French European Antique Rug

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Wool

1900s French Aubusson Floral Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
. French rugs and European carpet have a certain elegant aura to them, which invokes the images of palaces
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Early 20th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique Tiger Runner Rug in Beige-Brown with Red Pictorial, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
piece is a particularly special piece like few European rugs from its period. The design depicts a
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1920s German European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique French Silk Aubusson, circa 1890
Located in Secaucus, NJ
The Aubusson workshops, on the river Creuse in France, are famous for their antique European rugs
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Late 19th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool, Silk

Antique Voysey Arts & Crafts Rug in Red with Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
today, with a smart use of the elements in Persian rug styles that influenced this European rug
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1910s Irish Arts and Crafts European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique French Needlepoint rug with Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
addition to our European rug collection. Its design features intricate medallions and florals in an all
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1850s French European Antique Rug

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Wool

Vintage Spanish Beige Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
. The European rug was masterfully hand knotted of the finest wool in accordance with traditional
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Early 20th Century Spanish European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Authentic 19th Century French Aubusson Handmade Rug
Located in New York, NY
precisely when European rugs weaving began in this area, but it is certain that tapestries were first woven
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique Floral Aubusson Tapestry Runner Rug in Cream & Green, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
: This piece enjoys several distinctions from European rugs and tapestries of its period—particularly its
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1890s French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique Floral Aubusson Tapestry Runner Rug in Cream & Green, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
: This piece enjoys several distinctions from European rugs and tapestries of its period—particularly its
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1890s French Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Antique European Savonnerie Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique European Savonnerie carpet from the turn of the 19th century; signed "Gavino Stuvok" and
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19th Century European Aubusson European Antique Rug

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Wool

Authentic 19th Century French Aubusson Handmade Rug
Located in New York, NY
. No one knows precisely when European rugs weaving began in this area, but it is certain that
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Authentic French Aubusson Abrashed Green Handmade Rug
Located in New York, NY
and cream scrolling leafy vinery. French Aubusson rugs production was introduced to Europe by the
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Early 20th Century French Aubusson European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

19th Century French Floral Design Green, Black and Pink Flat Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
can benefit from their presence! This stunning European rug is a dream come true of any interior
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Late 19th Century French European Antique Rug

Materials

Wool

Antique European Savonnerie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Savonnerie rug, size: 10'8" x 17'4".
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1910s Spanish European Antique Rug

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Wool

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European Antique Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic European antique rug available at 1stDibs. Each European antique rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and silk. Find 1114 options for an antique or vintage European antique rug now, or shop our selection of 15 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect European antique rug — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each European antique rug bearing Art Deco, Arts and Crafts or Victorian hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made European antique rug over the years, but those crafted by Tapis Rouge Atelier, Aubusson Manufacture and Jules Leleu are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a European Antique Rug?

The average selling price for a European antique rug at 1stDibs is $12,245, while they’re typically $205 on the low end and $575,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right rugs-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. 

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 whenever you’re looking down. 

Questions About European Antique Rug
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Opinions on how old a rug has to be to be considered antique vary. However, most experts will apply the label to any rug produced more than 100 years ago, and call floor coverings produced 50 to 100 years ago vintage. Shop a variety of antique rugs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Determining the age of a rug often depends on the style of rug because different styles have evolved at their own rates and with their own characteristics. One thing you can look for is a date; some rugs weave the year into the border. Another thing to make note of is the color of the rug. Bright dyes and synthetic fibers weren’t available until the 1920s for rugs, so authentic antique rugs will have muted tones. Shop a collection of vetted antique rugs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • Nazmiyal
    NazmiyalMarch 23, 2021
    Usually these are rugs that are younger than 80 years old but not new (so things that are between 70 - 30 years old roughly)
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few red flags you should look for in determining if you have an antique Persian rug. Firstly, check the fringe. Fringes on a Persian rug form from the end of warp yarns, and won’t be sewn on the back. Also check the colors. They should be crisp, with no bleeding of the dyes. Shop a collection of authentic Persian rugs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • Nazmiyal
    NazmiyalMarch 23, 2021
    The most expensive antique Persian rug ever sold in auction (so far) is $34,000,000. But the vast majority will cost under $100,000.