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Koi Handmade Carpet by Vito Nesta
By Vito Nesta
Located in Firenze, IT
Ike e Koi, in Japanese language respectively ‘pond’ and ‘carp’ are two pure wool carpets in the shape of old Chinese paper umbrellas made in India by the best artisans. The project i...
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2010s Indian Other More Carpets

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Wool

Oriental Rugs, Antique Caucasian Handmade Carpet from Shirvan
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An excellent example of handmade carpet Caucasian carpet oriental rug weaving from the Shirvan region. Though these ivory ground prayer patterned rugs may seem like from a distance, ...
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Antique 1880s Caucasian Rustic More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rugs, Antique Caucasian Handmade Carpet from Shirvan
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An excellent example of handmade carpet Caucasian carpet Oriental rug weaving from the Shirvan region. Though these ivory ground prayer patterned rugs may seem like from a distance, ...
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Antique 19th Century Caucasian Rustic More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rugs, Antique Caucasian Handmade Carpet from Shirvan
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An excellent example of handmade carpet Caucasian carpet oriental rug weaving from the Shirvan region. Though these ivory ground prayer patterned rugs may seem like from a distance, ...
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Antique 19th Century Caucasian Rustic More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

1900s Persian Tabriz Handmade Carpet
Located in New York, NY
1900s Persian Tabriz handmade carpet Size: 10'2" × 14'6" (309 × 441 cm) An early 20th century antique Tabriz rug from Northwest Persia, the abrashed sand field with a feathery leaf...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Striped Antique Rugs Azerbaijan Wool Jajim Handmade Carpet Textile
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Red, ivory orange and black make up the main colors in this elegant Jajim textile. Woven by hand with a simple striped design. Both the color and design is sure to instantly uplift a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Azerbaijani Country More Carpets

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Cotton, Organic Material, Wool

Entrance Mat Handmade Carpet Wool, Traditional Refurbished Oriental Rug Doormat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet vibrant red, blue and beige colorways have been woven into a layered floral design, featuring both geometric and foliate motifs. Perfect for any traditional or modern...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Nouveau More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

20th Century Silk Handmade Carpet in Light Colors
Located in CH
Beautiful silk carpet in light colors that changes the intensity of the colors when you look at it from a different angle, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Asian More Carpets

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Silk

Antique Rug Caucasian Orange Wool Living Room Rugs Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This antique area rug was handwoven by artisans with handspun wool which has been dyed using organic vegetable dyes. The multi-layered border features symbolic details believed to ha...
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Vintage 1950s Azerbaijani Tribal More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Semicircle Entrance Way Mat, Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet delicate and detailed meandering floral motifs over this oriental rug floating on a background of deep red, perfect for use as a bedside rug or entranceway doormat. T...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Nouveau More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet, Semicircle Entrance Way Mat Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet stunning orange/red drenches the background on this little Oriental rug, contrasting with the intricate floral details which have been woven in deep blue and green sy...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Nouveau More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Handmade Carpet Runners, Caucasian Karabagh Runner Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
These antique rugs and runners are from the 1880s and them in excellent condition. This geometric rug has a four lozenge traditional rug designs in yellow, red, blue, green and cream...
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Antique 19th Century Caucasian Kazak More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet, Semicircle Entrance Way Mat Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Orange and brown floral and geometric motifs have been woven horizontally on backgrounds of alternating orange and deep blue lines. This semicircle entranceway doormat has been refur...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Nouveau More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Semicircle Oriental Rug for Interior Door Way, Handmade Carpet Entrance Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Red, purple, yellow and blue have all been woven into this vibrant doormat, featuring a layered floral pattern. Perfect for any interior doorway, in any modern or traditional home. T...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Baroque More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Serbian, Handmade Carpet, Vintage Kilim Rugs, Geometric Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet antique rug Pirot Kelim is an excellent example of Eastern European handwoven and flat-weave tapestry rugs, traditionally produced in Pirot, a town in southeaste...
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Antique Early 19th Century Serbian Kilim More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Entrance Mat Handmade Carpet Wool, Traditional Refurbish Oriental Rug Door Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Featuring an all-over pattern handwoven carpet in beige and brown on a subtle orange background this little mat is perfect for any modern home or traditional interior. This semicircl...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Country More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Moldovian Kilim Rugs, Oriental Rug Handmade Carpet for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This oriental rug vintage Moldovian floral rug is from Romania, handwoven in, circa the 1920s which have used unusual color combinations. Torn between the influences of the Ottoman E...
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Antique 19th Century Moldovan Kilim More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Traditional Oriental Rug, Handmade Carpet Runner, Wool Antique Rug for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet Oriental rug pairing deep tones of orange and red this stunning antique rug has been handwoven to perfection. The centrepiece is a beautiful diamond, repeat pattern o...
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Vintage 1960s Azerbaijani Rustic More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Grey Vintage Turkish
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet Oriental rug predominantly green handwoven vintage Turkish rug features a white floral pattern on a green background. This hand painted oriental carpet is a stun...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Revival Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Pink Wool Entrance Mat, Traditional Refurbish Rug Door Mat Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Geometric motifs have been handmade carpet in a repeat pattern on a peach background, supported by a multilayered Geometric border underneath. This semicircle entranceway doormat has...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tribal More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Entrance Way Handmade Carpet Mat, Semicircle Dust Barrier Oriental Rug for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet Oriental rug featuring a diagonal meandering floral design, over three colors of cream, deep blue and red This semicircle entranceway doormat has been refurbished fro...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Victorian More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rug Dust Barrier Interior Door Way, Handmade Carpet Mat Entrance way
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet Oriental rug featuring a traditional floral pattern woven in deep rich tones this little mat is perfect for any doorway in tour modern or traditional home. This semi-...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Victorian More Carpets

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Cotton, Organic Material, Wool

Handmade Carpet, Semicircle Entrance Mat, Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet which reds and subtle beiges sit side by side handwoven into a linear floral design carpet. Perfect for any modern or traditional oriental interiors. This semicircle ...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Victorian More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat, Refurbished Handmade Carpet Mat, Entrance Way Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet high-quality doormat features a multilayered floral pattern with a mixture of contrasting and harmonious colorways. Perfect for any traditional or modern interio...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Neoclassical More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Entrance Way Mat, Oriental Rug Semicircle Door Mat for Interior
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Harmonious colorways have been used in this traditional carpet, deep red cream and various other muted tones have been woven into a multi-layered pattern creating an eye-catching pie...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish International Style More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat, Handmade Carpet, Semicircle Entrance Mat for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This semicircle entranceway doormat has been refurbished from a handmade vintage carpet rug- cut from large area rugs to create these small doormats, with handwoven fringe detail. Ha...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tribal More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat- Handmade Carpet Rug Mat- Entrance way Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
A vibrant pink has been used in the creation of this geometric handwoven rug, featuring asymmetrical geometric motif on deep blue background. Perfect for any modern or traditional in...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Rustic More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Oriental Rug Door Mat, Handmade Carpet Refurbished Rug Mat, Entrance Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Featuring a layered linear design woven with floral and geometric patterns in harmonious colorways including red, blue, pink and beige. Suitable for use in any doorway in your tradit...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Baroque More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Oushak Carpet, Red Carpet, Handmade Carpet, Turkish Carpet, Brown, Green
Located in New York, NY
West Anatolia is one of the largest weaving regions in Turkey. Since the 15th century, Turkish rugs have always been on top of the list for having fine oriental rugs. Oushak rugs su...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkmen Rugs Yomut, Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
A late 19th century Turkman rug with beautiful all-over geometric pattern surrounded by a wonderful complementary geometric and floral border.
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Vintage 1930s Central Asian Tribal Central Asian Rugs

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton

Oriental Rug Semicircle for Interior Door Way- Entrance way Handmade Carpet Mat
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Oriental rug featuring a traditional floral pattern woven in deep rich tones this little mat is perfect for any doorway in tour modern or traditional home. This semicircle entrancewa...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Rustic More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Traditional Antique Carpet, Orange Wool Caucasian Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The multi-layered border is beautifully woven with a repeat pattern throughout. The contrast between the orange and brown hues works perfectly to create this eye-catching one of a ki...
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Vintage 1910s Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Modern Indian Flat-Woven Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This carpet features a modern striped design with rich colors of burnt orange and beige, this modern rug gives a subtle uplift to any room. Featuring a beautiful Minimalist design an...
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1990s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Ivory Wool Handmade Carpet Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This exquisite wool rug features an intricate design woven with harmonious soft neutral colours. Ivory, light blue and brown make up the colour pallet for this sophisticated symmetri...
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Vintage 1980s Turkish Late Victorian Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Handmade Carpet Red Rug Medallion Carpet Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This elegant handwoven wool area rug features a traditional medallion design, woven in the 1950s. This piece is sure to uplift any room it is introduced too. The highly-decorative ce...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Mid-Century Modern Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Area Rug, Handmade Carpet Cream Floral Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This traditional Ziegler rug is one of our more luxurious rugs made on own looms by our master weavers of Afghan rugs. This cream rug is made with organic vegetable dyes all handspun...
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1990s Afghan Art Nouveau Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Handmade Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century Persian Tabriz handmade carpet Size: 9'9" × 11'10" (297 × 360 cm) An early 20th century Persian Tabriz carpet, the three sand-colored linked medallions containin...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Contemporary Chinese Aubusson Style Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This navy beige rug is a very good item as living room rugs and getting most of the attention in the rug store by clients because of the color and design. These handmade elegant Chin...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Aubusson Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Antique Rug, Red Wool Caucasian Carpet for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Enjoy this appealing Caucasian rug with its a multi-layered border and eye-catching centrepiece. Rich red tones have been paired with golds and beiges to create an intricately hand-w...
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Vintage 1940s Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Fine Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Brown Primitive Contemporary Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet modern Nepalese collection comprises fine hand knotted carpet made in Nepal. Made with 100% wool pile, this innovative design is both refreshing and modern. Fine...
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1990s Nepalese Minimalist Indian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Ziegler Style Saltanabad Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This modern Ziegler style Runner rug features a traditional Saltanabad design. Woven on a loom in Afghanistan by master weavers. Woven with the finest hand-spun wool, which has been ...
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Early 2000s Afghan Sultanabad Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Floral Antique Rug, Handmade Carpet and Handwoven Rug Oriental Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This colorful rug was handwoven and hand-dyed using traditional vegetable dye techniques in Karabagh. Using only the highest quality wool and cotton this flat-weave rug has blue, ora...
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Vintage 1950s Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Handmade Carpet, Vintage Paisley Design Tribal Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
A remarkable Paisley pattern decorates the background of this beautiful rug. Blue, cream and brown make up the fantastic Tree motifs woven on a pink and rust background. The charming...
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Vintage 1960s Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Tabriz Carpet, Handmade Carpet, Light Blue, Gold and Ivory
Located in New York, NY
Antique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of Persian rug design. The city of Tabriz, situated in No...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rugs, Turkish Kilim Rug, Sarkisla Handmade Carpet Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet Sarkilsa Kilim rugs are one of the most decorative oriental rugs, Turkish Kilim can be an additional element of design to one's home decor. Most Kilims can alway...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Runner Rugs Handmade Carpet Oriental Rugs, Shirvan Carpet Runners
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
These beautiful antique Shirvan rugs and runners have been woven in the mountainous region of Caucasus and dates from the second half of the 19th century. The floral rug displays an ...
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Early Victorian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Wool, Organic Material

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

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton

Antique Turkish Rug, Pastel Wool Rust Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The bold geometric print and subtle pastel colors are woven into this hand knotted wool area rug work together creating a truly beautiful look. This antique Turkish rug features an a...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Rustic Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Contemporary Oriental Rug Damask Modern Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet oriental rug has an inherently sophisticated quality, from adding texture to monochromatic interiors to keeping the overall design scheme controlled instead of w...
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1990s Nepalese Organic Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Cotton, Organic Material, Wool

Handmade Carpet Runner Traditional Zeigler style Sultanabad Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This modern Ziegler runner rug features a traditional Sultanabad design. Woven on a loom in Afghanistan by master weavers. Woven with the finest hand-spun wool, which has been dyed u...
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1990s Afghan Sultanabad Central Asian Rugs

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Cotton, Organic Material, Wool

Handmade Carpet Oriental Wool Area Rug, Traditional Vintage Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Traditional medallions have been woven through the centre of this handwoven area rug constructed in 1960 with an elegant color palette of orange and blue. The elegant contrast in col...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Rustic Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

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

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Wool, Wool, Organic Material

19th Century Persian Sultanabad Red Botanical Handmade Carpet
Located in New York, NY
19th century Persian Sultanabad red botanical handmade carpet Size: 12'0" × 17'2" (365 × 523 cm) Antique Persian rugs are undoubtedly a royalty of decor. Famed for their exquisite ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

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Handmade Carpet For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the handmade carpet you’re looking for. Each handmade carpet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. If you’re shopping for a handmade carpet, we have 2652 options in-stock, while there are 776 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer handmade carpet, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right handmade carpet, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one handmade carpet that is appealing in its simplicity, but Rug & Kilim, Orley Shabahang and iota produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Handmade Carpet?

Prices for a handmade carpet start at $142 and top out at $825,000 with the average selling for $4,682.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.