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Mid-Century Modern Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
Monotone Turkish Shag rug.
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20th Century Turkish Organic Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Large Mid-Century Modern Abstract Shag Rug
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique midcentury rug really ties the room together, or functions as a unique piece of vintage wall art. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern North and South American Rugs

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Style Abstract Shag Rug
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern style abstract shag rug. Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern shag rug. Estimated 1970s. It is not made from wool, but rather polypropylene. It features a be...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Polystyrene

Eye Popping Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Plush Shag Rug
By Ege Rya
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sensational Scandinavian fire pattern shag rug by Ege Rya having a wonderful abstract design in a glorious blend of orange, yellow and deep burgundy.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Danish Rya Mid-Century Shag Rug
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Danish Rya Mid-Century Shag Rug. Mid-Century Modern / Scandinavian Modern
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Mid-Century Modern Berber Moroccan Sunshine Yellow Rug, Moroccan Shag Accent Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
74529 Mid-Century Modern Berber Moroccan Sunshine Yellow Rug, Moroccan Shag Accent Rug 03'05 x 05'06. Bursting with sunshine and colors of summer, this hand-knotted wool vintage Moro...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Black & Orange Rya Wool Shag Area Rug Carpet, 1970s, England
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vibrant, orange and black, rya wool, shag rug, by Three Danes, made in England, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 76" L x 55...
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Red Orange Rectangular Danish Rya Shag Area Rug, 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vibrant, Danish, rectangular Rya area rug or carpet, with a red and orange pattern, circa the 1960s. In very good condition. The dimensions are 72" (2') L...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Orange Mid-20th Century Century Modern Orange Vintage Turkish Shag
Located in New York, NY
A Turkish Konya shag rug featuring an intense orange color, circa mid-20th century. Measures: 3'4" x 4'3".
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Bohemian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Tulu Shag Gray and Ivory Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
Turkish Tulu rug in grey and ivory with chevron design.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Danish Rya Style Huge Biomorphic Shag Wool Rug, circa 1970s
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and outstanding massive Mid-Century Modern Danish Rya style biomorphic blue green shag wool rug, circa 1970s Measures: 10'4" x 23'4". Good original vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Rust Brown Cream Rectangular Danish Rya Shag Area Rug, 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vibrant, Danish, rectangular Rya area rug or carpet, with a rust, brown and cream pattern, circa 1960s. In very good condition. The dimensions are 72" (6'...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Powder Blue Abstract Vintage Turkish Tulu Mid-20th Century Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Turkish Tulu Shag rug. Powder blue field, ivory, black, aqua blue accents. Measures: 4'11" x 7'.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Danish Modern Large Gigantic Wool Shag Rug
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a very large vintage Mid-Century Modern shag rug. This one-of-a-kind rug is 18' long and about 13.5' wide and inches thick! Features heavy wool in an abstract design. In g...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Large Orange Rectangular Rya Wool Shag Area Rug Carpet, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulously groovy, orange patterned rya wool, shag rug, circa 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 71" W x 117" L.        
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Vintage 1970s North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Mid-Century Modern Style, Shag Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20257, vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Mid-Century Modern style, Shag Runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner features an all-over diamond lozenge pattern a...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Large Green Whimsical Turkish Vintage Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
Turkish pile shag rug with an all-over box motif on a green abrashed field. Each box has its own character and charm giving it a mature and masculine feel to the entire rug. Some of ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Shag Rug by Creative Accents
Located in New York, NY
Groovy shag rug by Creative accents, circa 1970s in nylon yarn. The rug has a orange / pink center panel, bordered by a cream edge, which is bordered by a dark blue outer edge. The r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern North and South American Rugs

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Nylon

Handmade Persian Nomadic Square Shag Rug in Red
Located in New York, NY
A handmade Persian Gabbeh square scatter rug with a crimson red field boldly dating 1367, (circa 1950). This tribal rug hand knotted by the nomadic Qashqai group of Persia were decad...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Square Persian Shag Rug in Green and Ivory
Located in New York, NY
Modern Persian square rug with an all-over chevron motif in greens and ivory. Made with recycled wool derived from 20th century Turkish rugs. Measures: 12'2" x 12'5".
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Square Persian Shag Rug in Ivory Pale Blue
Located in New York, NY
Modern Persian square rug with an all-over chevron motif in ivory and pale green blues. Made with recycled wool derived from 20th century Turkish rugs. Measures: 9'7'' x 10'3''.
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Edward Fields Abstract Sculpted Shag Rug, 1974
By Edward Fields
Located in South Bend, IN
A unique and exceptional sculpted shag rug made by Edward Fields in 1974. The rug has a very thick and plush wool pile, with an orange field and black geometric design. The original ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Swedish Vintage Ege Rya Rug, Danish Design Shag Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
77046 Scandinavian Modern Swedish Vintage Ege Rya Rug, Danish Design Shag Tapestry. With it's abstract lunar pattern and warm earthy colors, this hand-knotted wool vintage Swedish Eg...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Swedish Vintage Ege Rya Shag Rug, Danish Design Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
77255 Scandinavian Modern style Vintage Ege Rya rug, Danish design Shag Tapestry. With its bold lunar pattern and warm colors, this hand knotted wool vintage Swedish Ege Rya rug is r...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Modern Design Shag Tufted Rug in Burnt Orange, Brown and Green Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Modern Design rug with Shag Pile in burnt orange, brown and green tones. This particular vintage rug features a beautiful blended modern design, inspired by nature in conjun...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Lime Green Red Accent Vintage Turkish Hand Knotted 20th Century Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
A sweet decorative Turkish shag rug from the mid-20th century. Measures: 3'2" x 4'4".
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
80617 new contemporary Moroccan shag hallway runner with Mid-Century Modern Style 02'07 x 12'11. With its subtle graphic appeal and warm warm earth-tones, this hand knotted wool cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style and Danish Design
Located in Dallas, TX
77043, vintage Swedish Rya Shag rug with Scandinavian modern style and Danish design. This vintage Swedish Rya Shag rug with Scandinavian modern style is rich in texture and will add...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Handmade Sunflower Rya Shag Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Put some sunshine on the floor! You can't help but smile when you see this bright and cheerful rug, yet the colors are just subdued enough not to jump out at you. Hand-hooked of wool...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Yarn

Contemporary Handmade Turkish Shag Large Room Size Rug in Rust
Located in New York, NY
A modern Turkish Tulu large room size rug with a low shaggy pile handmade during the 21st century. The geometric "Mayan Pyramid" design of stepped arches have been used in Turkish fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style with Pop of Color
By Ege Rya
Located in Dallas, TX
77042 vintage Swedish Rya shag rug with Scandinavian Modern style with pop of color. This vintage Swedish Rya shag rug with Scandinavian Modern style is rich in texture and will add ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Sherbert Gray 20th Century Turkish Bohemian Shag Runner
Located in New York, NY
2 tone one of a kind handmade mid-20th century Turkish Runner in gray and orange sherbert tones. A boho treat. Probably best for an empty narrow hallway that needs a new soul Meas...
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Handmade Turkish Folk Shag Rug In Chartreuse Green and Ivory
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Tulu Folk rug handmade during the mid-20th century with vertical wavy stripes in chartreuse green and old ivory and with a plush and shaggy texture. Refer to all u...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Handmade Turkish Tulu Shag Large Room Size Rug in Rust Red
Located in New York, NY
A modern Turkish Tulu large room size rug with a low shaggy pile handmade during the 21st century. The geometric "Mayan Pyramid" design of stepped arches have been used in Turkish fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Small Vintage Scandinavian Shag Rya Rug. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in
Located in New York, NY
Small vintage Swedish Scandinavian Shag Rya rug, country of origin: Scandinavia, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in (1.37 m x 1.96 m) Scandinavians have a le...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Pink High Pile Pop Art Danish Rya Shag Rug by Lyng Taepper, 1970s
By Lyng Taepper
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Danish rya rug. Producer Lyng Taepper, Denmark,  1960s. This fantastic rug was produced by Lyng Taepper in the 1970s in Denmark. This rug is a great example of 1970s pop ar...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Stunning Large Shag Pile Rug Depicting Houses in the Style of L.S Lowry
By L. S. Lowry
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely brand new Shag Pile run depicting L.S Lowry style houses A very comfortable and thick rug, extremely well made and clearly Lowry in...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Solid Red Beni Mrirt Moroccan Rug, Berber Shag Rug with Abstract Style
By Beni Mrirt, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20951, vintage solid red Beni Mrirt Moroccan rug, Berber Shag rug with abstract style. Featuring a luminous fiery glow, rich waves of abrash, and luxury underfoot, this hand knotted ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Shag Rug. Size: 5 ft 5 in x 8 ft (1.65 m x 2.44 m)
Located in New York, NY
Moroccan Shag Rug, Morocco, 21st Century. Size: 5 ft 5 in x 8 ft (1.65 m x 2.44 m)  
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and N...

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Scandinavian Rya Shag Rug. Size: 8 ft 2 in x 11 ft 4 in
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Scandinavian vintage Swedish Rya Shag rug, country of origin: Sweden, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 8 ft 2 in x 11 ft 4 in (2.49 m x 3.45 m).
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

Colorful Vintage Moroccan Berber Shag Rug. Size: 4 ft 8 in x 8 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and colorful Vintage Moroccan Berber Shag rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Moroccan Rugs, Circa Date: Third Quarter of The 20th century. Size: 4 ft 8 in x 8 ft 3 in (1.42...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Azilal Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20136 Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner with Postmodern Memphis Style, Shag Hallway Runner 04'06 x 10'04. This hand-knotted wool vintage Moroccan Azilal rug runner features a royal blue...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug. Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 4 in (1.52 m x 1.93 m)
Located in New York, NY
Colorful and funky vintage Swedish Rya Shag rug, Country of origin: Sweden, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 4 in (1.52 m x 1.93 m) This colorful Swedish rya shag rug ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner with Modern Tribal Style, Shag Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
20049 Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner with Modern Tribal Style 03'11 x 12'05. This Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner with Modern Tribal Style features an all over geometric pattern of sy...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Ivory Shag Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug. Size: 6 ft 3 in x 12 ft 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Breathtaking Diamond Geometric Vintage Ivory Shag Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century. Size: 6 ft 3 in x 12 ft 2 in (1.9 m...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner with Post-Modern and Tribal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
74811 Vintage Berber Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner with Post-Modern and Tribal Style. with its bold colors and graphic appeal, this hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner be...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Shag Ivory Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug. Size: 4 ft 10 in x 11 ft 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent Shag Ivory Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century. Size: 4 ft 10 in x 11 ft 2 in (1.47 m x 3.4 m) This f...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Brown and Cream Vintage Shag Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug. Size: 5 ft x 10 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent And Primitive Brown Cream Vintage Shag Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century. Size: 5 ft x 10 ft 9 in (1.52 m x ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Red Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20168 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Red Shag Hallway Runner. This hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner is composed of a variety of diamonds and triang...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Tribal Style Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner, Berber Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
74778 Tribal Style Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner, Berber Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner 03'06 x 07'02. Vivacious shades of the colors woven into this vintage Moroccan Azilal rug toget...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Retro Orange Shag Rug
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a midcentury orange shag rug with a groovy design. In good condition, shows some age wear. It is not signed.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

"Rya" Desso Shag Rug, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Mid-Century "Rya" Desso shag rug.   
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Vintage Turkish Shag Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
73982 Vintage Turkish Shag Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish rug features a solid plane of angora wool rendered in variegated shades of turquo...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Angora

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Red Rya Shag Rug
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage midcentury Rya rug featuring a cool line design with warm hues. It is in good condition for its age with some age wear and small stains. Needs to be professional...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Tulu Shag Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51172, vintage Turkish Tulu Shag rug with Mid-Century Modern style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Tulu rug features an all-over checkerboard pattern composed of alternating ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Style Geometric Off-White Shag Rug
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern style off-white room size rug with a geometric pattern design. This piece is quite thick, approximate 1.5". In good condition, no stains. It is un-sig...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Polyester

Danish Mid-Century Blue Shag Rug
Located in Pasadena, CA
The pile is dense and is a mixture of light blue, dark blue and white. The fibers are very soft.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Mark Rothko Inspired Shag Rya Rug
By Ege Rya
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Mark Rothko inspired Shag Rya rug. Very large and fun room sized rug.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Danish Modern Rya Shag Rug
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous midcentury Danish modern Rya Shag rug. The rug has a unique abstract geometric design, with vivid colors in red, orange, and yellow. It has a thick wool pile and is in ver...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Danish Modern Rya Shag Rug
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous midcentury Danish modern rya shag rug. The rug has a unique abstract design, with vivid colors in red, orange, and yellow. It has a thick wool pile and is in very good vin...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid Century Modern Shag Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century modern shag rugs available for sale. Each of these unique mid century modern shag rugs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and nylon. There are 49 antique and vintage mid century modern shag rugs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of mid century modern shag rugs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century modern shag rugs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern mid century modern shag rugs are of considerable interest. Berber Tribes of Morocco, Beni Mrirt and Ege Rya each produced beautiful mid century modern shag rugs that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Shag Rugs?

Prices for mid century modern shag rugs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century modern shag rugs begin at $375 and can go as high as $23,250, while the average can fetch as much as $2,100.

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.