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Modern Abstract Wool and Silk Handmade Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary handmade wool and silk rug with a tan field. This rug has accents of blue, gray, and Ivory in a gorgeous all-over abstract design. This rug measures: 10' x ...
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2010s Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Modern Abstract Wool and Silk Handmade Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary handmade wool and silk rug with a blue field. This rug has accents of red, gray, and peach in a gorgeous all-over abstract design. This rug measures: 10'1" ...
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2010s Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Blue Modern Abstract Wool and Silk Handmade Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary handmade wool and silk rug with a tan field. This rug has accents of brown, gray, and Ivory in a gorgeous all-over abstract design. This rug measures: 10' x...
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2010s Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Orange Modern Abstract Handmade Wool and Silk Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern abstract handmade wool and silk rug with a color field of orange, marron, and goldenrod in a gorgeous all-over Abstract Art design. This rug is inspired by the famou...
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2010s Indian Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Large Modern Abstract Wool and Silk Handmade Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary handmade wool and silk rug with a brown field. This rug has accents of purple, gray, and ivory in a gorgeous all-over abstract design. This rug measures: 11...
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2010s Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Gold, Handmade Wool Silk, Symfonia
Located in New York , NY
Sumptuous and lustrous silk rows and highland Tibetan wool rug across a shear to perfection pile. Alternating rows of loop and perfectly sheared low pile create depth and rich textur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Rug Multicolored Colorful, Handmade Silk, Wool "Journey"
Located in New York , NY
Born out of a hills and valleys, flow of water, shapes and rocks, Journey recalls the art of Curvism by showing illustrated continuous lines layered in warm and cool colors, resultin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Modern Beige and Gray Handmade Abstract Wool and Silk Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern hand-knotted wool and silk runner with beige, gray, ivory, and orange field. This Modern runner has a gorgeous all-over abstract design. This rug measures: 2' 6" ...
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2010s Pakistani Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Modern Orange and Gray Handmade Abstract Wool and Silk Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern hand-knotted wool and silk runner with orange, gray, and Ivory field. This Modern runner has a gorgeous all-over abstract design. This rug measures: 2' 6" x 12'2"...
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2010s Pakistani Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Area Rug Abstract Contemporary Ivory, Handmade of Silk, Wool "Poet"
Located in New York , NY
Rug Art abstract Contemporary collection brings the avant-garde art in your footsteps. Known for her alluring style, Creative Director Sigal Sasson brings old world craftsmanship wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Red Taupe, Handmade Silk Wool "Fragment"
Located in New York , NY
Astoundingly beautiful unified shapes inspired by sacred geometric design adorn this finely crafted Tibetan rug. The distinctive pattern combined with lustrous silk and fine wool cre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Colorful Area Rug, Handmade of Wool Silk, "Kesaria"
Located in New York , NY
This contemporary rug design is interpreted in lustrous silk beautifully contrasting with the soft Himalayan wool, using hand-knotting techniques. handcut-pile provides three-dimensi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Doris Lesie Blau Collection Abstract Warm Beige and Brown Handmade Silk Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Lesie Blau collection abstract warm beige and brown handmade silk rug Size: 10'1" x 15'2" (307 x 462 cm) This contemporary silk rug is more than just a floor covering. Handwo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Taupe Gold, Handmade Silk & Wool, "Brilliance"
Located in New York , NY
The luxurious feel of Brilliance rug is imagined in Classic subtle colors, hand knotted in luxurious yarns in Nepal. It’s unique old mood is illustrated in an inviting composition th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Blues, Handmade of Silk, Wool, "Serpent"
Located in New York , NY
The striking look and feel of reptile’s skin has always been used as an inspiration for many artists then and now and this new skin is in. Serpent rug reflects the designer’s sophist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Blues, Handmade of Silk, Wool, "Serpent"
Located in New York , NY
The striking look and feel of reptile’s skin has always been used as an inspiration for many artists then and now and this new skin is in. Serpent rug reflects the designer’s sophist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Red, Handmade of Silk, Wool, "Serpent"
Located in New York , NY
The striking look and feel of reptile’s skin has always been used as an inspiration for many artists then and now and this new skin is in. Serpent rug reflects the designer’s sophist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Geometric Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Red, Handmade Wool, Silk, "Gypsy"
Located in New York , NY
Astoundingly beautiful unified shapes inspired by sacred geometric design adorn this finely crafted Tibetan rug. The distinctive pattern combined with lustrous silk and fine wool cre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug Taupe Orange, Handmade Silk Wool, "Shadow Rust"
Located in New York , NY
Unique in design and thought, our artist/designer edtched an abstract play of light and shadow on a beautifully sheared rich wool pile. The inspiration is artistically rendered as a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Blue, Handmade Pashmina Silk Wool, Blue Mood
Located in New York , NY
Playing with ambient blues and water lead the designer to an entirely new heights of artistic expression. A painting turned into a stunning piece resembling liquid art, blue mood rug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Other

Indian Made Handmade Contemporary Abstract Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
With their freeform motifs and sophisticated color play, the rugs in the Abstract collection imbue a room with a fresh, dynamic spirit. This collection was handcrafted, in India, usi...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Indian Made Handmade Contemporary Abstract Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
With their freeform motifs and sophisticated color play, the rugs in the Abstract collection imbue a room with a fresh, dynamic spirit. This collection was handcrafted, in India, usi...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Indian Made Handmade Contemporary Abstract Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
With their freeform motifs and sophisticated color play, the rugs in the Abstract collection imbue a room with a fresh, dynamic spirit. This collection was handcrafted, in India, usi...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Brown, Handmade Hemp Wool Silk, Cosmo
Located in New York , NY
Born out of passion for design, aged flowing veins and granular-like structure similar to natural stone and earth carrying dust, Cosmo is deeply saturated with unique texture and vis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk, Hemp

Indian Made Handmade Contemporary Abstract Area Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
With their freeform motifs and sophisticated color play, the rugs in the Abstract collection imbue a room with a fresh, dynamic spirit. This collection was handcrafted, in India, usi...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Browns Handmade of Silk and Wool, "Opium"
Located in New York , NY
Our Creative Director’s artistic skills blend two crafts: scientifically portraying plants by painting them in watercolor and create a spectacular fine art composition, turning them ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug, White and Blue, Handmade of Silk Wool, "Shadow"
Located in New York , NY
Unique in design and thought, our artist/designer edtched an abstract play of light and shadow on a beautifully sheared rich wool pile. The inspiration is artistically rendered as a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Taupe and Gold, Handmade of Wool Silk, "Kesaria"
Located in New York , NY
This contemporary rug design is interpreted in lustrous silk beautifully contrasting with the soft Himalayan wool, using hand knotting techniques. Hand cut-pile provides three-dimens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Rug Green Gold Purple Black Handmade of Silk Wool "Spark"
Located in New York , NY
Vivid colors reflect the idea of being in a beautiful garden any time of the year. Hand carded bamboo silk and high-quality Himalayan wool coupled with abstract flower garden design,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Runner Rug in Brown Gold Contemporary, Handmade of Silk Wool, "Boogi"
Located in New York , NY
The designer cleverly captures the casual get-down style of the 50’ when loose dance and body movement was the thing. Contemporary and Minimalist in design yet it demands playful act...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Taupe, Handmade of Silk and Wool, "Zaza"
Located in New York , NY
An intriguing rug design drawn from a love story and inspired by Venus flower basket, a glass sea sponge specimen living in the sea. Subtle color palette of oversize circular motifs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Blue Brown, Handmade of Silk, Wool, "Sparse"
Located in New York , NY
When sumptuous texture comes out to play. Drawing inspiration from styles of the past Sparse is hand knotted in Nepal. It’s depth and rich texture are a result of blending materia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Beige Gray, Handmade of Silk, Wool, "Arte"
Located in New York , NY
Graceful and ethereal, this very aesthetic carpet adds a sense of history with it’s scaled up design and blurred geometric pattern resembling Ikat cloth. A beautiful transitional pat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Area Rug Brown & Mint Abstract Contemporary, Handmade of Silk and Wool, "Wizard"
Located in New York , NY
This is an extraordinary of exquisitely crafted and beautifully designed carpets. Rug Art Abstract Contemporary collection brings the avant garde art at your foot steps. Known for he...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Taupe, Handmade of Silk and Wool "Bohemia"
Located in New York , NY
It takes a single glance to appreciate such unique work of art. Our Limited Edition rugs are exclusive and originated by designer/artist Sigal Sasson, who wanted to create pieces tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Rug in Golds Taupe, Handmade of Silk / Wool, 200K "Bronze"
Located in New York , NY
Palette of warm hues maintain the beauty and sophistication of this cosmic inspired rug. The designer put a spin on space inspired patterns through an impactful translation with the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Purple White, Handmade of Silk, Wool, "Stars"
Located in New York , NY
Rug Art introduces The Shape collection, a series of dynamic geometric designs of unified shapes and movements. Each single rug is crafted by hand with the finest tailoring tradition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Blue, Handmade of Silk Pashmina Wool, "Crush"
Located in New York , NY
As a young girl the visionary designer adorned flowers and loved to crush and preserve them between pages of a book. Reminiscent of a crushed flower in luminous blues inspired by Mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Beige Brown, Handmade of Wool Silk, "Roar"
Located in New York , NY
Every room needs some exotic drama and Roar rug expresses Sigal’s evocative take on animal motif blown up in a smooth wave-like motion. The rug’s modern tribal details are meticulous...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Ivory Handmade of Silk and Wool "Pieces"
Located in New York , NY
Experiencing the designer’s deep love to nature, she brings a whole new modern spin underfoot. Inspired by a Pin Cushion “protea” flower whose heads resemble pins, this rug design ev...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Blue Handmade of Silk and Wool "Arctic"
Located in New York , NY
Inspired by the ice caps Arctic is a perfect reflection of Ambience, consisting dreamy colors of icy blue in an organic texture that evoke a sense of tranquillity and calm. Beautiful...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Ivory, Handmade of Silk Wool Pashmina, "Blaze"
Located in New York , NY
Winter dreamy blues never looked so appealing. A study of blue, green and gold hues blaze across a beautifully variegated cloud pattern, where colors are carefully mixed into one ano...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Other

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Blue, Handmade Pashmina Silk and Wool "Blue Mood"
Located in New York , NY
Playing with ambient blues and water lead the designer to an entirely new heights of artistic expression. A painting turned into a stunning piece resembling liquid art, blue mood rug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Other

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Brown, Handmade of Bamboo Silk, "Concrete"
Located in New York , NY
The designer draws inspiration from the compact and strong material made of broken stones, gravel and sand. Shoots of silk made from bamboo yarn in glowing neutrals and tobacco brown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Bamboo

Contemporary Abstract Rug in Blues Brown Grey, Handmade of Silk and Wool "Bryce"
Located in New York , NY
During her extensive travel Sigal was inspired by the hoodoos of southern Utah, exquisite columns of rock formed by wind, rain and time in Bryce Canyon. The high cut-pile ridges in s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Beige Brown,8'x10' Handmade of Wool Silk, "Roar"
Located in New York , NY
Every room needs some exotic drama and Roar rug expresses Sigal’s evocative take on animal motif blown up in a smooth wave-like motion. The rug’s modern tribal details are meticulous...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Contemporary Area Rug Abstract in Taupe Grey, Handmade of Silk and Wool, "Crete"
Located in New York , NY
Real luxe real modern. Visually Low key handmade rug in a mixed material of Tibetan wool and silk, beautifully sculpted pile that brings midcentury vibes while letting the little sil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Contemporary Abstract Area Rug in Blue and Yellow, Handmade of Wool Silk, "Loop"
Located in New York , NY
Lisbon, the oldest city in Western Europe is an inspiration to many from its famous Azulejos tiles to vibrant mix of forward thinking art and design, but the designer did not stop th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Purple Grey, Handmade of Silk and Wool "Alps"
Located in New York , NY
Using her Latin travel inspirations to expand her abstract rug collection, Creative Director Sigal Sasson is a story teller. Admiring the background of ancient walls she had seen eve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Grey Blue, Handmade of Bamboo Silk, "Concrete"
Located in New York , NY
The designer draws inspiration from the compact and strong material made of broken stones, gravel and sand. Shoots of silk made from bamboo yarn in glowing neutrals and tobacco brown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Bamboo

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug Grey Blue, 8'x10' Handmade Bamboo Silk, Concrete
Located in New York , NY
The designer draws inspiration from the compact and strong material made of broken stones, grave and sand. Shoots of silk made from bamboo yarn in glowing grey hue, creating a calm y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Bamboo

Abstract Contemporary Area Rug in Gold Black, Handmade of Wool, Silk, "Escape"
Located in New York , NY
Escape is deeply saturated with unique texture and visual appeal. Constructed of fine Himalayan wool, silk, Matka and hemp tightly hand knotted into an utterly gorgeous piece.
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Abstract Design Handmade Blue and Gray Silk and Wool Rug
Located in MADRID, ES
Contemporary rug made by hand in silk and wool. - Rug belonging to the Abstract collection. - Modern design using a series of asymmetric spots in various shades. - Being handcraft...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Abstract 'Digital Age' Handmade Wool and Silk Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection abstract 'Digital Age' handmade wool and silk rug in grey, brown, and black, Size: 11'10" x 15'3" (361 x 465 cm) Abstraction is one of the most revolut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern More Carpets

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Silk, Wool

Contemporary Abstract Handmade Brown and Grey Colors Silk and Wool Rug
Located in MADRID, ES
Contemporary rug belonging to the abstract collection. - Elaborated by hand in 100% silk and wool. - Its tonalities are not uniform with what this type of rugs are very functional ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Green Modern Rug, Abstract Design, Handmade Concept in Silk and Wool
Located in MADRID, ES
Piece of the 2017 collection "abstract modern carpets" from the firm Zigler, drawings drawn from small designs of ethnic carpets, disrupting the design to make a modern ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Handmade Silk and Wool Rug
Located in MADRID, ES
Contemporary rug belonging to the abstract collection. - Elaborated by hand in silk and wool in the Craft workshops that the Zigler firm has in Pakistan. - Its not tonalities unifo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Abstract Handmade Red Silk and Wool Rug
Located in MADRID, ES
Contemporary rug belonging to the abstract collection. - Elaborated by hand in silk and wool in the Craft workshops that the firm Zigler has in India. - Its tonalities are not unif...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Abstract Blue and Gray Silk and Wool Handmade Rug
Located in MADRID, ES
Rug belonging to the abstract collection. - Unstructuring the drawing of a Persian rug, elaborated in silk in turquoise and beige blue tones in various intensity ranges. - To be el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Handmade Contemporary Rug, Silk and Wool over Abstract Design
Located in MADRID, ES
Contemporary rug made by hand in silk and wool. - Rug belonging to the abstract collection. - Design of arabesques made of silk in beige and gray tones in various intensity ranges....
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

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Modern Abstract Handmade Rug Silk For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic modern abstract handmade rug silk available at 1stDibs. Each modern abstract handmade rug silk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and silk. Each modern abstract handmade rug silk bearing Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Modern Abstract Handmade Rug Silk?

Prices for a modern abstract handmade rug silk start at $1,249 and top out at $17,500 with the average selling for $7,063.

A Close Look at Modern Furniture

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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.