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Midcentury Flat-Weave Handmade Orange Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage flat-weave handmade wool rug with an orange field. This Kilim rug has a multi-color accent in a gorgeous geometric abstract stripe design. This rug measures: 9'8...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Floral Oushak Rug Beige Brown Orange Vintage Turkish Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
A vintage midcentury Oushak rug, this piece hails from a period circa 1950-1960 in Turkey, hand knotted in wool in beige with a complementary color palette of orange, blue, and green...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Rug in Green and Orange
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand rug in green and orange Size: 4'3" × 8'6" (129 × 259 cm) Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia translated as “Stone Fort”, is home to m...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Rug in Brown, Orange, Purple
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand rug in brown, orange, purple Size: 4'9" × 8'8" (144 × 264 cm) Samarkand rugs have been produced since at least the 17th century. Nowadays contemporary Samarkan...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Oushak Beige and Orange Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Oushak rug enjoys a warm, inviting colorway complementing a very mild, natural wear in the field. The ra...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Malatya Geometric Orange Multi-Color Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury wool Kilim hails from the city of Malatya, one of our collection’s uncommon but welcomed rarities from East...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1950s Midcentury Rug Orange Yellow Vintage All-Over Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1950-1960, this vintage rug is a Mid-Century Modern rug style joining our midcentury Pasha Collection, a line celebrating the vinta...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Flat-Weave, Geometric Beige, Pink, and Orange Persian Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool with midcentury origins circa 1950-1960, this vintage 4’10 x 9’11 Northwest Persian Kilim rug features all-over geometric tribal patterns in red, green, orange, pin...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Mut Red-Orange Wool Tribal Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Flat-woven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Mut Kilim rug presents a lively tribal array of red, orange, green, yellow and blue hues in the colorway h...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1950s Vintage Midcentury Gabbeh Rug Silver-Gray Orange Medallion Persian Floral
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Persian rug enjoys one of the most distinct colorways among this Classic lineage, identified as a vintage ...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Islamic Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Mut Geometric Green Orange Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury 6’ x 10’ wool Kilim hails from the town of Mut near the Mediterranean, a very diverse and nomadic locale fo...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Mut Red-Orange Wool Tribal Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
flat-woven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Mut Kilim rug presents a lively tribal array of red, orange, green, yellow and blue hues in the colorway h...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Tulu Transitional Orange and Black Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey in the 1950s, this vintage midcentury wool rug features a distinguished Tulu checkerboard design with its own rare colorways. Hand knotted in high quality, lu...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Shirvan Vintage Rug Azerbeijan Blue Beige Orange Purple Midcentury
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Beautiful semi antique Shirvan vintage rug Azerbeijan 6.9 x 4.1 ft / 204 x 123 cm Bohemian carpet blue beige orange purple midcentury • Beautiful vintage rug 1950s midcentury • A...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Persian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Red, Burgundy and Orange Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish red, burgundy and orange handmade wool rug Size: 10'0" × 11'0" (304 × 335 cm) A vintage Swedish flat-weave rug designed by Alice Lund, (1900-1992). An abstract a...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug in Beige, Red and Orange
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand handmade wool rug in beige, red and orange Size: 6'3" × 12'4" (190 × 375 cm). Samarkand is a weaving center that sports some of the most iconic and sought-afte...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Turkish Rug in Beige, Blue, Brown, Green, and Orange
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Turkish rug in beige, blue, brown, green, and orange Size: 12'2" × 15'0" (370 × 457 cm) This vintage Turkish rug shows the artistic sublimity and technical finesse of Tu...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1960s Midcentury Vintage Distressed Rug Beige Brown Orange Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool rug is the latest to join our Midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidiscip...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1950s Vintage Midcentury Kirsehir Rug Transitional Red Orange Mihrab Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Persia between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Kirsehir rug enjoys one of the more distinct approaches to the venerated Mihrab pattern we’ve ...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Islamic Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Antalya Geometric Orange and Blue Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Flat-woven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury wool Kilim hails from the city of Antalya, enjoying a rare muted approach to tribal colorway with a comple...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Brown, Orange and Blue Pile Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish brown, orange and blue pile rug Size: 4'9" × 6'10" (144 × 208 cm) Since the mid-20th century Scandinavian design has been one of the most desirable and widely so...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug in Sandy Beige, Orange and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand handmade wool rug in sandy beige, orange and brown Size: 3'9" × 6'3" (114 × 190 cm) Although its name translates harshly as “stone fort”, Samarkand is a weavin...
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Mid-20th Century East Turkestani Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Tribal Moroccan Orange, Beige and Blue Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury tribal Moroccan orange, beige and blue handmade wool rug Size: 6'10" × 8'7" (208 × 261 cm) Moroccan rugs enjoy worldwide popularity due to their ethnic charm and deep sy...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Turkish Oushak Handmade Wool Rug in Green, Orange and Pink
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Turkish Oushak handmade wool rug (size adjusted) in green, orange and pink Size: 10'2" × 10'3" (309 × 312 cm). Antique oriental carpets from Oushak have been represented...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Indian Dhurrie Blue, White and Orange Flat-Weave Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Indian Dhurrie blue, white and orange flat-weave cotton rug. Size: 12'3" × 14'8" (373 × 447 cm) A mid-20th century vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. This hand knotted flat-wea...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Vintage Midcentury Sarkisla Diamond Red Blue and Orange Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury wool Kilim hails from the town of Sarkisla (Sarkisla) in the Sivas province, a widely regarded local of acc...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1960s Midcentury Vintage Distressed Rug Orange Red and Blue Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool rug is the latest to join our midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidiscip...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1960s Midcentury Vintage Art Deco Rug, Brown Orange Geometric Distressed Wool
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool rug is the latest to join our midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidiscip...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Afyon Diamond Orange Black and Blue Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Flat-woven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury tribal Kilim hails from the province of Afyon, celebrating a very idyllic but lively approach to tribal co...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury French Art Deco Beige, Black and Orange Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Art Deco beige, black and orange wool rug Size: 4'7" × 7'0" (139 × 213 cm). Art Deco rugs combine ancient weaving craft with rather contemporary aesthetics, incor...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Art Deco Black, Brown, Gold and Orange Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Art Deco black, brown, gold and orange wool rug. Size: 9'5" × 10'5" (287 × 317 cm). This vintage rug was made somewhere in Europe, circa 1948. Its design combines orient...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Rug in Beige, Brown, Green, Orange and Purple
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand rug in beige, brown, green, orange and purple Size: 4'5" × 9'0" (134 × 274 cm) Samarkand (translated as “Stone Fort”) is a weaving center that issued some of t...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug in Beige, Brown and Orange
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand handmade wool rug in beige, brown and orange Size: 4'6" × 9'2" (137 × 279 cm) Samarkand rugs have an unusual warmth to them that manages even the most barren l...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury French Art Deco Orange & Red Handwoven Wool Rug by Paule Leleu
By Paule Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Art Deco orange and red handwoven wool rug by Paule Leleu Size: 9'10" × 14'9" (299 × 449 cm) What makes Art Deco rugs so special in the eyes of art collectors and...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Navy Blue, Red and Orange Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand navy blue, red and orange handmade wool rug Size: 4'8" × 8'4" (142 × 254 cm) This beautiful vintage rug is a Classic example of the exceptional Samarkand artis...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Moroccan Tribal Red and Orange Handmade Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Moroccan tribal red and orange handmade rug Size: 5'7" x 14'10" (170 x 452 cm) A Moroccan rug with a complex all-over vintage rug design of a zigzags, diamonds, and tria...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury William Morris Style Yellow, Orange and Green Wool Rug
By William Morris (English)
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury William Morris style yellow, orange and green wool rug Size: 12'7" × 14'1" (383 × 429 cm). A second quarter of the 20th century English carpet in the style of William Mo...
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Mid-20th Century English Arts and Crafts Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug in Beige, Brown and Orange
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand handmade wool rug in beige, brown and orange Size: 6'2" × 12'0" (187 × 365 cm) This beautiful vintage rug is a Classic example of the exceptional Samarkand art...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Chinese Purple and Orange Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Chinese purple and orange handmade wool rug Size: 9'0" × 11'10" (274 × 360 cm) A mid-20th century vintage Chinese Art Deco rugs. Woven circa 1940, this oriental carpet w...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Sarkisla Diamond Red Blue and Orange Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury wool Kilim hails from the town of Sarkisla (Sarkisla) in the Sivas province, a widely regarded local of acc...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Blue, Brown, Orange and Purple Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand blue, brown, orange and purple handmade wool rug Size: 5'10" × 11'3" (177 × 342 cm) The ancient city of Samarkand is located at the former silk road which had ...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Rug in Green, Beige, Orange and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish rug in green, beige, orange and brown Size: 8'7" × 11'2" (261 × 340 cm). This stunning vintage Scandinavian rug was woven in the mid-20th century, circa 1940. Co...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Rug in Yellow, Orange, Brown and Green
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish flat-weave rug in yellow, orange, brown and green Size: 5'5" × 8'5" (165 × 256 cm). A mid-20th century Scandinavian carpet with an overall linear stair pattern w...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Turkish Kilim Handwoven Wool Rug in Blue, Red, Orange and Beige
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Turkish Kilim handwoven wool rug in blue, red, orange and beige Size: 11'0" × 15'10" (335 × 482 cm). This antique Turkish Kilim carries a Traditional Design of Göz, the ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Turkish Oushak Handwoven Wool Rug in Pink, Purple, Orange and Blue
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Turkish Oushak handwoven wool rug in pink, purple, orange and blue Size: 5'4" x 8'2" (162 × 248 cm) Oushak rugs are traditionally classified as Anatolian, meaning that t...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Vintage Midcentury Kilim Rug in Gold Rust Orange All-Over Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave originating from Turkey circa 1950-1960, this vintage Kilim rug enjoys an uncommon play of rare colors, namely the prevailing gold and rust orange hues...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1960s Vintage Art Deco Rug, Midcentury Beige Orange and Blue Distressed Wool
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool rug is the latest to join our midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidiscip...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Geometric Diamond Red Orange and Blue Wool Kilim Runner Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage wool kilim runner enjoys a distinguished, textural high-low approach to flat weaving, beautifully complementing the cl...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Wine Red and Black Wool Rug, Gold Orange Floral Accents
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury runner joins our midcentury Pasha collection celebrating Turkish icon Zeki Müren with Josh’s hand picked...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Floral Turkish Oushak Rug with Medallion in Red, Orange and Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury floral Turkish Oushak rug with medallion in red, orange and green, rug osm-04, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa mid-20th century This antique Turkish Oush...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Rug in Pink, Soft Peachy Orange and Vanilla Beige
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Samarkand rug in pink, soft peachy orange and vanilla beige Size: 5'9" × 8'10" (175 × 269 cm) Vintage Samarkand rug, circa 1940, Origin: Samarkand, a mid-20th century pile-...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

1950s Vintage Midcentury Rug Orange Brown Diamond Pattern High Pile Runner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in hand knotted wool circa 1950-1960, this midcentury rug is a rare selection from a series of antique and vintage high pile runners our principal Josh has discovered from I...
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Vintage 1950s Iraqi Tribal Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Spanish Beige, Blue, Brown and Orange Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Spanish beige, blue, brown and orange hand knotted wool rug Size: 8'10" × 11'4" (269 × 345 cm) During the Islamic occupation in the 11th century, Medieval Spain was the ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Brown, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple & Red Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand brown, gold, orange, pink, purple and red handmade wool rug Size: 6'5" × 11'7" (195 × 353 cm). Samarkand (meaning “Stone Fort”), one of the oldest inhabited ci...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug in Beige, Brown, Orange and Purple
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand handmade wool rug in beige, brown, orange and purple Size: 4'8" × 9'10" (142 × 299 cm) Everyone knows about the exotic beauty of Oriental rugs and their exquis...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Moroccan White, Blue and Orange Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Moroccan white, blue and orange handmade wool rug Size: 4'0" x 5'8" (121 × 172 cm) Moroccan rugs are made in the five regions of Morocco: the Middle Atlas, the High Atla...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Flat-Woven Rug in Yellow, Orange and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish flat-woven rug in yellow, orange and brown Size: 6'5" × 9'7" (195 × 292 cm) This light brown flat-woven vintage rug from Sweden employs a minimum of color in its...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Berber Moroccan Orange and Red Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Morocco in 1950, this vintage midcentury Berber Moroccan rug employs of the most uncommon geometric patterns of its kind. Hand knotted in high quality wool pile, the...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage 1950s Midcentury Kilim Peach Orange Geometric Wool Runner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made with handwoven wool originating from Turkey between 1950-1960, this vintage mid-century Kilim runner enjoys a marriage of rare, warm peach orange colorway and subtle variations ...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury French Art Deco Wool Rug in Orange, Brown, Salmon and Beige
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Art Deco wool rug in orange, brown, salmon and beige Size: 5'7" × 7'8" (170 × 234 cm) What makes Art Deco rugs so special in the eyes of art collectors and interi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

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Orange Midcentury Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the orange midcentury rug you’re looking for. An orange midcentury rug — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without an orange midcentury rug — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. An orange midcentury rug is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made orange midcentury rug over the years, but those crafted by Ingrid Hellman-Knafve, Marianne Richter and Paule Leleu are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Orange Midcentury Rug?

Prices for an orange midcentury rug start at $822 and top out at $28,000 with the average selling for $6,400.

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.