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Postmodern Style Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug, Patchwork Kilim Flat-Weave Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
74082 Postmodern style vintage Turkish Kilim rug, Patchwork Kilim flat-weave rug. This handwoven Postmodern-style vintage Turkish patchwork Kilim rug is easy to love with its bright ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Turkish Art Deco Postmodern Rug
Located in New York, NY
Lightly distressed, this borderless, simply geometric scatter shows a lipstick red field and light, bright blue bands forming an asymmetrically-placed rectangle enclosing a light gre...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Industrial Bauhaus Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
51653 Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Industrial Bauhaus Style. In the style of the Turkish megastar, Zeki Muren, this distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Industrial Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
Located in Dallas, TX
78050, vintage Turkish rug with Postmodern Cubist style. Showcasing a bold expressive design, incredible detail and texture, this hand knotted wool contemporary Turkish rug is a capt...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style
Located in Dallas, TX
30376, New Contemporary Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style. Spike the energy in your space with graphic geometric shapes found in this contemporary modern style rug. This Bauhaus styl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Bauhaus Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77913 Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style 01'10 x 03'01. Full of tiny details and a bold expressive design combined with vibrant colors and tribal style, this han...
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Late 20th Century Indian Post-Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
Located in Dallas, TX
?77912 Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style 01'10 x 03'01. ??Full of tiny details and a bold expressive design combined with vibrant colors and tribal style, this ...
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Late 20th Century Indian Post-Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

New Contemporary Moroccan Rug with Retro Postmodern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52993, new contemporary Moroccan rug with retro Postmodern style. Showcasing a bold expressive design, incredible detail and texture, this hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan sty...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Postmodern Bohemian Style
Located in Dallas, TX
53260 vintage Turkish Oushak rug with Postmodern Bohemian style. Warm and inviting with a splash of painted pastel colors, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug beautiful...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Moroccan Style Rug with Retro Postmodern Design
Located in Dallas, TX
53176, new contemporary Moroccan style rug with retro Postmodern design. Showcasing a bold expressive design, incredible detail and texture, this hand knotted wool contemporary Moroc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Kars Rug with Postmodern Caucasian Tribal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
53257, vintage Turkish Kars rug with Postmodern Caucasian Tribal style. Balancing tribal style and traditional sensibility with a splash of painted colors, this hand knotted wool vin...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Style Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
Located in Dallas, TX
30548, new contemporary Moroccan style rug with Postmodern Cubist style. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan style rug features an all-over pattern of offset rows of stepped...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Bohemian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Romantic Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
53331, Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Romantic Style. This hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug features a polychromatic all-over floral patte...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Rustic Postmodern Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
53344, Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Rustic Postmodern Style. This hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug features an all-over botanical lattice pattern c...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
53346, distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with Postmodern Cubist style. This hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug features an all-over checkered chevron pattern c...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
53342, distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with Postmodern Cubist style. This hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug features an all-over checkered diagonal stripe p...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Rustic Postmodern Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
53319, distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with Rustic Postmodern style. This hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug features an all-over checkered diagonal stripe p...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Green Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Tribal Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
53193 New Contemporary Green Moroccan rug with Postmodern Tribal style. Displaying well-balanced asymmetry and geometric shapes with a bold use of green color, this hand knotted wool...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Transitional Oushak Accent Rug with Postmodern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
80389 Contemporary Transitional Oushak Accent Rug with Postmodern Style. Blending a contemporary style and elements from the modern world, this hand knotted wool contemporary transit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Abstract Expressionist Postmodern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77136 vintage Turkish Oushak rug with Abstract Expressionist Postmodern style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug features an abstract expressionist and Post-modern st...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Purple Patchwork Persian Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52130 Vintage Purple Patchwork Persian Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style 11'00 x 16'03. This hand knotted wool vintage Purple Patchwork Persian rug with post-modern Memphis style fea...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Overdyed Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style
Located in Dallas, TX
60787 Distressed Vintage Turkish Overdyed Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style 08'00 x 11'01 From Esmaili Rugs Collection. Combing a timeless design with chromatic brilliancy, this hand...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Style Area Rug with Postmodern Biophilic Design
Located in Dallas, TX
30599, new contemporary Moroccan style area rug with Postmodern Biophilic design. Nature is alive with possibility in this hand knotted wool Moroccan style rug with biophilic design....
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Turkish Oushak Rug with Postmodern Arts & Crafts Style
Located in Dallas, TX
53377, new contemporary Turkish Oushak rug with Postmodern Arts & Crafts style. This hand knotted wool new contemporary Turkish Oushak rug features a large diamond-shaped medallion w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Industrial Postmodern Cubism Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
51895, Zeki Muren distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with Industrial Postmodern Cubism style. The versatility of this rug lies in its simple, colorful checkerboard design. Whether ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Turkish Oushak Rug with Postmodern Arts & Crafts Style
Located in Dallas, TX
53266, new contemporary Turkish Oushak rug with Postmodern Arts & Crafts style. This hand knotted wool new contemporary Turkish Oushak rug features an oversized stepped golden-colore...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Industrial Postmodern Bauhaus Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
51650 Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Industrial Postmodern Bauhaus Style. Give your home fashion-forward energy with the dynamic and dramatic look with this distressed vin...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Bauhaus Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Postmodern Abstract Watercolor Gradient Beige and Blue Wool Hand-Knotted Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The contemporary classic designs bridge the gap between transitional and Postmodern, with an overall classic sensibility. Rug patterns include abstract, geometric, overall, organic, ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Bamboo

Postmodern Black Purple Turquoise Hand-Knotted Natural Silk Eco-Friendly Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Postmodern Blue Green Purple Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Abstract Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Odyssey collection a breakthrough, three dimensional and multi textural rug collection, inspired by NASA imagery. Distressed wool and natural silk are hand knotted to create thre...
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2010s Indian Industrial Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Postmodern Watercolor Circles Beige, Nude, Blue, Brown Wool Hand-Knotted Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The contemporary classic designs bridge the gap between transitional and Postmodern, with an overall classic sensibility. Rug patterns include abstract, geometric, overall, organic, ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Bamboo

Postmodern Geometric Chevron Dark Brown Charcoal Fringe Optional Luxury Area Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rapture Collection is a high-end rug collection that includes 29 rug design options, in 155 design and rug color combinations, totaling 620 various design-color-size combinations...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Polyester

Postmodern Moroccan Berber Style Black and Cream Abstract Rug Fringe Optional
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Rapture Collection is a high-end rug collection that includes 29 rug design options, in 155 design and rug color combinations, totaling 620 various design-color-size combinations...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Polyester

New Contemporary Moroccan Style Rug with Retro Postmodern Cubist Bauhaus Style
Located in Dallas, TX
53200, new contemporary Moroccan style rug with Retro Postmodern Cubist Bauhaus style. Showcasing a bold expressive design with Cubist Bauhaus style and retro postmodern vibes, this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Cubism Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
53348, Zeki Muren distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with Postmodern Cubism style. Displaying a bold form in vibrant colors, this hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish Sivas...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
51643 Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style. Drawing inspiration from Postmodern Bauhaus style and the Art Deco movement combined with the ima...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Bauhaus Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Postmodern Pink Rose Light Blue Purple Wool and Silk Hand Knotted Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The contemporary Classic designs bridge the gap between transitional and Postmodern, with an overall Classic sensibility. Rug patterns include abstract, geometric, overall, organic, ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Light Blue with Navy Postmodern Hand Knotted Wool Rug in Japanese Design
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The UnTitled collection was designed by Jaime Derringer: artist, blogger, and founder of Design Milk. Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes are reminiscent of Japanese Shodo calli...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Turkish Oushak Rug with Memphis Design or Postmodern Luxe Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51884 New Contemporary Turkish Oushak Rug with Memphis Design or Postmodern Luxe Style 10'02 x 13'08. This hand-knotted wool contemporary Turkish Oushak rug beautifully displays a lu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Postmodern Shag Rug with Abstract Design, circa 1970
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Postmodern shag area rug with abstract design in various shades of beige, browns and burnt orange. An excellent piece for accenting your room with color infused textiles.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern North and South American Rugs

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Textile

New Contemporary Moroccan Area Rug with Postmodern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
80484, New Contemporary Moroccan Area Rug with Postmodern Style. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan area rug with Postmodern style features an all-over diamond lattice patt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Post-Modern Moroccan and North A...

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Tribal Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20118 Vintage Moroccan Tribal Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan area rug with Bauhaus style features a two-part design. The end with f...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bauhaus Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Postmodern Organic Blue Green Purple Hand-Knotted Wool and Silk Rug in Stock
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Odyssey collection a breakthrough, three dimensional and multi textural rug collection, inspired by NASA imagery. Distressed wool and natural silk are hand-knotted to create thre...
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2010s Indian Industrial Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Berber Moroccan Rehamna Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20310 Contemporary Berber Colorful Moroccan Rehamna Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Style. Impeccably woven from hand-knotted wool and free-form designs, this contemporary Moroccan rug f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Bauhaus Moroccan and North Africa...

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Area Rug with Postmodern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
80437 New Contemporary Moroccan Area Rug with Postmodern Style. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan area rug with Postmodern style features an all-over diamond lattice patte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Post-Modern Moroccan and North A...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Bohemian Style, Pastel Color Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20332 Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Boho Chic Style in Pastel Colors. The symbolic tribal motifs and pastel colors in this vintage Berber Moroccan rug synthesize beautifully with ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style, Berber Area Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20809, New Contemporary Moroccan rug with Postmodern Memphis style, Berber area rug. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan area rug with Postmodern Memphis style features an a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North Af...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style, Moroccan Berber Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20635 Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Memphis Style, Moroccan Berber Rug 05'09 x 08'03. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug features bands composed of grad...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Postmodern Minimalist Diamond Pattern Hand-Knotted Cream Wool Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Contemporary Classics collection is comprised of the Xerxes, Teigen, Taylor, Tate, Averly, Izmir, and Everitt sub-collections. The contemporary classic designs bridge the gap bet...
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Berber Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Bohemian Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21151 new Contemporary Berber Moroccan rug with Postmodern Bohemian style 11'00 x 11'09. With its simplicity, plush pile and Mid-Century Modern Bohemian vibes, this hand knotted wool...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Expressionist Moroccan and North ...

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Geometric Kilim Rug with Postmodern Cubist Style
Located in Dallas, TX
78035 Vintage Chinese geometric Kilim rug with Postmodern Cubist Style 08'00 x 10'00. This hand-woven wool vintage Chinese kilim rug features an all-over lattice pattern spread acros...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Berber Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Bohemian Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21156 New contemporary Berber Moroccan rug with postmodern Bohemian style 10'07 x 12'09. With its simplicity, plush pile and Postmodern Bohemian vibes, this hand knotted wool contemp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Expressionist Moroccan and North ...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Boho Chic Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20227, vintage Berber Moroccan rug with Postmodern boho chic style. Displaying well-balanced asymmetry and bold art form, this hand knotted wool vintage Moroccan rug beautifully embo...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Geometric Moroccan Rug with Deconstructivism Postmodern Style
By Peter Eisenman, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
80563, new contemporary Geometric Moroccan rug with Deconstructivism Postmodern style. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan area rug features five offset vertical columns of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Post-Modern Moroccan and North A...

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Cubism Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20884, vintage Moroccan Boucherouite rug with Postmodern Bauhaus Cubism style. This hand knotted wool and cotton vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug with Cubism style features a...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bauhaus Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

New Contemporary Blue Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Abstract Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21053 New Contemporary Blue Moroccan Rug with Postmodern Abstract Expressionist Style 05'00 x 08'00. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan area rug features contrasting orange...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North Af...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Azilal Rug with Postmodern Cubism Style
Located in Dallas, TX
20018 Vintage Berber Moroccan Azilal Rug with Postmodern Cubism Style. This hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug features Postmodern Cubism style features an asymmetrical gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North Af...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Boujad Rug with Cubism Postmodern Style
By (after) Paul Klee, Boujad Tribe, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20889, vintage Berber Moroccan Boujad rug. With its Expressionist Cubism style and postmodern vibes, this hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan Boujad rug draws inspiration from ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Taznakht Rug with Postmodern Tribal Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20231 Vintage Berber Moroccan Taznakht Rug with Postmodern Tribal Style. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug features two columns composed of three large-scale crosses...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Postmodern Hilton McConnico Toulemonde Bochart Cat Rug, 1980s, France
By Toulemonde Bochart, Hilton McConnico
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Extremely rare rug by the iconic Tenessee-born artist and designer Hilton McConnico (Memphis 1943-Paris 2018) from the esteemed French house of Toulemonde Bochart, circa 1988. McConn...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern North and South American Rugs

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Wool

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Postmodern Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the postmodern rug you’re looking for. A postmodern rug — often made from fabric, wool and silk — can elevate any home. There are 74 variations of the antique or vintage postmodern rug you’re looking for, while we also have 75 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a postmodern rug — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A postmodern rug made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one postmodern rug that is appealing in its simplicity, but Berber Tribes of Morocco, Beni M'Guild and Woven Concepts produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Postmodern Rug?

Prices for a postmodern rug can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $275 and can go as high as $17,496, while the average can fetch as much as $3,399.

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.