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Bordered Silver Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Bordered silver rug Colors: Silver, grey.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Bordered Silver Rug
W 72 in. L 108 in.
Bordered Silver Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Bordered silver rug Colors: Silver, grey.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Bordered Silver Rug
W 72 in. L 108 in.
Zen Collection Silver Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Create a calming atmosphere in any space with this cool silver variation of the popular Zen Collection rugs. Wool/viscose blend for comfort and durability. Hand knotted in India. Mad...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Other

  • Zen Collection Silver Rug
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  • Zen Collection Silver Rug
W 142 in. L 183 in.
Damask Revise Silver Rug
By Carpet Edition
Located in Milan, IT
Exquisitely interpreting the traditional damask fabric pattern in an evocative and mesmerizing way, this rug is entirely crafted by expert artisans using a combination of bamboo, woo...
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2010s Italian Western European Rugs

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Textile

  • Damask Revise Silver Rug
  • Damask Revise Silver Rug
  • Damask Revise Silver Rug
  • Damask Revise Silver Rug
W 98.43 in. L 137.8 in.
Transitional Modern Indian Silver Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A hand-knotted modern Indian rug with a tribal linear pattern design. This rug measures 5'9" x 9'0".      
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Tibetan Art Deco Style Silver Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Tibetan Art Deco Style Silver Rug by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 12'1" × 18'6" (368 × 563 cm) The marvelous modern rug before your eyes was carefully handwoven in Tibet by a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tibetan Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Silver Gray Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted originating from Rajisthan, this addition to Rug & Kilim’s Modern Collection tactfully marries subtle color variation with an abstract field design. The horizontal weave...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Contemporary Abstract Rug in Blue, Silver-Gray and Gold
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in fine silk, a 9x12 abstract piece from Rug & Kilim’s contemporary designs. The bold modern vision enjoys silver gray & blue with subdued gold accents lending a fabulou...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Solid Custom Rug in Gray, Silver Tone-on-Tone
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in silk, a scintillating example of a 13x15 custom design from Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color Collection. A delicious blend of luxurious silver-gray tones accenting grac...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Hand-Knotted Abstract Accent Rug in Silver, Beige-Brown Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A square abstract accent rug from Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern Collection. The rug prevails in sophisticated tones of blue, silver-gray and off white juxtaposed by golden hints in the ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Classic Modern Rug in Silver Gray and Green All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the Modern Classics rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 6'4" x 9'10" modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and si...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Silver Gray and Blue All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'8'' x 8'1'' modern runner is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk,...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Classic Style Rug in Silver-Gray, Blue & Beige Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Realizing a sophisticated take on Classic style, Rug & Kilim presents a 9x12 modern rug of unparalleled beauty. Elegantly playing positive negative in silver gray, blue & beige, the ...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Silk

Contemporary Silver Gray Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this contemporary rug is hand knotted with oxidized, high quality wool and lustrous silk, complemented by a rare combination of traditional Agra floral design...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Modern Rug Silver, Gray and Beige Plain by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s texture of color collection, this 8’ x 10’ modern rug is handmade with a proprietary blend of quality silk in this innovation of plain rug styles and comfortable v...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Handmade Modern Rug Gray, Silver and Black Plain by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s texture of color collection, this 5 x 8 modern rug is handmade with a proprietary blend of quality silk in this innovation of plain rug styles and comfortable vers...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Textural Plain Rug in Gray/Silver Two Tones, High Pile
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 7x10 addition to Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color Collection, hand knotted in silk. Enjoying lush pile height and a unique take on two-tone plain rug styles in textural silver-gray h...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim's All-Over Modern Rug Silver Gray Silk Texture of Color
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s custom capable texture of Color Collection, this contemporary all over rug design innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variat...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Textural Plain Rug in Gray/Silver Two Tones, High Pile
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 7x10 addition to Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color Collection, hand knotted in silk. Enjoying lush pile height and a unique take on two-tone plain rug styles in textural silver-gray h...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Rug Geometric Silver-Gray Blue Custom
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, durable wool pile, this modern 8 x 10 rug hails from the latest pile additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection, a celebration of Swedish mod...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Textural Plain Rug in Gray/Silver Two Tones, High Pile
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 7x10 addition to Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color Collection, hand knotted in silk. Enjoying lush pile height and a unique take on two-tone plain rug styles in textural silver-gray h...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Handmade Modern Rug Silver, Gray and Blue Plain Mix by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this 8’ x 9’ modern rug is handmade with a proprietary blend of quality silk in this innovation of plain mix rug styles and comfortabl...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Distressed Style Modern Rug in Silver-Gray, Blue Abstract Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Homage collection, a 9x12 distressed style abstract rug relishing chic-meets-modern sensibilities, playing positive negative in silver-gray & sky blue shades for a...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Oriental Style Dragon Custom Rug in Distressed Silver-Gray and Blu
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 10 transitional rug design in gray and blue from the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim. Affectionately dubbed "Suvarna" as the leading designer collaborating with Josh on using...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Abstract Rug with Silver-Gray and Red Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 9' x 12'3” modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, the n...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Silver Gray and Red Distressed Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 5'9” x 8'1” modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, the ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modernist Silver Abstract Repeat Pattern Rug with or without Fringe
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

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Geometric Silver-Gray and Blue Wool and Silk Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, natural silk and exotic yarn, this painterly geometric piece joins the latest additions to Rug & Kilim’s custom collection, enjoying a unique marriage of textur...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Silver Abstract All Over Pattern Rug with or without Fringe
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

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Rug Geometric Beige and Silver Gray Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool with a blend of undyed natural yarns, this modern flat-weave joins the latest additions to the Scandinavian collection by Rug & Kilim, a celebration of Swedish mode...
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2010s Asian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'6" x 4'8" modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, the ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Silver Gray and Blue All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 8'3'' X 10'1'' modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, t...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand-Knotted Solid Modern Square Rug, Gray-Silver Two-Tone Silk by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A square rug now available from the Texture of Color Collection by Rug & Kilim—extremely modern, hand-knotted in natural silk. Exemplified in this 8x8 edition, our principal adores t...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Hand-Knotted Silk Modern Tone-on-tone Custom Rug, Gray-Silver, by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A custom rug design now available from the Texture of Color collection by Rug & Kilim—extremely modern, hand-knotted in natural silk. Exemplified in this 9 x 12 edition, our principa...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Silver-Gray and Brown Wool and Silk Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted with semi-worsted wool, natural silk and exotic yarns, Rug & Kilim’s geometric rug hails from the latest prized additions to their acclaimed Mid-Century Modern collectio...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Post Modern Silver Abstract Allover Pattern Rug with or without Fringe
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

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'7" x 10' modern runner is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, th...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'8'' x 6'7'' modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, th...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'8'' x 9'11'' modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, t...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'8'' x 10' modern runner is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, t...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'9" x 6'8" modern rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, the ...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige and Silver-Gray All-Over Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs in the abstract rug line by Rug & Kilim, this 2'8" x 9'10" modern runner is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, ...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Solid Modern Tone-on-Tone Plain Rug, Gray-Silver Two-Tone Silk by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A custom rug design now available from the Texture of Color Collection by Rug & Kilim—extremely modern, hand-knotted in natural silk. Exemplified in this 10x14 edition, our principal...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Silk

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Rug Geometric Silver-Gray Blue Custom
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, durable wool pile, this modern 8 x 10 rug hails from the latest pile additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection, a celebration of Swedish mod...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Rug Geometric Silver-Gray Blue Custom
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, durable wool pile, this modern 8 x 10 rug hails from the latest pile additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection, a celebration of Swedish mod...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Silver-Gray and Blue Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian collection, a celebration of large-scale geometry and exciting vintage ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Youngste Design Silver-Gray and Green Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s Youngste design originates from Nepal, hand knotted in high-quality wool with a paneled all-over field design. The particularly luminous, borderless lengths of deep gre...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Silver Gray Abstract Repeat Pattern Rug with or Without Fringe
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...
Category

2010s Turkish Post-Modern Turkish Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

18th Century Catana Inspired Geometric Silver and Beige Wool-Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Inspired by an 18th century Spanish pattern, this modern wool and silk rug features a Catana design, characterized an uncommon departure from similar pieces of large-scale repetition...
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2010s Nepalese Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Geometric Silver Gray and Blue Wool Pile Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, inviting wool, this modern 9 x 12 rug hails from the latest additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Collection, a celebration of Swedish modernism wi...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Silver-Gray and Cream White Natural Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this hand knotted wool pile rug hails from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection, patchwork-inspired geometric all-over field design with off-white, gray and ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Bamboo Silk Silver Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Hand-knotted using fiber from the bamboo plant - which has a similar appearance to silk, but a lower price point - bamboo silk silver has a wonderful luster which elevates the neutra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

Splatter Silver 16'x12' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Splatter Silver 7'6"x5' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Splatter Silver 9'x6' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Splatter Silver 6'x4' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Splatter Silver 10'x7' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Splatter Silver 12'x9' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Splatter Silver 10'x8' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Splatter Silver 14'x10' Rug in Wool and SIlk By Mary Katrantzou
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Crafted in muted grey tones, Splatter Silver maintains a sense of spontaneity while offering a more versatile look to its colourful counterpart. Accents of silk are layered against t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

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Silver Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic silver rug available at 1stDibs. Each silver rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and silk. There are 67 variations of the antique or vintage silver rug you’re looking for, while we also have 482 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a silver rug — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each silver rug bearing Modern, Art Deco or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made silver rug has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Ben Soleimani, Woven Concepts and Rug & Kilim are consistently popular.

How Much is a Silver Rug?

The average selling price for a silver rug at 1stDibs is $3,936, while they’re typically $50 on the low end and $350,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Good antique, new and 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.

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.

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.