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Handmade Antique Turkish Sivas Rug, 1900s, 1B766
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Turkish SIvas woollen rug in beige colour. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century in original good condition. -condition: original good, -circa: 1900s, -si...
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Antique Early 1900s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Orange Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Small size pillow made from a Turkish rug.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Soft walnut abrash ground with ivory, tan and pale indigo motifs and deep red outlines and detailing. The all-over pattern features vine lattice, complex palmettes, serrated leaves a...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

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W 115 in. L 161 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
"Brick-red ground with olive green. Secondary colors include ivory, terracotta and tan. All-over axial design with lobbed medallion, pendants, arabesque spandrels and a generous bord...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 110 in. L 164 in.
Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Turkish Sivas rug in white and raspberry tones.
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Baroque Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

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  • Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Turkish Sivas Rug
W 75 in. L 113 in.
Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A Turkish Sivas rug with a mini-khani pattern in beige and pink cotton accents.
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Agra Turkish Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Wool

  • Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Turkish Sivas Rug
W 60 in. L 85 in.
Antique Sivas Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Sivas rug Measurement: 8'7" x 12'9".
Category

Antique Early 1900s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Sivas Rug
W 104.4 in. L 154.8 in.
Antique Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas formal scatter rug in casual hues. 3'1'' x 5'1''
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20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Sivas Rug
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W 37 in. L 61 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug, size: 11'0" x 15'2".
Category

Antique Early 1900s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 132 in. L 182 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug, size: 8'0" x 9'9".
Category

Vintage 1910s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 96 in. L 117 in.
Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Antique Sivas Rug in Black and Red in Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1890-1900, this 10 x 16 antique rug connotes a unique large-size Sivas rug design of outstanding color and drawing, playing a varie...
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Antique 1890s Persian Other Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug Size: 11'5" × 17'0" (347 × 518 cm) An early 20th century Turkish Sivas rug, the cream field with cloud bands, stylized palmettes and unusual leafy and flo...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 137 in. L 204 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 74 in. L 114 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug, size: 14'0" x 15'6".
Category

Vintage 1920s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 168 in. L 186 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A very finely hand knotted truly divine formal Turkish Sivas rug from the late 19th century. Very unusual design and border.
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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W 51 in. L 63 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug, size: 11'0"x 22'8".
Category

Vintage 1910s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 132 in. L 272 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful antique Turkish Sivas hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. Its measures are: 8'.4 x 11'.6 This antique Turkish...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 160 in. L 226 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A classic antique Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

20th Century Asian Tabriz Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 39 in. L 65 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas rug from the mid-20th century.
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 47 in. L 73 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind interesting vintage Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Agra Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 48 in. L 66 in.
Beige Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Beige Turkish Sivas rug Size: 12'10" × 18'6" (391 × 563 cm) Turkish Sivas rug, an early 20th century antique Turkish rug, circa 1930, origin: Turkey. This magnificent Turkish rug f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Beige Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Beige Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Beige Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Beige Turkish Sivas Rug
W 154 in. L 222 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug.
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Antique Early 19th Century Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 228 in. L 303 in.
Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Lovely pillow made from a Turkish Sivas rug. 15'' x 22''
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20th Century Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

  • Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
  • Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
  • Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
  • Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
W 15 in. L 22 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century Turkish Sivas. Sivas is a city in North Central Turkey, which is a major production site of Turkish rugs based on Persian designs. Often finely woven, Sivas rug...
Category

20th Century Turkish Rustic Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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W 97 in. L 150 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Turkish Sivas rug from the early 20th century with large navy blue palmettes and acanthus scrolls on a very muted and tonal background.
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 60 in. L 98 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas rug from the mid-20th century. This eastern Turkish city rug mixes the St. Andrew’s cross design of Zeychur Kuba Caucasian rugs with palmettes more in the Per...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Rustic Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 47 in. L 67 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Sivas is a city in North Central Turkey, which is a major production site of Turkish rugs based on Persian designs. Often finely woven, Sivas rugs and carpets are highly appreciated ...
Category

Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 102 in. L 146 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Sivas rug. Size: 13'2" × 21'6" (401 × 655 cm). An early 20th century Turkish Sivas antique rug, the abrashed sand field with an intricate all-over trellis of flower...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
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W 158 in. L 258 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Sivas is a city in North Central Turkey, which is a major production site of Turkish rugs based on Persian designs. Often finely woven, Sivas rugs and carpets are highly appreciated ...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 63 in. L 87 in.
Hand Knotted Antique Sivas Rug in Red and Beige-Brown Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1910-1920, this 9 x 12 antique rug connotes a rare Sivas rug design, sporting distinctive pink and green accents in the prevailing ...
Category

Vintage 1910s Persian Other Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish rug, size: 4'0" x 7'2".
Category

Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 48 in. L 86 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the mid-20th century.
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 77 in. L 112 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 91 in. L 124 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Turkish Sivas with multiple shades of brown.
Category

Vintage 1930s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 55 in. L 88 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the mid-20th century.
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 77 in. L 117 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century with a tree of life motif.
Category

Vintage 1930s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 44 in. L 73 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A second quarter of the 20th century Turkish Sivas carpet.
Category

Vintage 1930s Turkish Turkish Rugs

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 57 in. L 84 in.
Sivas Rug, circa 1970s
Located in New York, NY
From eastern Turkey, this short pile town weave features a golden ivory field with a palmette and open vinery diamond repeat with small, colorful posies, voluted leaves and curvy ste...
Category

Late 20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Sivas Rug, circa 1970s
  • Sivas Rug, circa 1970s
  • Sivas Rug, circa 1970s
  • Sivas Rug, circa 1970s
W 77 in. L 110 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Category

Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 78 in. L 114 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 76 in. L 119 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
This eastern Turkish city scatter presents a totally Caucasian Kuba pattern of rough palmettes, oblique strips and geometrically lobed medallions, but in mellow tones of beige, rust-...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 50 in. L 74 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Category

Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 77 in. L 115 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the mid-20th century.
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 79 in. L 119 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Category

Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Cotton

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 48 in. L 72 in.
Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Category

Vintage 1940s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Cotton

  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug
W 42 in. L 76 in.
Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century Turkish Sivas two-toned antique rug having a stepped medallion lattice overall in camel and beige containing weeping willows and floral motifs within a linked m...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
W 105 in. L 146 in.
Intricate Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Full Pile Turkish Sivas rug with intricate geometric design. Size: 4' x 7'9".
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Agra Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an antique Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an antique Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Large Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Large antique Turkish Sivas rug Size: 14'1" × 19'2" (429 × 584 cm) A large antique Turkish Sivas rug with all over floral design in monochromatic tones of tan and brown. Sophistica...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Wonderful Fine Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful fine Turkish Sivas rug with decorative design and beautiful colors with yellow, blue, green, brown and purple, entirely and finely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton f...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Wonderful Fine Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Wonderful Fine Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Wonderful Fine Turkish Sivas Rug
  • Wonderful Fine Turkish Sivas Rug
W 55.12 in. L 83.47 in.
Tradtional Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Turkish Sivas rug. Poly Fill insert and Zipper Closure Provided 17'' x 19''
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20th Century Country Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Oversized Antique Turkish Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Oversized antique Turkish Sivas rug Size: 12'10" × 16'7" (391 × 505 cm) This magnificent Sivas rug is a paragon of traditional Turkish craftsmanship. Both the main field and the se...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an antique Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Foam, Wool

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an antique Turkish Sivas rug.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Antique Turkish Silk Sivas Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Turkish Silk Sivas rug Size: 6'7" × 9'9" (200 × 297 cm) This antique Turkish silk Sivas rug features a delicate all-over design of interlocking abstract shapes containing f...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Silk

Red Turkish Sivas Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Turkish Sivas rug. 18'' x 18''
Category

Mid-20th Century Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Beautifully Designed Antique Sivas Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A hand-knotted antique Sivas rug with a floral design on a beige field. Accents of brown and ivory throughout the piece. The size of this piece is 11.8 x 14.6.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Sivas Rug, Navy Tones
Located in New York, NY
This moderately finely woven eastern Turkish workshop rug displays a textile pattern of stripes alternating floating rosettes on tan and rosettes with jagged leaves on slate. At each...
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Red and Beige Sivas Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine example of a traditional Turkish Sivas style design with a bold red border and beige background. Flowing vines and flowers create a sense of movement and flow that combine gra...
Category

2010s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Red and Beige Sivas Rug
  • Red and Beige Sivas Rug
  • Red and Beige Sivas Rug
  • Red and Beige Sivas Rug
W 109 in. L 133 in.
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Sivas Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of sivas rugs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique sivas rugs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. Sivas rugs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Sivas rugs bearing Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made sivas rugs over the years, but those made by Zeki Müren, Mehraban Rugs and Rug & Kilim are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Sivas Rugs?

Prices for sivas rugs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, sivas rugs begin at $119 and can go as high as $180,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,800.

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.