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Handmade Contemporary Rug Beige Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. Made o...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Handmade Contemporary Rug Gray Beige Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. Made o...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Handmade Modern Rug Gold and Red Abrashed Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. The lu...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton, Silk

Handmade Contemporary Rug Beige Brown Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. Made o...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Handmade Modern Rug Red and Gold Abrashed Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. The lu...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Modern Abstract Rug with Beige Gray and Blue Striped 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 6'1'' x 9' 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

Handmade Modern Rug Brown and Black Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. The lu...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Textural Modern Rug Gold Brown and Blue Abrashed Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade with a lustrous silk, this modern rug remarks an early experiment in exceptionally dyed yarn inspiring one of our most successful collections in the Texture of Color line by...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Modern Kilim Striped Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handwoven modern Kilim rug with a linear geometric pattern design. This rug measures 10'0" x 13'10".  
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Kilim Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Modern Kilim Striped Rug
  • Modern Kilim Striped Rug
  • Modern Kilim Striped Rug
  • Modern Kilim Striped Rug
W 120 in. L 166 in.
Hand Knotted Agra Style Rug Beige Brown Striped Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This hand knotted Classic rug joins the latest additions to the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable encyclopedia of periods recapturing and reinventing an u...
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2010s Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Striped Flat-Weave Beige Brown Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Among the contemporary additions to Rug & Kilim’s nationally recognized Kilim & flat-weave Collection, this 8’9 x 10 contemporary flat-weave enjoys a modern take on stripes with a mo...
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1990s Indian Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Flat-Weave Striped Orange Brown Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
handwoven in wool and all-natural hemp, this contemporary flat-weave by Rug & Kilim enjoys lustrous tones of golden-beige and red with subtle variations in the hues, complementing th...
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2010s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Flat-Weave Striped Orange Brown Square Kilim by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool and all-natural hemp, this contemporary flat-weave by Rug & Kilim enjoys lustrous tones of golden-beige and red with subtle variations in the hues, complementing th...
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Early 2000s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Hemp

Modern Striped Kilim Geometric Gold Yellow Flat-Weave by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This modern Kilim represents a selection of distinct new patterns joining Rug & Kilim’s titular Kilim & flat-weave Collection, with this piece representing a subcollection uniquely h...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Flat-Weave Beige Brown Geometric Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This handmade flat-weave runner joins the modern and contemporary additions to the renowned Kilim & flat-weave Collection from Rug & Kilim—handwoven in a blend of all-natural hemp an...
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Early 2000s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Striped Beige Brown Indoor/Outdoor Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in 100% polyester, this modern kilim rug hails from the latest flat-weave additions to Rug and Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim collection, a celebration of Swedish modernism wit...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rug Handwoven Jajim, Flat-Weave Striped Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Red, rust, blue and orange make up the main colors in this fantastic handwoven Jajim. Featuring a simple, traditional stripe design, both the color and the design in this piece make ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Azerbaijani Country Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Scandinavian Style Rug Striped High-Low Beige Blue Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, durable wool pile, this modern 8 × 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

Vintage Persian Beige Wool Kilim with Distinct Green and Red Striped Pattern Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Pakistan in the 1950s, this modern transitional wool Kilim is of a unique family woven in vertical panels, each of the four panels employing their own variation of a...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Kilim Striped Beige Gray and Green Transitional Flat-Weave by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool originating from one of our most reputed looms in Turkey, this modern striped Kilim rug hails from the latest additions to Rug & Kilim’s modern and contemporary Kil...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Blue and Red Striped Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim & flat-weave collection from Rug & Kilim-here celebrating a 6 x 8 Kilim from the works of Teddy Sumner-handmade in a wool f...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Colorful Moroccan-Style Striped Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Moroccan-style hand knotted wool rug with a multi-color field in all-over stripe geometric design. This rug has a gorgeous beige border with flowers. This rug measures 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Striped Rug, Kazak Handmade Carpet, Floor Afghan Rugs, Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
These handmade carpet new traditional rugs are handwoven rugs that come in a striking colour combination. This striped rug has red, blue, yellow colours. The pattern on the border of...
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2010s Afghan Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Striped Cover Rug
Located in New York, NY
Striped Cover rug. A simple old cover rug from Southern Turkey woven in two panels on a narrow home loom. Rug is sturdy enough to be a floor cover in a low traffic area. Rug would al...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

  • Striped Cover Rug
  • Striped Cover Rug
  • Striped Cover Rug
  • Striped Cover Rug
W 66 in. L 92 in.
Striped Cover Rug
Located in New York, NY
Striped cover rug. A lovely old flat-weave rug from Western Turkey, woven in panels on a narrow loom. It can be used as a floor cover or rug in a low traffic area, but it is also lig...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

  • Striped Cover Rug
  • Striped Cover Rug
  • Striped Cover Rug
  • Striped Cover Rug
W 77 in. L 155 in.
Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Striped Beige-Brown Green and Blue Wool Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
handwoven in distinguished natural wool with a unique blend of natural undyed yarns, this modern rug hails from the latest flat-weave additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim Co...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Carpet Turkish Kilim Rug, Antique Runner Rug, Striped Rug Stair Runner
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet Turkish rug is antique rug traditional handwoven runner rugs come from Turkey. This kind of carpet runners is suitable for stair runners and hallway rugs, in a s...
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Antique 1880s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Modern Striped Rug Contemporary Oriental Rugs, Handwoven Carpet for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Oriental rug with rich colors and abstract elements, this modern woven rug gives a subtle contemporary appearance. Featuring a beautiful palette of gold green and red colors, this st...
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1990s Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Striped Rug Antique Jajim Flat-Woven
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Striped rug with orange cream and brown make up the main colour palette in this elegant handwoven Jajim. The design features a striped geometric all-over pattern. Both the color and ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Azerbaijani Country Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Turkish Kilim Rug, Antique Runner Rug, Striped Rug Stair Runner
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet Turkish rug is antique rug traditional handwoven runner rugs come from Turkey. This kind of carpet runners is suitable for stair runners and hallway rugs. in a s...
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Antique 1880s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Turkish Striped Kilim Rug, Tribal Style Striped Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
51303 Vintage Turkish Striped Kilim Rug, Tribal Style Striped Area Rug. This vintage Turkish Kilim rug features multi-color geometric tribal motifs and stripes sit on a dark backgrou...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Kilim Striped Rug with Bohemian Tribal Style, Flat-Weave Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
51337, vintage Turkish Kilim Striped rug with Bohemian Tribal style, flat-weave rug. This handwoven wool vintage Turkish Kilim rug features multi-color geometric tribal motifs and st...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1950s Midcentury Persian Kilim Beige Brown Striped Vintage Flat-Weave
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool originating from Persia circa 1950-1960, this midcentury vintage Persian Kilim was woven from a distinctive paneled style of the period. The marriage of the panels ...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Striped Kilim Wool Beige Brown Pink Multi-Color Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Sporting an eccentric play of soothing and rustic hues in the field, this contemporary Kilim represents a selection of distinct new patterns joining Rug & Kilim’s new and modern coll...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1950s Vintage Midcentury Kilim Wool Purple Beige Brown Striped Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool originating from Turkey between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Kilim rug enjoys both a spacious 8’9 x 15’4 size as well as a complementary shabby-chic aesthetic...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Striped Kilim Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
53114 vintage Turkish Striped Kilim rug. With its warm hues and rugged beauty, this handwoven wool striped kilim rug manages to meld contemporary, modern, and traditional design elem...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Striped Kilim Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
53117 vintage Turkish Striped Kilim rug. With its warm hues and rugged beauty, this handwoven wool striped kilim rug manages to meld contemporary, modern, and traditional design elem...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Striped Midcentury Nomadic Kilim Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simple yet beautiful wool rug handwoven by the nomadic tribes in South Central Turkey. Very good condition, sturdy and clean, charming soft colors.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Striped Midcentury Nomadic Kilim Rug
  • Striped Midcentury Nomadic Kilim Rug
  • Striped Midcentury Nomadic Kilim Rug
  • Striped Midcentury Nomadic Kilim Rug
W 51.19 in. L 135.83 in.
Hand Knotted Modern Rug in Green Gray and Gold Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted with a blend of quality wool, all-natural silk, and exotic yarns, this 4 x 6 modern rug joins the new and modern rug collection by Rug & Kilim, enjoying a particularly u...
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2010s Indian Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Contemporary Striped Area Rug Multicolored Modern Bedroom Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This modern area rug was hand knotted in India, the rug is a low pile carpet. Constructed with handspun wool featuring multicolored stripes of orange, yellow, grey and green. The con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton, Organic Material, Wool

Modern Striped Kilim Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern flat-weave Kilim hand knotted wool rug. This rug has a field of beige, blue, and brown color in a gorgeous all-over geometric stripe design. This rug measures 8'6...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Striped Kilim Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern flat-weave Kilim hand knotted wool rug. This rug has a field of a blue, gray, and beige color in a gorgeous all-over geometric stripe design. This rug measures 8'...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Striped Modern Kilim Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern flat-weave Kilim hand knotted wool rug. This rug has a field of beige, blue, and gray color in a gorgeous all-over geometric stripe design. This rug measures 8'9"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Striped Traditional Vintage Caucasian Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Beautiful vintage Caucasia Kilim rug, woven in the 1960s with a fantastic diamond pattern and multi-layered border. Orange, blue and cream are just some of the vibrant colors include...
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Vintage 1960s Caucasian Tribal Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Striped Turkish Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This beautiful striped vintage Turkish Kilim was woven by hand and features a simple yet eye-catching design with varying stripes of orange, brown, and black. Constructed by master w...
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Antique 19th Century Turkish Minimalist Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

  • Vintage Striped Turkish Kilim Rug
  • Vintage Striped Turkish Kilim Rug
  • Vintage Striped Turkish Kilim Rug
  • Vintage Striped Turkish Kilim Rug
W 49.22 in. L 142.92 in.
Large Striped Kilim, Flat-weave Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These authentic flat-weaves (Kilims) from Eastern Turkey were handwoven by Nomads around 1970s to be used as floor coverings in their tents. They were made to use for everyday life r...
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20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Goat Hair

  • Large Striped Kilim, Flat-weave Rug
  • Large Striped Kilim, Flat-weave Rug
  • Large Striped Kilim, Flat-weave Rug
  • Large Striped Kilim, Flat-weave Rug
W 110.24 in. L 181.11 in.
Sirt Vintage Turkish Striped Mohair Rug
Located in New York, NY
A mid-20th century one of a kind Turkish Sirt rug woven with mohair wool. These pieces are inspired by traditional tribal weaving's but they are used mostly for decorative purposes a...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Mohair

Striped Vintage Kilim, Flat-weave Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage handwoven rug from Eastern Turkey. It is made of naturally dyed wool. This type of Kilims were produced across Anatolia throughout 20th century for daily use rather than re...
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20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Brown Black Striped Vintage Mohair Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Mohair rug with a striped pattern in chocolate brown and black. Measures: 4'4” x 5'11”.   
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Mohair

Antique Rug, Vintage Oriental Rug, Striped Kilim Rug Caucasian Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet colorful Caucasian carpet Oriental rug is woven by very skilled weavers in Azerbaijan, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has ivory...
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Vintage 1970s Asian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

21st Century Striped Kilim Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
21st century Turkish Kilim rug, hand knotted wool with an all-over striped dark brown, light brown and tan field. This rug measures 7' 10" x 9' 10".  
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Striped Flat-Woven Kilim Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This authentic handwoven flat-weave (Kilim) from Central Turkey was made by Nomads to be used as a floor covering in their tents or summer houses around mid-20th century. These vi...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rug, Vintage Oriental Rug, Striped Kilim Rug Caucasian Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet colorful Caucasian carpet oriental rug is woven by very skilled weavers in Azerbaijan, who used the highest quality wool and cotton. The flat-weave rug has ivory...
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Vintage 1970s Asian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Turkish Oushak Striped Rug in Pink Orange Black Green and Yellow
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful striped Oushak rug in a multi-color stripe pattern. Great for layering on top of other rugs, or a kitchen, bedroom or hallway.
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Late 20th Century Turkish Bohemian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Brown Striped Modern Gabbeh Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Persian Gabbeh hand knotted wool rug with a brown gradient color field. This Gabbeh rug has a gorgeous striped design. This rug measures 7' 8" x 10' 5". ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Stunning Vintage Striped Stripy Kilim Wall Hanging Striped Throw Can Be Rug
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this vintage striped kilim throw or wall hanging Rugs Rugs Rugs!!! I have a selection of lovely antique & vintage rugs and wall hangings, all l...
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20th Century English Modern Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Multi-Color Striped Cotton Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Lively multi-color stripe handwoven cotton tribal dhurrie rug from Rajasthan India. Finely crafted diamond pattern within the stripes. Wonderful hand knotted fringe at both ends.
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20th Century Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Peach Striped Modern Gabbeh Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Persian Gabbeh hand knotted wool rug with a peach field. This Gabbeh rug has a beige frame and multi-color accents in a gorgeous striped design. This rug me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Beige Striped Modern Gabbeh Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Persian Gabbeh hand knotted wool rug with a beige field. This Gabbeh rug has brown accents in a gorgeous striped design. This rug measures 5' 9" x 7' 4". ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Gabbeh Striped Persian Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Persian Gabbeh hand knotted wool rug. This Gabbeh rug has a gorgeous striped field with colors of red, blue, yellow, black, and gray all-over the design. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

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Striped Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of striped rugs available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct striped rugs — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. We have 227 antique and vintage striped rugs in-stock, while there are 105 modern editions to choose from as well. Striped rugs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Striped rugs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made striped rugs over the years, but those made by Rug & Kilim, Art Hide and Berber Tribes of Morocco are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Striped Rugs?

Prices for striped rugs start at $99 and top out at $22,000 with the average selling for $2,278.

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.