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Worn Distressed Vintage Rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful vintage rug in looked after distressed condition. Add a great used look to your interior design with this hand-knotted 1950s carpet. The rug has perfectly worn areas and ...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Vintage Rugs

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Wool

  • Worn Distressed Vintage Rug
  • Worn Distressed Vintage Rug
  • Worn Distressed Vintage Rug
  • Worn Distressed Vintage Rug
W 51.97 in. L 72.84 in.
Vintage Rug Ryamatta, Sweden, 1960-70
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage rug Ryamatta, Sweden 1960-70 Beautiful woolen rug, knotted in the traditional Swedish Ryamatta technique. Made in Sweden around 1960-70 The rug is in excellent vintag...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool

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

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Wool

Turkish Paneled Kilim Vintage Rug in Off-White
Located in Atlanta, GA
Turkish paneled off-white Kilim vintage, rug tu-ned-1203 country of origin / type: Turkey / Kilim, circa mid-20th century Woven during the mid-20th century in Turkey, this designe...
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1950s Turkish Kilim Vintage Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Oriental Persian Vintage Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: 1940 Colors: tan, warm beige, blue, gray Pile: low Wear Notes: 4 Material: wool on cotton Vintage and antique rugs are by nature, pre-loved and may show evidence of their ...
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1940s Persian Other Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Layered Medallion Oushak Vintage Rug from Turkey with Floral Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Layered medallion Oushak vintage rug from Turkey with floral motifs, rug tu-dur-136600, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1940 This beautiful vintage rug from mid-20t...
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1940s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rugs Handmade Carpet Kilim Soumak Rug Rust Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This Soumak vintage rug was produced by nomads in the late 20th century, circa 1980. The design features a rustic decorative stripe design, woven in a deep red with accent colours of...
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1980s Caucasian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Rugs Area Oriental Rug, Handmade Carpet Wool Geometric
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant handwoven are rug has been constructed with an all-over central design with simple medallions woven in an asymmetrical design. It features a red background and mustard a...
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1950s Afghan Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rug Handmade Carpet Vintage Rugs Traditional Turkish Rugs, Oushak Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This handmade rug is an old Turkish Ushak Oushak carpet, circa 1950 and is a patterned rug with all-over floral rug design 100% natural rugs made of organic dyes in excellent conditi...
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1950s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rug Handmade Carpet Vintage Rugs Traditional Turkish Rugs, Oushak Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This handmade rug is an old Turkish Ushak Oushak carpet, circa 1950 and is a patterned rug with all-over floral rug design 100% natural rugs made of organic dyes in excellent conditi...
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1950s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Rugs Wool Kilim Geometric Traditional Flat-Woven Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This vintage Turkish Kilim rug features a vibrant red background with three central medallions woven in decorative blue and brown accents. These flat-woven rugs are recognised word...
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1940s Turkish Kilim Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

1960s, Distressed Vintage Rug in Multicolor Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 6x9 vintage rug from the works of a coveted multidisciplinary Turkish designer, among the latest to join Rug & Kilim’s curated Mid-Century Pasha collection. A gorgeous interpla...
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1960s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool

1960s Distressed Vintage Rug in Beige-Brown Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
From a coveted multidisciplinary Turkish designer, a 5x9 vintage rug of the 1960s—now joining our Mid Century Pasha collection. Exhibiting a very contemporary take on Deco sensib...
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1960s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Oriental Vintage Rug Art Deco Style Chinese Rugs, Cream Handmade Carpet Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This wool rug is one of the unusual rugs of the 1970 s which are Art Deco rugs in excellent condition with a Cream background colour contrasting the stylish border and the motives. T...
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1960s Chinese Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Oriental Vintage Rug Art Deco Style Chinese Rugs, Cream Handmade Carpet Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This wool rug is one the unusual rugs of the 1970 s which are Art Deco rugs in the excellent condition with Cream background colour contrasting the stylish border and the motives. Th...
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1960s Chinese Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Luxurious Modern Design Vintage Rug in Shades of Blue, Turquoise, Teal and Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Shades of Turquoise, blue, teal and green modern design vintage rug, Rug/ D-0604 Type/ Modern This vintage rug is one-of-a-kind with a distressed finish that emphasizes a modern. ...
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1930s Persian Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rug Handmade Carpet Turkmen Rug- Red Wool Oriental Rugs All-Over Design
Located in Hampshire, GB
This vintage rug handmade carpet all-over design is a handwoven Turkmen rug. Handwoven with an oriental design featuring intricate octagons and stars through the centre on a cream ba...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Semi Antique Hand Knotted Persian Bakhtiari Overdyed Vintage Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This is a truly genuine one-of-a-kind semi antique hand knotted Persian Bakhtiari overdyed vintage rug. It has been knotted for months and months in the centuries-old Persian weaving...
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1970s Persian Medieval Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Traditional Carpet Vintage Rug Red Oriental Rug Tribal Carpet
Located in Hampshire, GB
Upgrade your floors with this beautiful handwoven wool rug. Featuring a fantastic central medallion design woven on a red field and a highly-detailed surround design and border. This...
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1970s Azerbaijani Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Pakistani Vintage Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Late 20th century blue Pakistani rug with geometrical design and nice colors with blue field, orange, blue and beige, entirely hand knotted with wool and silk velvet on cotton founda...
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Late 20th Century Pakistani Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool

  • Pakistani Vintage Rug
  • Pakistani Vintage Rug
  • Pakistani Vintage Rug
  • Pakistani Vintage Rug
W 50.4 in. L 74.81 in.
Handmade Carpet Vintage Rug Oriental Cream Red Baluch Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant rug has been woven by hand and features a fantastic repeat pattern design woven in red and black on an ivory field. This is then enclosed by a highly-detailed repeat pat...
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1970s Afghan Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Rugs Wool Kilim Geometric Carpet Traditional Flat-Woven Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This vintage Kilim rug features a vibrant red background with three central medallions woven in decorative blue and brown accents. These flat-woven rugs are recognised word-wide du...
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1940s Caucasian Kilim Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Geometric Vintage Rug Tribal Carpet
Located in Hampshire, GB
This beautiful wool rug features a top to bottom design with an array of tribal medallions and motifs. Blue and red are the main colours woven in this rug, contrasting beautifully to...
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1990s Afghan Rustic Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Brown Handmade Carpet Vintage Rug Rust Tribal Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This rustic wool rug has been woven by hand with a fantastic diamond medallion design. Three medallions decorate the centre of this piece with a surround design adorned with floral a...
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1970s Azerbaijani Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Semi Antique Persian Hamadan Wide Runner Overdyed Vintage Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This is a truly genuine one-of-a-kind Semi Antique Persian Hamadan Wide Runner Overdyed Vintage Rug. It has been knotted for months and months in the centuries-old Persian weaving cr...
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1970s Persian Medieval Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Rust Vintage Rugs Handmade Carpet Tribal Rug, Traditional
Located in Hampshire, GB
This beautiful wool area rug has been intricately woven by hand with a delicate medallion and motif design. The central design has been woven on a deep blue background in accents of ...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Moroccan Vintage Rug Abstract Design Berber Lilac Green
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A rare vintage Berber rug from the 1980s-1990s. This stunning abstract design Berber rug was made in the late 20th century epoche. It has fantastic shiny and soft wool. It was han...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern, Vintage Rug in Multi Colors in Modern Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern, Vintage Rug in Multi Colors in Modern Design, EN-1038, Rug for Modern Interiors Rendered in diamond shapes with a spotted and speckled assortment of muted colo...
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1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Unique Handmade Carpet, Vintage Rugs and Runners Floral Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wool Ziegler style runner rug was woven by hand in Pakistan in the late 1990s. The central design features a cream background with accents of green, brown and red accents t...
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1990s Pakistani Arts and Crafts Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Pure Wool Handmade Red Overdyed Persian Tabriz Barjasta Vintage Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This is a truly genuine one-of-a-kind pure wool handmade red overdyed Persian Tabriz Barjasta Vintage Rug . It has been knotted for months and months in the centuries-old Persian wea...
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1980s Persian Tabriz Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Large Arts & Crafts Design Vintage Rug with Light Acid Green, Blush, & Brown
Located in Atlanta, GA
Arts & Crafts design vintage rug with light acid green, blush, pink and brown. Arts & Crafts design vintage rug with light acid green, blush, pink and brown, rug H-602-13, country of...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rug Handmade Carpet Large Red Oriental Wool Living Room Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This large oriental carpet is a wonderful example of Turkish carpets woven in the late 20th century. The central design has been woven on a rich red field with deep blue, green, beig...
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1970s Turkish Bohemian Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rust Vintage Rug Caucasian Handmade Rug, Red Geometric Carpet
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant floral carpet was woven by hand in the 1990s. The central design has been woven on a rich red background with geometric motifs in green, yellow, and blue accents. Both t...
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1990s Azerbaijani Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Rugs Handwoven Carpet Rug, Tribal Wool Pile Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
Upgrade your floors with this exquisite wool rug, woven by hand with a high level of detail and fantastic color pallet. The central design sits on a blue field woven in accents of re...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Rugs Wool Kilim Geometric Rust Carpet Traditional Flat-Woven Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This vintage Kilim rug features a vibrant red background with four central medallions woven in decorative rust and beige brown accents. These flat-woven rugs are recognised word-wi...
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1940s Caucasian Kilim Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Large Turkish Vintage Rug Handmade Carpet Red Wool Oriental Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This luxurious carpet has been woven with a rich wine red background with cream, blue, green and pink accents that make up the intricate, highly-decorative medallion and surrounding ...
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1970s Turkish Victorian Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Rug Handmade Carpet Oriental Moldovan Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
Handwoven red roses and their foliage sit beautifully against a deep brown background to create the centrepiece for this rug. The main border is a pink zig-zag with blue and red deta...
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1960s Moldovan Rustic Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

1960s Vintage Rug in Red, Blue, Purple Geometric Pattern, Camel Background
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, a 4 x 6 vintage rug from a bold multidisciplinary Turkish designer commemorated in Rug & Kilim’s mid-century Pasha Collection. An uncommon geometric pattern in ...
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1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Light Brown, Salmon and Navy Turkish Tulu Vintage Rug with Latticework
Located in Atlanta, GA
Light brown, Salmon and navy Turkish Tulu vintage rug with Latticework, rug en-613, country of origin / type: Turkey / Tulu, circa 1950s This vintage Turkish Tulu carpet (circa mid-...
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1950s Turkish Tulu Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Carpet Runner Oriental Wool Stair Runner Rug, Vintage Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This handwoven wool runner rug was woven by hand in 1950 and features a sophisticated repeat pattern design. Woven on a cream background with accents of red, brown green and beige th...
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1950s Azerbaijani Rustic Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Rugs, Tapestry Flemish Wall Decoration Object, Decorative Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, GB
A fabulous 19th-century handwoven tapestry in excellent condition. The scene of celebration among nature. A similar technique is used for making the tapestry as in Aubusson and Needl...
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1960s French Aubusson Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Neutral Colors Turkish Vintage Rug with Beautiful, Intricate Floral Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Muted Oushak Turkish Vintage Rug with Beautiful, Intricate Floral Design, rug en-140556, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1940 The design of this beautiful vintage O...
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1940s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Decorative Vintage Rug, Oak Brown Carpet, Tree of Life All Over Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This large oriental carpet is a beautiful example of Turkish carpets woven in the early 20th century. The all-over design of this vintage rug has been woven on a rich beige field wit...
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1950s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Light Brown, Green, and Lavender Turkish Tulu Vintage Rug with Latticework
Located in Atlanta, GA
This vintage Turkish Tulu carpet (circa mid-20th century) features an all-over pattern of vining latticework flanked by cream half-moon shapes. Colors include taupe, brown, green, an...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool

1960s Distressed Vintage Rug in Beige & Brown Honeycomb Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 5 x 9 vintage rug from the workshop of a coveted multidisciplinary Turkish designer, among the latest to join Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Pasha collection. The gorgeous interplay ...
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1960s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Oriental Runner Vintage Rug Traditional Handmade Carpet Red Wool Runner
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant wool runner rug was woven by hand in the 1950s. It features a fantastic central medallion and a highly-decorative surround design woven on a rich red field in accents of...
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1950s Afghan Rustic Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Mid-Century Tribal Moroccan Vintage Rug with Colorful, Vibrant Diamond Pattern
Located in Atlanta, GA
Measures: 6'8'' x 10'6''. This Moroccan rug has a vibrant all-over diamond geometric pattern with navy blue outlines, set on a field shaded with orange and red. The border features c...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rug Handwoven Stair Runner, Oriental Wool Carpet Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant hand made wool runner rug was constructed in 1960. The fine central design features a rich red background with brown, cream and black accents that make up the sophistica...
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1960s Azerbaijani Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Handmade Vintage Rugs, Oriental Carpet Ziegler Style Green Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wool Ziegler style runner rug was woven by hand in Pakistan in the late 1990s. The central design features a green background with accents of cream, brown and red accents t...
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1990s Pakistani Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton

Handmade Runners and Rugs, Oriental Carpet Red Wool Vintage Rugs
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wool runner rug was woven by hand and features a symmetrical repeat pattern design. Woven on a cream background with red accents. Intricately constructed with sophisticatio...
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1990s Afghan Tribal Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Arts & Crafts Design Vintage Rug with Light Acid Green, Blush, Pink and Brown
Located in Atlanta, GA
Arts & Crafts design vintage rug with light acid green, blush, pink and brown. Arts & Crafts design vintage rug with light acid green, blush, pink and brown, rug H-602-13, country of...
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1970s Turkish Sultanabad Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rugs Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Red Wool Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant piece was woven by hand and featured a rich red background with a large central medallion woven in deep blue, with a decorative surrounding design and a simple border. W...
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1960s Azerbaijani Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

1960s Distressed Vintage Rug in Beige-Brown, Blue, Green Diamond Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
From a venerated multidisciplinary Turkish designer, a 5x5 vintage rug of the 1960s—now joining our Mid Century Pasha collection. Exhibiting an intricate design, the deco style desig...
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1960s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Shades of Gray Oushak Vintage Rug from Turkey with Layered Medallion
Located in Atlanta, GA
Shades of gray Oushak vintage rug from Turkey with layered medallion, rug en-94454, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1940 This muted vintage Turkish Oushak carpet re...
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1940s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Oushak Vintage Rug from Turkey with Layered Medallion in Tan & Taupe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Shades of browns, tans, and taupe's Oushak vintage rug from Turkey with layered medallion, Keivan Woven Arts / rug/EN-176367, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1940 ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Colorful Turkish Embroidered Kilim Vintage Rug in Diamond Design & Vivid Colors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Diamond design Turkish embroidered Kilim vintage rug in Vivid colors Colorful flat-woven embroidered Kilim rug from Turkey, rug en-179666, country of origin / type: Turkey / Kilim, c...
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1970s Turkish Kilim Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Long Pakistan Vintage Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Late 20th century Pakistan corridor rug with a geometrical design and beautiful colors with blue, brown, pink and purple, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Pakistani Agra Vintage Rugs

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Wool

  • Long Pakistan Vintage Rug
  • Long Pakistan Vintage Rug
  • Long Pakistan Vintage Rug
  • Long Pakistan Vintage Rug
W 31.5 in. L 98.43 in.
Dragon Tibetan Vintage Rug
Located in New York, NY
A 3rd quarter of the 20th-century Tibetan rug with a dragon motif on a beige field Size: 4'4'' x 6'10''.  
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Late 20th Century Tibetan Tang Vintage Rugs

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Wool

Quality Handmade Carpet Grey Vintage Rug Turkish Rug Floral Gray Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
Handmade carpet made using traditional handwoven techniques of the era this 1960s Oriental Turkish rug features a floral black and white pattern and would look great as both as a cen...
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1960s Turkish Revival Vintage Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Rug Joshaghan Style
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful mid-20th century rug with a nice geometrical design and red and blue colors, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Bakshaish Vintage Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Rug Joshaghan Style
  • Vintage Rug Joshaghan Style
  • Vintage Rug Joshaghan Style
  • Vintage Rug Joshaghan Style
W 51.97 in. L 75.6 in.
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Vintage Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of vintage rugs available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct vintage rugs — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. Vintage rugs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of vintage rugs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco vintage rugs are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made vintage rugs over the years, but those made by Berber Tribes of Morocco, Mehraban Rugs and Beni M'Guild are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Vintage Rugs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,637, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $229,000 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. 

Questions About Vintage Rugs
  • Nazmiyal
    NazmiyalMarch 23, 2021
    A rug that was bathed in a bath of chemical dyes and has very bright very neon-like colors.
    1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    An overdyed rug is one that boasts extra bright and rich colors because of the multi-part dyeing process.
  • Nazmiyal
    NazmiyalMarch 23, 2021
    Those are, generally speaking, rugs that were woven around the mid 20th century.