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Original Vintage Poster, Olympic Runners, Munich Games, 1973 Sports Poster
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Artist: Anonymous Year: 1973 Dimensions: 92 x 64cm Condition: Excellent condition Format: Linen backed.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

Vintage Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind vintage Persian Heriz runner. 3'6" x 11'1"
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Hamadan Style Runner, 1960s, 1C663
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage runner from Middle East in original good condition. It has been made in wool in the middle of 20th century. This runner is machine made. - Condition: original good, - c...
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Vintage 1960s Asian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage American Hooked Runner, 1960s, 1C701
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage American Hooked runner in original condition, it has some age discolorations. The rug is from the middle of 20th century made in wool. - Condition: original, some...
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Vintage 1960s American North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Sarouk Style Runner, 1970s, 1C691
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Sarouk runner in original good condition. The rug is from the end of 20th century made in red wool. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1970s, - Size: 2.6' ...
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Vintage 1970s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Turkish Melas Runner, 1950s, 1C689
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Turkish Melas runner made in wool. The rug is from midcentury, in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1950s, - Size: 2.5' x 9' (76c...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Karajeh Style Runner, 1960s, 1C686
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Karajeh narrow runner in original good condition. The rug is from the middle of the 20th century made in wool. - Condition: original good, - circa 1960s, - ...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Hamadan Style Runner, 1960s, 1C616
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Hamadan runner in red wool. This rug has been made in the middle of 20th century in Middle East region. -condition: original good, -circa 1960s, -size: 2.6'...
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Vintage 1960s Asian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Hamadan Style Runner, 1960s, 1C378
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique Hamadan runner in good original condition. The rug is in white, red and blue shades. Measures: 2.6' x 6.8' (80 cm x 207 cm).
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Vintage 1960s Asian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Hamadan Style Runner, 1970s, 1C303
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage Persian Hamadan runner in original good condition and in red shade. The rug is thick with the full pile of soft wool.  
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Vintage 1970s Asian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Malayer Style Runner, 1920s, 1C323
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Rare and beautiful antique Malayer runner in original good condition. The rug made in navy blue, red, orange and olive green shades.   
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, 1940s, 1C515
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage woollen Turkish Oushak runner in original good condition. It is in bright red shades with sky blue medallions. The wool is very soft which is typical for Oushak rugs.  
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, 1940s, 1C520
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Turkish Oushak runner from the mid-20th century in unusual tribal design. The rug is very narrow and made in soft wool. Design is very unusual and contains shades of: brown, peach, b...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Runner, 1970s, 1C665
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage runner from China made in yellow wool. The rug is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1970s, - Size: 2.3' x ...
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Ardabil Kilim Style Runner, 1950s, 1C355
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique Ardabil Kilim style in original condition. Very nice combination of colours. This rug is semi-antique. It is in original condition, has no holes, but it has some colour run f...
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Vintage 1950s Asian Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Tibetan Modern Runner with Silk, 1980s, 1B770
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage silver Tibetan runner with silk highlights. it is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. ? -condition: original good, -circa: 1980s, -size:...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Yellow Vintage Turkish Runner
Located in New York, NY
Rare yellow color vintage Turkish Konya small runner.
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Mid-20th Century Caucasian Bohemian Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Runner Rug, Ivory Handmade Bukhara Carpet Runners for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Bokhara rugs and hallway runners are hand knotted in Pakistan by master weavers in a traditional elephant's foot motif. The 100% Wool pile is dyed and washed to create a lustre that ...
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Vintage 1950s Afghan Kazak Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Runners Handmade Carpet Oriental Rugs Red Wool Stair Runner
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This fine wool runner rug was woven by hand in Azerbaijan and features a fantastic geometric repeat pattern. Woven in beige, cream and green on a red background with a repeat pattern...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Rustic Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Moroccan African Tuareg Vintage Runner Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan nomadic African Tuareg rug runner with wool and cotton embroidered geometrical modernist designs. This rug was used for room separation in the Berber tents. Those ...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Handmade Rugs Oriental Carpet Runner and Rugs, Red Wool Vintage Runner
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This elegant runner rug was woven by hand in 1950 and features a fantastic repeat pattern design. The central design features a red background with brown and cream accents that make ...
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Vintage 1950s Azerbaijani Rustic Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Caucasian Vintage Runner Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug Wool Stair Runner
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Featuring highly-detailed central medallions on a deep blue background with intricate details. The central design is then enclosed by a rich beige, blue and red layered border. This...
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Late 20th Century Afghan Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
52498 vintage Turkish Oushak runner with modern Amish-Shaker style, hallway runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak hallway runner creates a stylish runway for nearly a...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Pakistani Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Little vintage Pakistani runner with beautiful decorative design and nice colors, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Pakistani Rustic Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Pakistani Runner
  • Vintage Pakistani Runner
  • Vintage Pakistani Runner
  • Vintage Pakistani Runner
W 25.2 in. L 73.63 in.
Vintage Oushak Runner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An early 20th century hand knotted runner from Central Anatolia with pleasing natural colors and wool pile on wool foundation. Good condition, sturdy and as clean as a brand new rug.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
W 42.52 in. L 143.71 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage late 20th century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds running the length of the rug.
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Late 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 23.5 in. L 101 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful 21st century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds running the length of the rug.
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Late 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 23.5 in. L 103 in.
Vintage Malayer Runner
Located in New York, NY
Vintage decorative Persian Malayer rug in rustic tones.
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20th Century Persian Industrial Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Malayer Runner
  • Vintage Malayer Runner
  • Vintage Malayer Runner
  • Vintage Malayer Runner
W 38 in. L 81 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful 21st century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful all-over tone on tone woven diamond pattern surrounded by a simple border.
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 26 in. L 99.5 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful 21st century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds with orange stitched outlines.
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 24 in. L 103 in.
Vintage Scandinavian Runner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a Scandinavian flat-weave runner, circa mid-20th century, signed by the designer. It features a quadrated pattern running the down the field surrounded by a jigsaw border. It...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

Vintage Anatolian Runner
Located in New York, NY
Colorful Mid-Century narrow and long Turkish Anatolian runner. Orange field with lime green, turquoise, hot pink and blue accents. Size is original which makes it more spectacular.
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20th Century Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
W 23 in. L 202 in.
Vintage Moroccan Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful brilliantly colored vintage Moroccan runner with an all-over geometric pattern of triangles and diamonds woven in crimson, orange, gold, and hints of violet. The border i...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
W 55 in. L 130 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage late 20th century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds running the length of the rug.
Category

Late 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 23 in. L 103 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage late 20th century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds running the length of the rug.
Category

Late 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 25 in. L 99.5 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage late 20th century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds running the length of the rug.
Category

Late 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 24.5 in. L 101 in.
Vintage Oushak Runner
Located in New York, NY
Classic vintage Oushak runner with three medallions occupied by an elaborate border.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish American Colonial Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
W 36 in. L 152 in.
Vintage Gabbeh Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful 21st century Persian Gabbeh runner with a beautiful tone on tone woven pattern containing multiple diamonds running the length of the rug.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
  • Vintage Gabbeh Runner
W 25 in. L 96 in.
Vintage Turkish Runner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage Swedish flat-woven runner from the mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Turkish Runner
W 13.2 in. L 37.2 in.
Vintage Lillian Runner
Located in New York, NY
This Hamadan region village red runner displays eight petal large rosettes and dynamic leaves with supporting lesser rosettes and palmettes in shades pf pale green, navy, cream and b...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Lillian Runner
  • Vintage Lillian Runner
  • Vintage Lillian Runner
  • Vintage Lillian Runner
W 36 in. L 174 in.
Vintage Khotan Runner
Located in New York, NY
The recto and verso are identical in this worn pileless Xinjiang oasis town runner. Only the border displays traces of the Yun-tsao Tou volute cloud border.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Khotan Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Khotan Runner
  • Vintage Khotan Runner
  • Vintage Khotan Runner
  • Vintage Khotan Runner
W 35 in. L 151 in.
Vintage Anatolian Runner
Located in New York, NY
A weather textured mid-20th Turkish Anatolian runner.
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20th Century Turkish Art Deco More Carpets

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
  • Vintage Anatolian Runner
W 27 in. L 83 in.
Vintage Oushak Runner
Located in Atlanta, GA
This beautiful Oushak runner features a Classic Oushak design, which is enhanced by lustrous wool. The faint ivory or champagne ground is home to three elegant sea-foam green/ blue m...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
W 39 in. L 116 in.
Vintage Malayer Runner
Located in New York, NY
This circa 1920 antique Malayer runner rug features an all-over design of floral and geometric abstractions, as well as the Herati pattern (also known as the "fish pattern") - a styl...
Category

Early 20th Century Persian Malayer Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Malayer Runner
  • Vintage Malayer Runner
  • Vintage Malayer Runner
  • Vintage Malayer Runner
W 46 in. L 158 in.
Vintage Kilim Runner
Located in New York, NY
Rare size vintage Turkish Kilim runner. Original size meant for a long and narrow hallway.
Category

20th Century Turkish Bohemian Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Kilim Runner
  • Vintage Kilim Runner
  • Vintage Kilim Runner
  • Vintage Kilim Runner
W 22 in. L 211 in.
Vintage Oushak Runner
Located in Atlanta, GA
This unique Oushak runner features a geometric pattern inspired by tribal design. The unique tribal motifs, coupled with pink and light blue hues, culminate in a highly decorative an...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
  • Vintage Oushak Runner
W 44 in. L 138 in.
Vintage Turkish Runner
Located in New York, NY
A narrow vintage turkish runner in predominant bright cherry red.
Category

20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Turkish Runner
W 18 in. L 123 in.
Vintage Armenian Runner
Located in New York, NY
A narrow one of a kind runner with a nomadic, geometric motif.
Category

20th Century Armenian Tribal Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Armenian Runner
  • Vintage Armenian Runner
  • Vintage Armenian Runner
  • Vintage Armenian Runner
W 26 in. L 123 in.
Vintage Caucasian Chirwan Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful vintage runner with nice chirwan design and beautiful colors with green field, yellow, purple and pink, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
Category

Late 20th Century Azerbaijani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Caucasian Chirwan Runner
  • Vintage Caucasian Chirwan Runner
  • Vintage Caucasian Chirwan Runner
  • Vintage Caucasian Chirwan Runner
W 31.5 in. L 110.24 in.
Handmade Stair Runner, Vintage Afghan Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This truly unique wool rug features a fantastic all-over design woven with an elaborate Repeat pattern woven with a fantastic color palette. Yellow, pink, red and blue accents decora...
Category

1990s Afghan Tribal Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Vintage Turkish Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage runner Turkish hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 2'.7 x 10' This vintage runner T...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Runner Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Runner Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Runner Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Runner Rug
W 31 in. L 120 in.
Vintage Persian Yazd Runner, Long Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
76575 vintage Persian Yazd runner, long hallway runner. Displaying balanced symmetry and bold botanical pattern, this hand knotted wool vintage Persian Yazd runner astounds with its ...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
52410 Distressed Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Tribal Style Hallway Runner 03'09 x 09'01. This hand-knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner features a triple medallion design of ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Wide Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
52420 vintage Turkish Oushak runner, wide hallway runner. With its bright red field and faded eggplant spandrels, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner is a woven beau...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Wide Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
50288, vintage Turkish Oushak runner, wide hallway runner. Dazzling like a tilt a whirl of flower petals, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner features a playful, col...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Persian Azerbaijan Runner, Wide Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
76528 Vintage Persian Azerbaijan runner, Wide Hallway runner 03'08 X 10'04. This hand knotted wool antique-washed vintage Persian Azerbaijan runner features alternating stepped and r...
Category

Mid-20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Wide Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
51792, vintage Turkish Oushak runner, wide hallway runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner features four cusped medallions floating in an abrashed field. Complem...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner, Wide Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
52388, vintage Turkish Oushak runner, wide hallway runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner features five floral lobed diamond-shaped medallions spread across an ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Persian Hussainabad Hamadan Runner, Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
76135, vintage Persian Hussainabad Hamadan runner, hallway runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Persian Hussainabad Hamadan runner features a graphic all-over Herati pattern on an ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Persian Malayer Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Turkish Anatolian Runner
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Turkish Anatolian runner in various hues of tan and ivory. Anatolian rugs are weaved in Anatolia or Asia Minor where rugs are known for their central medallion and symmetri...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish More Carpets

Materials

Wool

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Vintage Runner For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage runner available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and cotton, every vintage runner was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a vintage runner, we have 2395 options in-stock, while there are 12 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage runner, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each vintage runner bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. A well-made vintage runner has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Berber Tribes of Morocco, Zeki Müren and Mehraban Rugs are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Runner?

A vintage runner can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,497, while the lowest priced sells for $119 and the highest can go for as much as $90,000.

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.