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Handmade Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug With Silk, 1980s, 1Q0031
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Tabriz style rug with silk highlights. The rug is in original good condition from the end of 20th century. - Condition: original good, - circa 1980s, - Size...
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Vintage 1980s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Mahi Design Tabriz Rug with Traditional Style
Located in Dallas, TX
This hand-knotted wool vintage Mahi Design Persian Tabriz rug features a center medallion with an allover pattern surrounded by a classic border creating a well-balanced and timeless...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This luxurious Tabriz revival is nothing shy of elegance and artistry. A traditional creation encompasses the beauty and sophistication of traditional Persian designs in cream and br...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 135 in. L 195 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This meticulous hand-spun wool Tabriz rug features a neutral palette that makes this suitable for a whole host of applications. Series of embellishments in an allover design that mat...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 151 in. L 255 in.
Hand-Knotted Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug in Green and Beige-Brown Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool circa 1950-1960, a vintage 11x14 Tabriz rug enjoying a dense floral pattern in a spectrum of lively hues sitting majestically on a beige background for an opulen...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug with Art Nouveau Rococo Style
Located in Dallas, TX
   74837 Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug with Art Nouveau Rococo Style 04'10 X 06'04. Ornate details and effortless beauty with romantic connotations, this hand knotted wool vintage Persi...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the second half of the 20th century.
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Vintage 1970s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Vintage Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 6' x 9'.4. This vintage Persian...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 72 in. L 112 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Vintage Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. Its measures are: 9'.1 x 12'.1 This vintage Persia...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 109 in. L 145 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Persian Tabriz rug Size: 9'1" × 12'10" (276 × 391 cm) An early 20th century antique Tabriz rug from Northwest Persia, the abrashed brown field with an ornate all-over desig...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 109 in. L 154 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian pictorial Tabriz rug from the mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Persian Tabriz rug Size: 10'4" × 14'5" (314 × 439 cm) A late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, having an abrashed brown field with a dense beige and sand trellis ove...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 124 in. L 173 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
This vintage Persian rug features a center medallion design in a neutral color palette with brown outlines. Measures: 3.3 x 5.0.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Persian Tabriz rug Size: 11'8" × 19'9" (355 × 601 cm) An antique Persian Tabriz carpet featuring a golden field beneath a lively trellis of arabesque vinery and finely-draw...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 140 in. L 237 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 6'.8 x 7'.9 This vintage Persia...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 7'.6 x 11'.2 This Tabriz Rug was made i...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 90 in. L 134 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 7'.10 x 11'.10 This vintage Per...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 94 in. L 142 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 7' x 10'.5 This vintage Persian...
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Vintage 1960s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 84 in. L 125 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Turkish Persian formal scatter rug in royal hues.
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20th Century Turkish Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 120 in. L 142 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz rug from the mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century. Since the 19th century, Iran started exporting artisan carpets around the world, especially to Europe. Ar...
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Vintage 1940s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Cotton, Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 79 in. L 118 in.
Large Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug 9 ft 7 in x 15 ft 7 in
Located in New York, NY
Breathtaking Large Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, country of origin / rug type: Persian rug, circa mid 20th century. Size: 9 ft 7 in x 15 ft 7 in (2.92 m x 4.75 m)
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 37 in. L 176 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz rug from the mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 78 in. L 107 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug Size: 12'10" × 17'3" (391 × 525 cm) A finely-woven early 20th century Persian Tabriz carpet, the light brown field with an dense overall design of palmette...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 154 in. L 207 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

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W 133 in. L 170 in.
Fine Red Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Hand Knotted, circa 1950s
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine red vintage Tabriz Persian rug, hand knotted, circa 1950s Design: Center Medalion A Tabriz rug/carpet is a type in the general category of Persian carpets from the city of...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 9 ft 11 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Fine Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th century. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 9 ft 11 in (2.01 m x 3.02 m).
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug with Warm, Neutral Colors
Located in Dallas, TX
60728, distressed vintage Tabriz rug with warm, neutral colors. A beautiful bounty of Herati, acanthus leaves, florals, blooming palmettes, and peonies fill the center field of this ...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Gustavian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Hunting Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 9 ft 8 in x 14 ft
Located in New York, NY
Elaborately Fine Yellow Color Hunting Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 550, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. S...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Tabriz Distressed Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This Tabriz rug has a pile weave texture. This vintage distressed Persian Tabriz rug pattern consists of medallions surrounded by arabesques. Rug number: 27103 Size: 9' 1" x ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Geometric Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 8 ft 3 in x 12 ft 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Geometric Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 450, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size: 8 ft 3 in x 1...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Taupe Background Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 8 ft 2 in x 12 ft
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Taupe Background Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 500, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size: 8 ft 2...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage distressed Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 5'.10 x 12'.1 This v...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 6'.10 x 10'.10 This Tabriz rug was made...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Gorgeous Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Measures: 8.2” x 11” The city of Tabriz is situated 600 km west of Teheran and one of the largest cities in Iran and also the capital in the province of Azerbajdzjan. The population...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 3'.3 x 9'.10 This Tabriz rug was made i...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 6'.2 x 9'.7 This Tabriz rug was made in...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Gorgeous Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Measures: 9'.9 x 12'.8 A hand-knotted vintage Persian Tabriz rug with a floral design on a beige field. Accents of green and blue throughout the piece.
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Vintage 1920s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Oversized Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Oversized vintage Persian Tabriz rug Size: 14'2" × 28'0" (431 × 853 cm) One of DLB’s exceptional early 20th century antique Persian Tabriz rugs having a midnight blue field under a...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage distressed Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 8'.5 x 11'.4 This vi...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage distressed Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. Its measures are: 8'.7 x 12'.2 This vin...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful vintage distressed Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. It's measures are: 9' x 12' This vintag...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz rug from the late 20th century. Measures: 2' 0" x 3' 5"
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Late 20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Distressed Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful Persian Tabriz hand-knotted design rug will make your floor look splendid. This collection is made in wool. Its measures are: 10'x 13'.6 This Tabriz rug was made in I...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A mid-20th century Persian Tabriz carpet in the style of Turkish Damali rugs. Damali rugs are typically in a checkered or diamond-checkered pattern, hence the name "dama" which trans...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Mid-Century Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Pictorial Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz carpet from the mid-20th century with a pictorial design.
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Secaucus, NJ
The soft and gentle colors and design in this Tabriz is enhanced by the central design of leaves seeming to dance around a soft mist, the deep navy border set off the picture to perf...
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

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W 131 in. L 210 in.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Tabriz rug from the mid-20th century. Although there is a vertical central axis, the arrayed palmettes are a different one from another on the brick ground. The dra...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Victorian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Animal Motif Silk & Wool Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 10' 4" x 15' 9"
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent Animal Motif Silk and Wool Large Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 10 ft 4 in x 15 ft 9 i...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Round Fine Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 8 ft 6 in x 8 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Intricate Round Fine Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 650, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size: 8 ft 6 in x ...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Fine Floral Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 8 ft 1 in x 12 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Fine Floral Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: 20th century. Size: 8 ft 1 in x 12 ft 3 in (2.46 m x 3.73 m).
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Navy Background Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 8 ft 3 in x 12 ft
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and Very Fine Navy Background Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch: 500, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Square Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 9 ft 8 in x 9 ft 11 in
Located in New York, NY
Elaborate Square Fine Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 500, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size: 9 ft 8 in x...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Large Geometric Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 13 ft x 19 ft 4 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Large Geometric Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 500, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size: 13 ft x...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Fine Gharebaghi Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 8 ft 3 in x 11 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and Extremely Fine Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch: 725, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century. Size: 8 ft 3 in...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Fine Silk and Gold Thread Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug. Size: 9' 11" x 13' 5"
Located in New York, NY
Breathtakingly beautiful and Very Fine Silk and Gold Thread Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch: 625, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Lat...
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Gold

Vintage Persian Tabriz Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Persian Tabriz hand knotted wool rug with a beige field and multi-color accents in all-over geometric floral design. This rug measures: 9'9" x 13'0".
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Late 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

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Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage tabriz Persian rug available at 1stDibs. Each vintage tabriz Persian rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and silk. There are 743 variations of the antique or vintage vintage tabriz Persian rug you’re looking for, while we also have 12 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a vintage tabriz Persian rug — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each vintage tabriz Persian rug bearing Modern, Industrial or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made vintage tabriz Persian rug has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Mehraban Rugs and Keivan Woven Arts are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug?

Prices for a vintage tabriz Persian rug can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $149 and can go as high as $226,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,699.

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.