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Antique Zeychour Caucasian Kuba Rug
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century Caucasian Zeychour Kuba rug. A subtype of the Kuba rug, antique Seychour (also known as Seichur and Zeychour) rugs are made in the small town of Yukhari-Zeykhu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1870s, 1B665
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Caucasian Kazak rug in original good condition. This rug is from the end of 19th century made in unusual design.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Antique Distressed Caucasian Gendje Rug, 1870s, 1B717
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Caucasian rug in distressed condition, from the end of 19th century.  
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Antique 1870s Asian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Shirvan Rug
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian shirvan rug from the early part of the 20th century. Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district village are still considered one of the ...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian International Style Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
W 42 in. L 66 in.
Tribal Antique Shirvan Rug
Located in New York, NY
An intermediate size antique Shirvan rug woven in the Caucasian mountainous region.
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian shirvan rug from the end of the 19th century. 3'9'' x 5'3'' Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district village are still considered one o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
W 45 in. L 63 in.
Antique Shirvan Short Runner
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian Shirvan rug from the early 20th century. Colorful geometric design on a navy blue field. Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district vill...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1880s, 1B758
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Caucasian Kazak rug in red and beige shades. The rug is from the end of 19th century in original condition, it has some low pile, a little cut on one side. -condi...
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, 1880s, 1B760
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Caucasian Kazak rug in red and yellow shades. The rug is from the end of 19th century from Russia in original good condition. -condition: original good, -circa...
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Seychour Caucasian Rug, 3'8" x 5'7"
Located in Evanston, IL
The Caucasus is bounded by the rugged mountains and lush valleys of Kurds Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. This cultural melting pot was populated by Armenian dyers and weavers, Azer...
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Antique 1880s Persian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Caucasian, Kilim 6'3" x 10'0"
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian - Kilim measures: 6'3" x 10'0".
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Rugs, Karabagh Antique Oriental Rugs, Caucasian Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This red rug is a rare antique Caucasian designed Armenian Karabagh. This tribal rug is a one-of-a-kind treasure in the weaving world. The geometric rug design name is Karaghashli. L...
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Vintage 1930s Azerbaijani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Karabagh Antique Carpet Caucasian Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This red rug is a rare antique Caucasian designed Armenian Karabagh. This tribal rug is a one-of-a-kind treasure in the weaving world. The geometric rug design name is Karaghashli. L...
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Vintage 1930s Azerbaijani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Karabagh Antique Oriental Rugs, Caucasian Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This red rug is a rare antique Caucasian designed Armenian Karabagh. This tribal rug is a one-of-a-kind treasure in the weaving world. The geometric rug design name is Karaghashli. L...
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Vintage 1930s Azerbaijani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Karabagh Antique Oriental Rugs, Karakashli Caucasian Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This red rug is a rare antique Caucasian designed Armenian Karabagh. This tribal rug is a one-of-a-kind treasure in the weaving world. The geometric rug design name is Karaghashli. L...
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Vintage 1930s Azerbaijani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Geometric Kilim Rugs Caucasian Kilims Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An elegant geometric all-over design decorates this fine antique Caucasian kilim. They were woven in the 1920s with fine, hand-spun wool. The colours in this antique rug come from or...
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Mid-20th Century Central Asian Mid-Century Modern Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique, Fine, Caucasian Carpet, Rug, Hand Knotted
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand knotted. Strong natural colors. Beautiful pattern. The carpet is in an age-related condition. The images are part of the article description. On request, we clean the car...
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Antique 19th Century Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Carpet
Located in Savannah, GA
Handwoven in the Caucas Mountains this lovely carpet features powerful graphics including good luck symbols. Nice coloration. See measurements below.
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Antique Late 19th Century Kazakhstani Kazak Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Antique Rug Oriental Caucasian Rug, Geometric Tribal Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Are you looking for an antique rug to enhance your bedroom or living room? This beautiful wool rug is sure to make the perfect accent rug. The design has been woven by hand and featu...
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Vintage 1970s Azerbaijani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Wool Area Rug, Oriental Brown Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This fine wool rug is a great example of oriental rugs woven in the early 20th century. The central design features a bold medallion pattern woven in deep blue, orange and beige on a...
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Vintage 1910s Azerbaijani Mid-Century Modern Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Traditional Kilim Rug Kurdish Caucasian Kilims Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This beautiful antique Caucasian rug has been woven with a fantastic all-over design with a blue background and green, brown and cream accents that make up the repeat floral pattern....
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Kilims Handmade Carpet Caucasian Kilim Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This fantastic Kilim Rug features a traditional geometric design woven in brown accents on a rust-red background. The all-over design has been woven symmetrically and evokes a modern...
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Vintage 1960s Azerbaijani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rare Antique Rugs, Caucasian Carpet from Karabagh, Gold Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This is an antique Caucasian tribal rug from Karabagh. It is a geometric rug with an excellent colour combination and the contrasting gold, purple and rust colours, look unique on t...
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Vintage 1930s Azerbaijani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Runner Caucasian Handmade Carpet Runners, Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet oriental rug born out of nomadic traditions, this antique striped rug from Ganjeh features a spectacular array of modular stripes and classical border motifs that hav...
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Antique 1870s Caucasian Other Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Traditional Antique Carpet, Orange Wool Caucasian Runner Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The multi-layered border is beautifully woven with a repeat pattern throughout. The contrast between the orange and brown hues works perfectly to create this eye-catching one of a ki...
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Vintage 1910s Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Kazak Rug, Handmade Carpet Blue Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An excellent handwoven Kazak rug example of Caucasian handmade carpet rug weaving from the Kazak region. Though this dark blue rug has a Shiny background and 3 stylish Central Medall...
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Carpet
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century carpet handwoven by the tribes of Caucasus. The featuring floral and geometric patterns with three hexagon within hexagon medallions. Stunning color and incredible detai...
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Antique Late 19th Century Kazakhstani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rugs Blue Caucasian Kazak Rugs, Geometric Carpet Livingroom Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Kazak rugs have primarily been produced as village productions rather than city pieces. Made from materials particular to individual tribal provinces and the rugs of the Caucasus typ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Carpet Armenian Rug, Blue and Orange Caucasian Carpet Living Room Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The design features various animal motifs which derive from local tribes. Fine details have been handwoven with intricacy to reveal both animal and floral motifs. Contrasting colors ...
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Vintage 1920s Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Rug Kilim Traditional Carpet Antique Rugs, Caucasian Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This antique Kilim has been woven to perfection on looms of master weavers of Caucasia in the 1920s. The design features a repeat motif pattern that has been woven by hand to create ...
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Vintage 1920s Azerbaijani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton

Antique Rugs Caucasian Traditional Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Area Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet handsome antique Caucasian rug is a phenomenal and truly archetypal example of regional oriental rugs from the Azerbaijani village of Karakashly. This local vari...
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Vintage 1940s Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique, Fine, Caucasian Carpet, Rug, Kazak, Hand Knotted
Located in Berlin, DE
Hand knotted. Strong natural colors. Beautiful pattern. The carpet is in an age-related (good) condition. The images are part of the article description. On request, we clean ...
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20th Century Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rugs Caucasian Traditional Rug, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Area Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet handsome antique Caucasian rug is a phenomenal and truly archetypal example of regional orinetal rugs from the Azerbaijani village of Karakashly. This local vari...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Red Handmade Carpet, Caucasian Shirvan Red Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Antique Rug Caucasian Kazak, circa the 1890s, oriental rugs design. fantastic Patterned rugs from the 18th century using vibrant colours and geometric designs and can be a very elega...
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Kazak Rugs, Blue Geometric Hand made Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Kazak rugs have primarily been produced as village productions rather than city pieces. Made from materials particular to individual tribal provinces and the rugs of the Caucasus typ...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Wool Carpet, Area Rug Oriental Brown Blue
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This unique small handwoven Caucasian wool rug has been constructed with three highly-decorative tribal medallions on a rich red-brown background with accents of cream, blue, yellow ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Azerbaijani Rustic Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

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

Handwoven Rare Antique Rug Caucasian Runner Rug Long Wool Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This unique handwoven wool rug has been woven with three highly-decorative tribal motif medallions on a rich red background with accents of cream, blue and green. Both the color and ...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Traditional Oriental Rug Caucasian Handmade Carpet for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This handmade carpet is an exceptional example of Causation all-over patterned rugs. This geometric oriental rug is in an excellent condition, circa the 1870s. These small rugs are f...
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rugs, Red Handmade Carpet, Caucasian Shirvan Red Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Antique rug Caucasian Kazak, circa 1900-1910, oriental rugs design. Fantastic Patterned rugs from the 19th century using vibrant colors and geometric designs and can be a very elegan...
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Antique Rugs Caucasian Kuba, Sumakh Kilim Rugs, Floor Rugs, Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Handmade carpet Kuba Soumakh is often decorated with large abstract intended medallions arranged in a well-organized format, and this composition appears from the number of such orie...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kilim Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Rare Antique Rug Caucasian Rug Handmade Carpet Oriental Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
An excellent example of traditional Caucasian carpet Oriental rug weaving from the Kazak region. These Medallion ground design patterned rugs can be the best element of home decor ob...
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Vintage 1950s Caucasian Country Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Rug Caucasian Karabagh, Handmade Carpet Oriental Rug, Floral Area Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This colorful rug was handwoven and hand-dyed using traditional vegetable dye techniques in Karabagh. Using only the highest quality wool and cotton this handmade rug has light blue,...
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Vintage 1950s Caucasian Bohemian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Quality Antique Rug Caucasian Karabagh Rug, Handmade Carpet Tribal Oriental Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Antique rug with two stunning central motifs floats on a dark brown and yellow polka-dot background with contrasting tones of yellow and purple. A Handmade carpet with rich 6 layer b...
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Late 20th Century Azerbaijani Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Handmade Carpet Oriental Antique Rug, Red Wool Caucasian Carpet for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Enjoy this appealing Caucasian rug with its a multi-layered border and eye-catching centrepiece. Rich red tones have been paired with golds and beiges to create an intricately hand-w...
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Vintage 1940s Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 4' 2'' x 5' 9''.
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Vintage 1910s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 50 in. L 69 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 3' 6'' x 5' 10''.
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 42 in. L 70 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 3'9" x 12'3".
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Vintage 1910s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 45 in. L 147 in.
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

Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 4'0" x 4'9".
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 48 in. L 57 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 6'6" x 12'2".
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 78 in. L 146 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 4'0" x 12'0".
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 48 in. L 144 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug. Size: 3'8" x 11'0". Navy background.  
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Antique 1870s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 44 in. L 132 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, size: 3'10" x 8'0".
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Antique 1880s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 46 in. L 96 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug. Meaures: 3'6" x 5'0".
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 42 in. L 60 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, measures: 3'6" x 4'6".
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 42 in. L 54 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, measures: 6'8" x 7'9".
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 80 in. L 93 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, measures: 4'0" x 4'8".
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Antique 1890s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 48 in. L 56 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug, measures: 3'9" x 8'3".
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Antique 1880s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 45 in. L 99 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Caucasian rug 3'5" x 9'5".
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Antique Early 1900s Caucasian Caucasian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 50 in. L 113 in.
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Antique Caucasian Rug Carpet For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the antique caucAsian rug carpet you’re looking for. An antique caucAsian rug carpet — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. Find 1786 options for an antique or vintage antique caucAsian rug carpet now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the antique caucAsian rug carpet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right antique caucAsian rug carpet, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Folk Art styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one antique caucAsian rug carpet that is appealing in its simplicity, but Ben Soleimani and Mehraban Rugs produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Caucasian Rug Carpet?

Prices for an antique caucAsian rug carpet can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $145 and can go as high as $90,000, while the average can fetch as much as $5,747.

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.