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Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Modern Kilim Rug Geometric Kilim Area Rug Wool Cream Grey Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This bold geometric Kilim is a new modern rug woven by hand in Afghanistan. The patterns in this piece cover the whole face of this rug with eye-catching stripes, dots and oval shape...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Modern Striped Kilim Rug Handmade Carpet Blue Cream Wool Flat Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This modern flatwoven kilim is a handwoven piece constructed in Afghanistan. The design is woven with a bold stripe pattern with a simple blue and cream Scandinavian colour palette. ...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Gray, Colorful Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool, a smart Scandinavian style kilim rug from our award-winning flatweave selections of the titular collection. The almost square size graph witnesses a symmetric geom...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Empire Hand Knotted Wool Antique Reproduction Large Rug
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Imperio rug made in Spain, circa 1970. Hand knotted wool antique reproduction Measures: 300 x 300 cm.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Kilim Rug Handmade Geometric Scandinavian Style Kilim Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This modern wool ara rug is a flatwoven Kilim constructed in Afghanistan. The patterns featured are symmetrically woven and from certain angles appear to emulate a mountainous landsc...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Multicolor Runner in Distressed Style
Located in Long Island City, NY
Coming from Rug & Kilim’s commemorative Mid-Century Pasha collection, a 1960s vintage rug celebrating the works of a bold Turkish designer. Inspired from Anatolian sensibilities ...
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1960s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug by Anna-Greta Sjöqvist, Sweden, 1950’s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug by Anna-Greta Sjöqvist, Sweden, 1950’s. Knotted handwoven wool. Relief pile technique. Signed ’AGS’ Measures: L: 254 cm / 8’ 4” W: 168 cm / 5’ 6”.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Italian Short Pile Fendi Carpet, 80s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian short pile Fendi carpet, 80s. Brown short pile rug with dark green details from Fendi, 1980s. On the corners there is the logo in dark green. Perfect conditions. Meas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Austrian Rya Shag Wool Rug, 1970s
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding mid-century Danish Modern style Rya shag wool rug Produced by Thor for The Fritz and LaRue Co. Austria, 1970s Thick wool pile, with vibrant colors in various ...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Italian Short Pile Fendi Carpet, 80s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian short pile Fendi carpet, 80s Brown and beige zebra striped short pile carpet with red and black details from Fendi, 1980s. On the corners there is the logo in red. Goo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Fabric

Modern Striped Kilim Rug Handmade Carpet Mustard Yellow Wool Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This modern flatwoven Kilim is a handwoven piece constructed in Afghanistan. The design is woven with a bold stripe pattern with a simple mustard yellow and cream colour palette. Thi...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Mexican Flatweave Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful late-20th century Mexican hand-woven wool rug with a large central Aztec figure in profile, and surrounded by a brown wool border with two stripes at each end.
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Late 20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Azilal Moroccan Handmade Pink Geometric Diamond Pattern Green Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Azilal Moroccan hand-knotted wool rug with the green field. This Moroccan rug has a pink accent and beige fringes in all-over diamond patterns with different Berber...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Rya Carpet, Swedish, Colorful, Mid-Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
1950s, Swedish Rya rug with a colorful, plush wool pile. Measures: 8'3" x 11'4".
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Large Mid-Century Modern Cowhide Rug, 1960s Brazil
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Originating from Brazil, this Mid Century leather cowhide rug has a natural abrash of braun and black color with white background accents to its hide, a distinguished choice for more...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cowhide

Large and Early Märta Måås-Fjetterström Flat-Weave Carpet "Rutmattan", 1931
Located in Copenhagen, DK
MÄRTA MÅÅS-FJETTERSTRÖM - MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN This vintage Swedish flat-weave carpet was designed by Märta Maas-Fjetterström in 1931. It has a geometric pattern with very be...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Alestalon Mattokutomo, Golden and Blue Finnish Flat-Weave Rug, Finland, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alestalon Mattokutomo - golden and blue Finnish flat-weave rug, Finland, 1950s Handmade flat-weave by Alestalon Mottokutom, this exquisite and rare piece has a golden table of Cla...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Linen

Vintage Turkish Angora Blanket Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52848 vintage Turkish Angora Blanket rug with Mid-Century Modern style. With its minimalist design, plush texture, this vintage Turkish angora blanket rug is a captivating vision of ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Corneille Artwork Decorative Rug, Denmark, 1980
By Corneille 1
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and decorative rug after an artwork by Corneille, Denmark, 1980s. This decorative rug was produced by a Danish company in the 1980s. Signed Corneille on the right corner, t...
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1980s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Design Turkish Rug, Vintage Modern Carpet in Bright Yellow
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern Design Turkish Rug, Vintage Modern Carpet in Bright Yellow. Rendered in a bright yellow background with blocks of various colors, this unique rug showcases an abst...
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1950s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Geometric Beige and Blue Hand Knotted Wool Rug with Crimson Floral
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey with high-quality wool, this geometric rug enjoys minimal distress and a variety of inspirations from Khotan pieces, particularly in the Fine, elegant floral m...
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1960s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Pale Blue Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century room size Chinese rug in various shades of blue. The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky sheen to it as well.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Geometric Kilim Carpet or Rug
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Double-sided - Nice complete fringes - In style of A. Kybal.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Textile Fabric Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Double sided pillow made with a plaid pattern Turkish textile.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Turkish Konya Rug with a Modern Design in Red and Brown
Located in Atlanta, GA
Turkish Konya Rug with a Modern Design in Red and Brown. This vintage Turkish Konya displays a rich red color and an all-over modernistic design of floral-laced vines rendered in a d...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Beige and Brown Handmade Wool Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th Century Swedish Beige and Brown Handmade Wool Rug by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 3'0" × 6'0" (91 × 182 cm) This circa 1950 vintage Swedish pile area rug features a large rectang...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Velvet Lumbar Pillow Case, Made from an Uzbek Silk Velvet
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert but a bag made to the size to accommodate insert materials. Cotton in the back. Zipper closure Dry clean reccommended.  
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Silk

Traditional Mid-Century Scandinavian Area Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Traditional mid-century Scandinavian area rug by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 9'8" × 12'8" (294 × 386 cm) This mesmerizing vintage carpet circa 1950’s is an absolute icon of Swedish weavi...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Modern Kilim Flat Rug Scandinavian Geometric Wool Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This geometric kilim is a handwoven area rug constructed in Afghanistan. The design is a bold all-over pattern woven intricately with a simple colour palette including green, cream a...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Light Purple Overdyed Sparta Rug
Located in New York, NY
This light purple Turkish overdyed Sparta carpet has a pattern defined by the wear beyond the all-over general distress. Vertical and horizontal off white strips cross near the cente...
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1940s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Traditional Area Rug Handmade Wool Brown Carpet Indian Zeigler
Located in Hampshire, GB
A repeating floral geometric pattern revealed in this piece is a simple yet beautiful Ziegler rug. Woven by hand in India in the 1990s, with a subtle colour palette including a brown...
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1990s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Kilim Gashgai carpet, Anatolia, mid 20th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Kilim Gashgai carpet. Anatolia, mid 20th Century. Flat hand-woven, polychrome wool. Measures: 245 x 240 cm - 95.3 x 94.5 in Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may be applie...
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1950s Asian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Van Campen Inspired Pink and Brown Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from China between 1970-1980, this vintage rug features a rectilinear pattern inspired from the geometric portraits of Tim Van Campen. Brought to life by hand knotted, hi...
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1970s Chinese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Neutral Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
MId 20th century Neutral Color Turkish Oushak rug Measures: 6'3'' x 8'9''.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Oriental Turkmen Antique Carpet Wool Brown Cream Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This antique wool carpet was woven by hand in Afghanistan in the 1890s by Turkmen people. The central design has been woven on a brown-red background with a repeating pattern geometr...
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1890s Afghan Antique Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber

Antique Striped Carpet Zig-Zag Kilim Rug Brown Cream Wool Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine antique brown wool Kilim rug was woven by hand in the 1940s in Azerbaijan. The central design has been woven with a brown background and features a bold cream zig-zag desig...
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1940s Azerbaijani Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Mid-20th Century Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Ingegerd Silow at Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish flat weave rug by Ingegerd Silow at Doris Leslie Blau Size: 5'6" × 7'6" (167 × 228 cm). A vintage Swedish flat-weave wool rug designed by Ingegerd Silow, sig...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Striped Kilim Rug, Blue Cream Wool Handwoven Carpet Kilims
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wool Kilim is a modern handwoven flat-weave rug. Constructed with a simple stripe design in colours of blue and cream. The colour and design of this modern rug make it the ...
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Early 2000s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Distressed Tribal Style Rug in Blue, Yellow, Beige Geometric Pattern by Rug & Ki
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, an 8 x 10 distressed rug from our Homage collection boasting sharp linears in geometric patterns similar to Turkish tribal design of the 1960s. The blend of can...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Tulu Red and Multi-Color Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey in 1950, this vintage midcentury wool rug features a more contemporary approach to a Tulu rug design. Hand knotted in high quality wool, the mixed pile height...
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1950s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

5.8x9.4 Ft Vintage Handmade Floral Design Area Rug Over-Dyed in Light Blue Color
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug over-dyed in light blue featuring an all-over stylized floral design against a plain border. The rug is finely hand-knotted, has low wool pile on cotton fo...
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1960s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Tulu Rug in Soft Red, Yellow, Green, Gray Colors, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage hand knotted Turkish rug features an all-over design of kaleidoscopic floral heads in red, gold, blue and green in its field and a plain main border in red. The rug h...
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1960s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Gallery Size Vintage Czech Kilim Rug by Antonin Kybal. Size: 4' 3" x 10' 10"
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Gallery Size Vintage Antonin Kybal Czech Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Czech Rugs, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 4 ft 3 in x 10 ft 10 in (1.3 m x 3.3 m)
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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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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1950s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid Century Double Sided Yellow Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century double sided mustard yellow Swedish flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'4" × 7'10" (162 × 238 cm) This lovely vintage flat-weave is equally beautiful and practical in a ge...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Neutral Square Turkish Kilim
Located in New York, NY
20th-century neutral color kilim with a striped design Measures: 5' x 5'10".
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat Woven Rug by Mary Sanberg 'MS' at Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat woven rug by Mary Sanberg (MS) at Doris Leslie Blau Size: 5'5" × 8'3" (165 × 251 cm) This lovely vintage Swedish flat-weave vintage rug was created by the Mary S...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Izu, Michael Berman Collection from Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
In Izu, flatweave and pile are joined in a tactile and syncopated composition of horizontal green-gold shapes on mossy gray flatweave. Izu is a rug for the senses. Refined design is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug “The girl in the window” Designed by Edna Martin, Sweden, 1956
Located in Stockholm, SE
Monogram signed SH. Flat woven rug. Measures: W: 167 cm / 5 5'1/2" L: 254.5 cm / 8 4'1/6".
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Fabric

Mid-20th century Swedish Brown Beige Gray Blue Flat-Weave Rug by Ingegerd Silow
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish brown, beige, grey, blue flat-weave wool rug by Ingegerd Silow Size: 5'6" × 7'8" (167 × 233 cm) What makes vintage Swedish rugs so special is not only their ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modernist Vintage Hook Rug/Wall Hanging Musical Motif
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist vintage hook rug/wall hanging, musical Motif, in the manner of Picasso, excellent original condition, nice use of color, texture and space.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th century Spanish Blue, Ivory Handmade Wool Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Spanish blue, ivory handmade wool rug by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 6'0" × 8'9" (182 × 266 cm) This vintage Spanish rug is permeated with European elegance and southern...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Khotan Style Handmade Golden Geometric Floral Wool Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Khotan hand-knotted wool runner with a golden field. This Modern runner has red, blue, green, and ivory accents in a gorgeous all-over geometric floral design. Th...
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2010s Pakistani Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Handmade Wool Rug in Blue by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th Century Moroccan Handmade Wool Rug in Blue by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 6'1" × 5'8" (185 × 172 cm). Authentic Moroccan rugs have been a symbol of good taste since the mid-20th...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Hand-knotted Vintage Persian Qum Rug in Beige-Brown Medallion Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Persia circa 1950-1960, this vintage Persian rug is a distinct piece of its Qum design lineage with fabulous aesthetics and natural silk composition. The vision of t...
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1950s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Silk

Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug With Modern Cabin Style
Located in Dallas, TX
20443 Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug With Modern Cabin Style. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug features an all-over geometric lozenge trellis composed of diagonal rows...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

1960s Abstract Wool Carpet by Greif,Denmark
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Danish Modern Rya Shag Wool Rug, 1970s
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding mid-century Danish Modern Rya shag wool rug By Dania Taepper Denmark, 1970s Thick wool pile, with vibrant colors in red, pink, and brown. Measures: 8'2" x ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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