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Rugs and Carpets For Sale
21st Cent Warm Ivory Wool Durable Rug by Deanna Comellini In Stock 170x240 cm
Located in Bologna, IT
G.T.DESIGN’s "Lanagrossa" in the color Bianco (Warm White), is a modern rug in pure wool in warm neutral hues. A design of Deanna Comellini, Creative Director of the Italian manufact...
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2010s Indian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Small Scatter Size Tribal Geometric Antique Turkish Yastic Rug 1'11" x 3'
Located in New York, NY
Lovely Small Scatter Size Red Blue Tribal Geometric Antique Turkish Yastic Rug, Country of origin: Turkish Rugs, Circa date: 1900
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20th Century Turkish Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Vintage Small Turkish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mini size mid 20th century Turkish Anatolian rug Measures: 1'6'' x 2'10''
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Mid-20th Century Adirondack Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique French Aubusson Tapestry Rare Wool & Silk Renaissance 4x5 1890 132x155cm
Located in New York, NY
Antique French Aubusson Tapestry Rare Wool & Silk Renaissance c.1890 4'4" x 5'1" 132 cm x 155cm "This is an outstanding antique French Aubusson tapestry- This piece incorporates ...
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1890s French Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Afghan Baluch Collectible Rug 1.3' x 2, 1940s - 1N05
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Elevate your collection with this Handmade Vintage Afghan Baluch Collectible Rug. Dating back to the 1940s, this exquisite piece measures 1.3' x 2' and features a unique repeating an...
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1940s Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Turkish Yastik Rug 1.7' x 2.6', 1950s, 1C1090
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Condition: This rug is in its original good condition, retaining its beauty and charm through the years. Circa: Crafted around the 1950s, it's a testament to the enduring artistry of...
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1950s French Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Afghan Kilim Runner Rug 2.5' x 6.5', 1980s, 1Q35
Located in Bordeaux, FR
This handmade vintage Afghan kilim runner from the 1980s is a stunning piece of art. The runner measures 2.5 feet wide by 6.5 feet long (77cm x 199cm), making it the perfect size for...
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1980s French Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Persian Style Gabbeh Red Rug 4.1' x 5.3', 1970s, 1Q60
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Introduce a touch of traditional charm with this Handmade Vintage Persian Style Gabbeh Red Rug. Crafted in the 1970s, this rug features a bright red backdro...
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1970s French Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rare Swedish Vintage Flatweave Wool Rug "Skogsbryn" by Judith Johansson
Located in Rö, SE
Rare Swedish Vintage Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Rug "Skogsbryn" by Judith Johansson (1916-1993) Size: 96.5" × 67" (245 cm × 170 cm) Excellent vintage condition consistent with age. A beautiful flat-weave wool rug handmade in Sweden by renowned textile artist Judith Johansson. Signed with woven initials JJ at the corner of the rug. This rare rug celebrates the Swedish forest with its unique patterns and with its name, "Skogsbryn", which means forest edge in English. Its colors are greens, yellows, lilacs and oranges. 100% wool. Made in Sweden in the 1960's. A piece of Scandinavian modern design to bring an edgy yet subdued feeling to your space. Judith Johansson drew inspiration from nature and was commissioned by the Swedish Royal Family. She never made sketches or notes on-site but had a photographic memory, a strong sense of color, and paid careful attention to the symbolism in the sacred textiles...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

6.3x9 ft Anatolian Medallion Design Rug, circa 1960, Vintage Handmade Carpet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A finely hand knotted vintage Central Anatolian rug from 1960s. The rug has even low wool pile on cotton foundation. It is heavy and lays flat on the floor, in very good condition wi...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Tabriz rug 2' x 3'. This well-woven urban-style ruglet shows a bold straw palmette medallion, edged in barbed green acanthoids, with en suite small pendants, and blue oblique...
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1960s Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Zabihi Collection Persian Bakhtiari Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a 20th-century Persian Bakhtiari rug Measures: 16'' x 16''.
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Early 20th Century Heriz Serapi Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

White Lumbar Minimalist Kilim Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from modern Turkish Kilim in white. Measures: 11" x 22".
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2010s Turkish Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Artisan Made Moroccan Berber Carpet, 7' 11" x 9' 8"
Located in Clermont, FL
A vibrant red moroccan handmade wool carpet. Berber people, known for their nomadic lifestyle, pass down the art of weaving through generations, with each tribe having it's distinct...
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19th Century Moroccan Tribal Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Moroccan Berber Rug, 1970s, 1C820
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Moroccan Berber rug in original good condition. The rug has been made in white wool, it is from circa1970s. ...
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1970s Moroccan Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

3x4.8 Ft Vintage Geometric Turkish Wool Kilim 'Flat-Weave', Colorful Accent Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This authentic hand-woven rug made to be used by the villagers in Central Anatolia. 100% Organic wool. Good condition and cleaned professionally. Ideal for both residential and comme...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Geometric Kilim Cushion Cover Handwoven Blue Red Scatter Cushion Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
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Early 2000s Afghan Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Persian Shiraz Kilim Rug, Luxury Lodge Meets Nomadic Charm
Located in Dallas, TX
77884, Vintage Persian Shiraz Kilim rug with Tribal Style 02'00 x 02'10. Full of tiny details and a bold expressive design combined with vibrant colors and tribal style, this hand-wo...
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Late 20th Century Persian Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Afghani Maimana Kilim Rug with Modern Tribal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77882, vintage Afghani Maimana Kilim rug with Modern Tribal style. Full of tiny details and a bold expressive design combined with vibrant colors and tri...
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Late 20th Century Afghan Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

4x6.6 Ft Vintage Rug for Country Homes, Rustic, Tribal and Traditional Interiors
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Turkish accent rug with soft medium wool pile on wool foundation. Hand-knotted in Turkey in the 1950s featuring a geometric medallion design. The rug is in good condition, st...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

3.6x7.3 Ft Multicolor Vintage Turkish Kilim with Geometric Design Rug, %100 Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage handwoven flat-weave (kilim) with geometric design, all wool. Ideal for both residencial and commercial interiors. We can supply a suitable rug-pad if requested for extra cu...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Beach Rug with Modern Coastal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
30604, new contemporary Moroccan Beach rug with Modern Coastal style. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan rug features a luminous aqua toned color p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Modern Rustic English Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51896, Zeki Muren distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with modern rustic English style. Warm and inviting with a lovingly time-worn composition, this hand knotted wool distressed vi...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Rustic Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Distressed Turkish Sivas Accent Rug with Rustic English Traditional Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51898, distressed Turkish Sivas Accent rug with Rustic English Traditional style. Lovingly timeworn with understated elegance, this...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Arts and Crafts Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Nazmiyal Collction Contemporary Tribal Modern Hallway Runner Rug 2'9" x 9'8"
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully Artistic and Decorative Rustic Contemporary Tribal Geometric Design Modern Hallway Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Central Asia, Circa Date: Modern Rug
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Handmade Cream and Green Greek Key Border Rug
Located in South Bend, IN
A stylish vintage handmade 4x6 cream and green wool rug with Greek Key design on the border India, Late 20th Century Measures: 45.5" X 72" Good original vintage condition. ...
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Late 20th Century Indian Greek Revival Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Tribal Persian Kurd Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Largepillow made from an early 20th century Antique Persian Kurd Rug rug. Zipper closure and poly-fill provided. Measures: 16'' x 30''.
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Early 20th Century Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Contemporary Handmade Room Size Turkish Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
A handmade modern Turkish Tulu shag rug from the 21st century in blue, rust orange, green, and aubergine.
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Rug Abstract in White Mustard Green Pink
Located in Madrid, ES
Mosaico is an Abe the ape's desing for Kilombo Home. This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving techni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Ivory Yellow Indian Dhurrie Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a vintage Indian Dhurrie flat-weave in white and soft yellow Measures: 16" x 23".
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20th Century Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Mehraban 18th Century Khotan Design Revival D5387 Safira
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Rug Number 25476 Size 2' 0" X 3' 0" Design D5387 Collection Muted Re-Creations Material Wool Texture Pile Weave Origin Afghanistan Age New
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2010s Afghan Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Turkish Kilim Rug with Brown, Orange and Beige Tribal Stripes
Located in Dallas, TX
Turkish rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool and colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Kilim flat-weave design featuring...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Incredible 1940s Khotan Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible early 1940s Central Asian Khotan rug with a unique all-over mirrored crimson tree-of-life and pomegranate pattern on a variegated brown background. The border is comple...
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1930s Central Asian Khotan Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Light Pink Hand Knotted Distressed Look Vintage Persian Kerman Worn Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous hand-knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Medieval Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

19th Century Handwoven Aubusson Rug, Green with Flowers
Located in Paris, FR
Handwoven antique Aubusson rug, circa 1820 Material: wool Dimensions: 250 x 240 cm; 8.2 x 7.87 ft Boccara Gallery has an important collection of Aubusson rugs from the XVIIIth to the XXth centuries. The style developed in Aubusson is recognized today as one of the most influential of the European rug and tapestries History. Workshops to produce Aubusson flat-woven rugs were established under the royal warrant in 1743 to manufacture pile carpets primarily for the nobility. Many weavers who settled in France were Huguenots who had fled Spain during the Inquisition in the early sixteenth century. By issuing the edict of Nantes, Henry IV granted all non-Catholics freedom of worship...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Wonderful Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage Turkish Oushak rug with a beautiful diamond medallion amidst a field of flowers woven in gold, indigo, brown, and cream color wool. The border is exceptional, with large-sc...
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1930s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Green Overdyed Patchwork Vintage Persian Pure Wool Hand Knotted Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous hand-knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Medieval Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Organic Modern Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Hygge Meets Subtle Shibui
Located in Dallas, TX
20787 Organic Modern Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, 07'02 x 10'04. In the realm of Shibui design aesthetics, discover the allure of simplicity and refinement woven into this meticulously ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Kilim Runner in Polychromatic Stripes
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool, Rug & Kilim presents a 3x12 runner from their innovative new patchwork kilim collection. On the Design: This flat weave technique repurposes vintage yarns in p...
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2010s Turkish Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Luxury Modern Hand-Knotted Shimmer Gold 12x15 Rug
Located in Secaucus, NJ
This exquisite modern hand-knotted rug from India offers a delightful sensory experience, captivating both touch and sight with its luscious hand-loomed design. A unique blend of woo...
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2010s Indian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

225 - Old Fine Senneh Kilim 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
225 - Beautiful fine Kilim 19th century with decorative design and pretty natural colors with blue, green, gray, red, pink, completely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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1850s Central Asian Kilim Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Tribal Vintage Area Rug, Rust Handmade Carpet Traditional Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
Orange and blue make up the main colors of this fine handmade wool area rug, constructed in the 1950s. The central design features a rich orange...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rare Caucasian Verneh Rug from Private Collection
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Rare antique Caucasian kilim Verneh, from my Private Collection. Beautiful original colors, in perfect condition. nr. 723.
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Other Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Exceptional North West Persian Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
An exceptional late first quarter century Persian Bakshaish runner with incredible tribal geometric medallions woven in wonderful crimson, salmon, amidst scrolling vines and flowers ...
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20th Century Asian Bakshaish Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Chinese Rug, Tan and Blue Oriental Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Port Washington, NY
China has a long tradition of carpets and the original ones, probably used as merchandise, are dated at over 2000 years ago. The art of knotting carpets was however, introduced somewhere around the 15th century in China. The patterns on some of the older Chinese carpets...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Bobyrug’s Nice Vintage Silk Indian Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful silk rug with a Persian design and nice colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk foundation. ✨✨✨ "Experience the epitome of luxury and crafts...
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Late 20th Century Indian Tabriz Rugs and Carpets

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Silk

Zabihi Collection Brown Persian Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind Persian Deco rug in various shades in brown Measures: 4'1” x 6'3”.    
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Late 20th Century Persian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Anatolian Jijim Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Anatolian Jijim rug. A rare antique jijim flat-weave rug, with fantastic natural dyes, that survived in remarkably well-preserved condition.
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19th Century Turkish Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Brocade, Wool

21st Century Contemporary Modern Oushak Style Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Oushak rug, hand knotted wool with a gray field, and multi-color accents in all-over floral design, This rug measures: 10'2" x 14'8".
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Oushak Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Antique Afghan Baluch Rug, 1910s, 1C1023
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Afghan Baluch rug in tribal design. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century in original condition, it has some low pile. -condition: original, some low pile...
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1910s Afghan Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Shirvan rug, floor covering handmade in the Shirvan region of Azerbaijan in the southeastern Caucasus. With the exception of a group of rugs woven in the vicinity of Baku, most Shirv...
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Early 1900s Russian Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Turkish Tulu Rug with Tribal Medallions in Copper and Light Blue green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Turkish Tulu Rug with Tribal Medallions in Copper and Light Blue green. Antique Tulu rug, Keivan Woven Arts/ rug TU-9102, country of origin / type: Turkey / Tulu, circa 19...
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1930s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Vintage Turkish Tulu
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Turkish Tulu carpet with predominant bright pink arch's on an abrashed lavender field with various shades of gray. 3'8'' x 5'1''
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20th Century Turkish Bohemian Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Inspired Square Size Ivory Turkish Oushak
Located in New York, NY
A hand-knotted one of a kind Turkish Oushak Square rug. Measures: 9'1'' x 10'4''.
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Late 20th Century Turkish Egyptian Revival Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Contemporary Turkish Oushak Rug with Modern Coastal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
53504, new contemporary Turkish Oushak rug with Modern Coastal style. This hand-knotted wool contemporary Turkish Oushak rug features an all-over ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Oushak Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

4x7 Ft Authentic Vintage Hand Knotted Turkish Floral Accent Rug in Red and Blue
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 has...
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1960s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Pure Silk Hereke Ozipek Turkish Rug Signed
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Very fine Turkish pure silk Hereke prayer rug from the famous Ozipek workshop. Hereke silk carpet Özipek rug Turkey  3.3 x 2.5 ft 100 x 76 cm Rare fine Hereke silk carpet, hand-knotted 1 million knots per m² / 654 kpsi. Design: Hereke Silk Medallion Material: Silk 100% Production method: Hand-knotted Length: 3.3 ft / 100 cm plus short kilim edge and fringes Width: 2.5 ft / 76 cm Shape: Rectangular Colors: brown-red, gold, beige, black Pile height: approx. 2 – 3 mm Knot density: per m² 1,000,000, kpsi 654 inch² A+ export quality Condition: Unused Made in Hereke, Türkiye by the Özipek workshop Usage: Tapestry, Floor Carpet Sustainable: Yes, from natural products Cleaning: vacuuming, otherwise only carpet cleaning by a specialist company Carpet stop: Generally recommended on smooth surfaces Underfloor heating: Yes, suitable Fair Trade: Yes, Label Step Fair Trade Carpets, no child labor, ecologically compatible production. We are Label Step Fair Trade Partners. Hereke silk carpets have always been among the exquisite works of art in carpet production. Its origins go back to the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I, who founded the Hereke Imperial Manufactory in 1841 to produce all the textiles for his Dolmabahçe Palace on the Bosphorus. Due to the friendship between the German Empire and the Ottoman Empire, there were plenty of contacts between the oriental art of weaving and European customers. As is well known, a particularly great admirer of Hereke carpets was Kaiser Wilhelm II, who brought an impressive collection of exquisite carpets from Hereke with him in 1894. In the 20th century Hereke has developed into the most important production site for exquisite silk carpets. Floral carpets and prayer rugs in sizes 90 x 60 cm, 120 x 80 cm, 150 x 100 cm and 200 x 130 cm are common. Larger carpets are also available, but due to their high price these are much rarer. Simple qualities in wool on cotton warp start with a knot density of approx. 300,000 knots per m², particularly fine pieces reach fineness of over 4,000,000 knots per m². A floral drawing or floral repeat is typical. Well-known weaving masters or manufacturers are Ozipek, Derin, Han Hali. Turkish Hereke silk rugs are the most exclusive and highly priced rugs of all silk rugs...
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20th Century Turkish Islamic Rugs and Carpets

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Silk

4.5x5.8 Ft Mid-Century Anatolian Angora "Mohair" Wool Tulu Rug in Purple and Red
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage handmade rug is called "Flikli" in Turkey which is a word for a "flokati" style shag pile handmade rugs produced for daily use by Nomads in Central Anatolia. Measure: 4....
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1960s Turkish Tulu Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Angora

Antique and Vintage Rugs for Sale: Shop Turkish Rugs, Moroccan Rugs, Indian Rugs and Other Rugs on 1stDibs

Good antique rugs and vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but there are lots of other styles of antique rugs to choose from when you're endeavoring to introduce fresh colors and textures to a bedroom or living room.

Moroccan Berber rugs are not all about pattern. In fact, some of the most striking examples are nearly monochrome. But what these rugs lack in complexity, they make up for in brilliant color and subtle variation. Moroccan-style interiors can be mesmerizing — a sitting room of this type might feature a Moroccan rug, carved wooden screens and a tapestry hung behind the sofa.

Handwoven kilim rugs, known for their wealth of rich colors and unique weaving tradition, are pileless: Whereas the Beni Ourain rugs of Morocco can be described as dense with a thick surface or pile, an authentic kilim rug is thin and flat. (The term “kilim” is Turkish in origin, but this type of textile artistry is practiced all across the Balkans, throughout the Arab world and elsewhere.) 

When it comes to eye-catching floor coverings, the distinctive “medallion” pattern of Oushak rugs has two types of rounded shapes alternating against a rich red or blue background created with natural dyes, while the elaborate “star” pattern involves large eight-pointed shapes in diagonal rows alternating with diamonds.  

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 masters Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter and other artisans. 

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. 

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 whenever you’re looking down. 

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