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Rugs and Carpets For Sale
Item type: Antique and Vintage
Vintage Gianni Versace Silk Rug: Mandarin's Garden Collection by Atelier Versace
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This vintage Gianni Versace collection rug, titled "Mandarin's Garden Silk", was designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace circa 1980. Measuring 200 x 200, this luxurious silk rug is in good original condition, with minor wear that is consistent with its age and use. This rug was manufactured in China, and combines the quality of ancient Chinese tradition with the creativity and love for Gianni Versace's Classic style. It is part of a collection of hand-knotted rugs made from the finest silks by master craftsmen whose artistry has been handed down through the generations. As an extremely high-quality product, this rug is perfect for art lovers and collectors alike. Add a touch of luxury and elegance to any room with this stunning vintage rug from the iconic Italian fashion house. ______ Rug designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Mandarin's garden silk 200 x 200 In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use A vintage Gianni Versace Home...
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1980s Italian Chinese Export Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Silk

Oversized Vintage Moroccan Rug with Geometric Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool and originating from Morocco circa 1950-1960, this 12x20 vintage Moroccan rug is an extremely rare oversized piece like so few of its provenance. On the Design...
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1950s Moroccan Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Baotou Prayer Rug S2601
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Chinese Baotou Prayer Rug S2601
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Afghan Kilim, with Polychromatic Geometric Patterns, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool, circa 1950-1960, this 2x5 vintage Afghan tribal kilim, is a collectible tribal piece that may have been used as table covers in nomadic daily life, much similar to...
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1950s Afghan Tribal Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Oushak Rug with Polychromatic Geometric Medallions, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, originating from Turkey circa 1950-1960, this 2x3 vintage gift-sized rug is one of a very special set of twins from an exceptional mid-century curation of Ousha...
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1950s Turkish Oushak Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Afghan Kilim with Polychromatic Geometric Patterns, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool, circa 1950-1960, this 2x5 vintage Afghan tribal kilim, is a collectible tribal piece that may have been used as table covers in nomadic daily life, much similar to...
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1950s Afghan Tribal Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rölakan / Swedish flatweave carpet by Polly Björkman, 248x162 cm, Swedish Modern
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful swedish flat-weave / rölakan carpet by Polly Björkman / monogram PB. Pink and white with beautiful details in blue, brown and light purple. Professionally cleaned and i...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton, Wool

Large Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug Beige Geometric Antique Heriz
By Eastern Artisans
Located in New York, NY
Rare antique Heriz Serapi Karaje Neutral rug Geometric 11x14 rug 11'3" x 14'1" 343cm x 430cm Circa 1920 "This is a magnificent antique antique Heriz...
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1920s Persian Heriz Serapi Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Early 20th Century Chinese Peking Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th Century Chinese Peking Carpet 14' 2" x 19' 9"
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

1980s Gorgeous Geometric Italian Woolen Rug by Missoni for T&J Vestor
Located in Milano, IT
1980s Gorgeous rug by Missoni for T&J Vestor. Pure wool Made in Italy. In excellent condition like new. This rug is a true example of amazing Italian and has Missoni label. Dimension...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Senneh Kilim Rug
Located in Gainesville, VA
A stunning Antique Senneh Kilim rug that measures in at 3’6” width and 4’10” length. These rugs are known for their excellent compositions and fine weaves. This Rug originated from I...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Turkish Gallery Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely textural runner in a hard to find size. We love the subtle neutral field and pops of blue in the design.
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Mid-20th Century Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

5.5x10.3 ft Vintage Anatolian Jajim Kilim, Handmade Embroidered Rug, 100% Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This attractive flat-weave rug is handwoven in fine local wool to create a sturdy floor covering. This type of Kilims (woven in the intricate "Jijim" brocading technique) were produc...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Kilim Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Lilihan Rug Antique Persian Lilihan Geometric Overall Rug 10x14
Located in New York, NY
Antique Mohajeran rug Fine Lillihhan Geometric Rug Pink 10'4" x 13'8" (10x14) 315 cm x 537cm Circa1920 "This is a rare, magnifice...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Flat Weave Rug Ivory Handwoven Carpet Floral Livingroom Rugs for Sale Home Decor
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fantastic floral rug has been handwoven with a beautiful all-over floral design woven on an ivory background with cream-green, blue and ivory accents. This elegant piece's colou...
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1990s British Hollywood Regency Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Organic Material, Cotton

Antique Persian Kurdish Gallery Runner Rug in Wool with Tribal Medallion Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Persian Kurdish Gallery Runner Rug in Wool with Tribal Medallion Design. Keivan Woven Arts; rug EMB-22224-15469, country of origin / type: Iran / Kurdish, circa 1900. Measure...
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Early 20th Century Persian Malayer Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Geometric Medallion Design in Jewel Tone Antique Persian Heriz-Serapi Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Geometric Medallion Design in Jewel Tone Antique Persian Heriz-Serapi Rug. Hand Knotted Antique Heriz-Serapi Rug, Keivan Woven Arts / rug EMB-22162-15036, country of origin / type: P...
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Early 20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

5.6x9 Ft Modern Black Area Rug made of wool and cotton, Hand-Knotted in Turkey
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our over-dyed rugs are all hand-knotted vintage pieces that are recreated in our workshop to cater to a wider range of interior design choices from modern to coastal, from industrial...
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20th Century Turkish Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Distressed Kurd Rug Runner
Located in Katonah, NY
:: Single column stepped concentric medallions with an open field of germinating plants and diamond shaped design elements scattered throughout. Fun playful reciprocating main border...
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1980s Asian Other Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Striped Pink Linen Rug
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The wide pink stripes of this linen rug add a fun touch to this gentle work of fabric, a timeless example of the simple appeal of woven linen, perfect for a ...
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20th Century North American Rugs and Carpets

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Linen

Antique Persian Kashan Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: Circa 1930 Colors: dusty pink, gray blue, pale, blue, wheat, tan, brown Pile: low-medium Wear Notes: 1 Material: wool on cotton Vintage rugs are made by hand ove...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Kashan Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Distressed Oversize Antique Persian Mahal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: Circa 1910 Colors: grey, brown, burgundy, emerald green Pile: Low. Wear Notes: 5. Material: Wool on Cotton. Palace antique Mahal with a field of earthy grey and brown tone...
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1910s Persian Other Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Style African Tribal Flat Weave Kilim
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Rug Number 19900 Size 4' 5" X 6' 11" Design Kilim Collection Flat Weaves Material Cotton Texture Flat Weave Origin Africa Age New
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1950s African Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Traditional rug classic vintage wool hand knotted semi antique carpet Midcentury
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Traditional classic vintage rug wool hand knotted semi antique carpet Midcentury. Rustic design, typical village production. Design: Medaillon Pile: Wool Warp: Cotton Style: Traditi...
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Mid-20th Century Azerbaijani Sarouk Farahan Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Turkish Area Rug Oushak Design
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Turkish area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Oushak design hand...
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20th Century Turkish Oushak Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Afghani Baluch Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage Afghani Baluch rug with a fantastic geometric pattern with stylized leaves, flowers, and chickens, and goats, and all surrounded by a wide border with more styliz...
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Late 20th Century Afghan Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Spanish Rug with All-Over Botanicals in Black, Light Blue, Light Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Spanish rug with all-over Botanicals in black, light blue, light green and taupe, rug F-1203, country of origin / type: Spain / Spanish Colonial, circa 1920 This elegant ant...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

19th Century Russian Tekke Turkmen Carpet ( 7' x 10'6" - 213 x 320 )
Located in New York, NY
19th Century Russian Tekke Turkmen Carpet ( 7' x 10'6" - 213 x 320 )
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1870s Persian Tribal Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Persian Area Rug Tabriz Design
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Persian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Tabriz design hand...
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20th Century Persian Tabriz Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tribal Rug in Taupe with Gold Animal Pictorial by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This vintage 3x5 Persian rug is a rare mid-century tribal piece, hand-knotted in wool circa 1950-1960. Its design enjoys a gold pictorial pattern...
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1950s Persian Tribal Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Deco Style Rug in Gold, Border, Floral Patterns by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, this 3x5 vintage ode to Chinese art deco rugs of the 1920s features flowers flourishing in variegated tones of pastel pink, royal blue & off white in diagonal c...
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1980s Indian Art Deco Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

1930s Chinese Art Deco Carpet ( 11' x 14' - 335 x 427 )
Located in New York, NY
1930s Chinese Art Deco Carpet ( 11' x 14' - 335 x 427 )
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1920s Chinese Art Deco Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Kilim Rug 4' x 6'3
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Kilim rug 4' x 6'3. A wonderful mid-century circa 1960 Swedish flat weave rug with a wonderful collection of colors...
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20th Century Scandinavian Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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

Mid-End-20th Century Handwoven Anatolian Multi-Color Kilim
By Kiran
Located in Berlin, DE
Mid-end-20th century handwoven Anatolian multi-color Kilim This special kilim from Turkey was handwoven in the second half of the 20th century. It is lined with a cotton fabric to...
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1970s Asian Kilim Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Afghan Pictorial Map Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Afghan Pictorial map rug from the mid-20th century. Measures: 3' 0" x 4' 10"
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Folk Art Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful early 20th century Chinese Art Deco rug with a beautiful mint-green field with a singular large central floral medallion in the center with multi-colored peonies, chrysan...
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1930s Chinese Art Deco Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Floral Kilim Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
77814 vintage Chinese Floral Kilim rug 04'02 x 06'03. This hand-woven wool vintage Chinese kilim rug features a color blocked field and border festoon...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Kayseri Geometric Beige-Brown and Red Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in Turkey originating between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury 5 x 11 wool Kilim hails from the city of Kayseri, local to Central Anatolia with the inspiration for the Cl...
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1950s Turkish Kilim Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Persian Malayer Small Runner
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Malayer small runner handmade during the mid-20th century.     
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Mid-20th Century Persian Rustic Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Navajo Yei Rug, Oriental Rug, Handmade Wool Rug, Gray Color
Located in Port Washington, NY
Navajo rugs and blankets are textiles produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade...
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1950s American Navajo Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Mid-20th Century Turkish Sivas Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas deco carpet from the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 5" x 9' 7".
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Art Deco Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Spanish Rug, circa 1940, 5' x 7'4
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish rug, circa 1940 5' x 7'4.. One does not think of Spain and rugs, however weaving has been a part of Spanish culture for hundreds of yea...
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20th Century Spanish Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Brown and Black Italian Leather Checkerboard Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Italian Art Deco rug from the mid-20th century. A true oddity. Brown and black leather squares alternate in a chessboard (checkerboard) ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Leather

Early 20th Century Persian Kirman Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful early 20th century Persian Kirman runner with a sweet petite floral pattern woven in pinks, golds, oranges, and indigos set against a cream colored ground, and surrounded...
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1940s Persian Kirman Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Kilim Sivas Turkey, 19th Century - N° 698
Located in Paris, FR
N° 698 - Kilim Sivas handmade in Turkey in 19th century High quality, beautiful graphics and remarkable finesse. Perfect state of preservation. Measures: 135 x 110 cm.      
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Mid-19th Century Turkestan Kilim Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Late 19th Century Distressed Antique Persian Mahal Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
76822 Distressed Antique Persian Mahal Rug, 08'11 x 12'03. Distressed antique-washed Persian Mahal rugs are authentic pieces originating from the Mahallat region in central Northwest...
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Late 19th Century Persian Industrial Antique Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Early 20th Century Handmade Mongolian Art Deco Style Room Size Carpet In Neutral
Located in New York, NY
An antique Mongolian room size carpet handmade during the early 20th century with a contemporary Art Deco style geometric pattern in neutral colors. Measures: 9' 2" x 11' 1" The craft of the hand-knotted carpet in China, and the surrounding areas including Mongolia and Tibet, extends into the early centuries of the first millennium, C.E., but we really have a firm grasp only beginning in the later 16th century with large, very coarsely woven carpets, often depicting dragons, created for the Imperial Forbidden City palaces. Chinese carpets have always been commercial and there are no tribal groups responsible for any of the carpet weaving strains. When the Ming Dynasty fell in 1644, with no Imperial patrons, production moved to the city of Ningxia in north central China where several workshops turned out more finely woven pieces for the Mandarins of the administrative Ch’ing bureaucracy and well-to-do merchants. Ningxia was the major Chinese carpet center up through most of the 19th century, with first allover and then medallion designs on cotton foundations in medium weaves. Palettes were initially limited to yellows, dark blue and cream, but later widened to include reds, browns and even green. These antiques were the first Chinese carpets to be exported to the West and they fitted in well with the craze for Chinese blue-and-white porcelain in the second half of the 19th century. Ningxia also wove shaped and rectangular small rugs for saddle underlays, chair (“throne”) seats and shaped backs, pillar carpets with dragons or monks for Buddhist monasteries, and long divided runners for monastery meditation halls. These small rugs are among the most collectible of all Chinese weavings. Weavers from Ningxia set up workshops in the capital Peking (Beijing) in the 1860’s and began weaving Western room sizes for export, primarily to America. In blue – and – white and polychrome palettes, with round wreath medallions, precious objects, seasonal flowers, paeonies, lotuses, fretwork, clouds, butterflies and bats, all relatively spaciously drawn. The round “Shou” (Good Luck) character is also a prominent decorative motif. There are also a few Peking landscape pictorials with pagodas, houses, bridges, waterscapes and boats. Peking carpets were woven right up until WWII and production began again after the Cultural Revolution around 1970. They are moderately well-woven, on cotton foundations, exactingly executed and indisputably Chinese. Many are in the blue-and-white style. Nothing else looks like a Peking carpet and for a Chinese “look” in a room, they are absolutely indispensable. Sizes range from scatters and a few runners, through the popular 9’12’ size, to large carpets over 20’ which must have been special orders. The earliest Peking Revival carpets are pliable and fairly thin, but they became heavier and more compact in the 20th century, in competition with Art Deco carpets from Tientsin. The modern, post- 1970, pieces are in the traditional Peking style, but are a little too regular and neat. Exactitude has been favored over character, as hard to explain that as it is. There are a number of all-silk and silk-and –metal thread pieces, many with inscriptions purporting to link them with rooms in the Imperial palaces, bringing very substantial auction prices, but none are really antique. The genre emerged after WWI and the present demand comes from mainland Chinese. The silk piles often stand in pattern relief against flat woven gold metal thread grounds. The inscriptions are apocryphal, the rugs are flashily opulent, perfect for nouveaux riches. The Art Deco period between the two World Wars saw a distinctive carpet industry developing in Tientsin (Tianjin) in northeastern China. These are highly prized for their transitional design character, neither overtly Chinese, nor abstractly modern/contemporary. Woven exclusively for export, usually by and for American firms, such as Nichols and Elbrook, they are totally in the “Jazz Age Modern” style of the 1920’s, often without borders, with abstract or abstracted patterns, and only with, at best, a few Chinese-y pattern elements. Vases asymmetrically placed in the corners are features of some of the more Chinese-y carpets. Open fields with floral sprays and branches growing in from the edges are anther design innovation. Often, Chinese motives have been re-imagined in more sharp-edged, abstract manners. Some have no references whatsoever to natural elements. The patterns are sharp and the rugs are never subdued, soft or restrained. The rugs are heavily constructed, with crisp, unfading dyes and medium to medium coarse weaves on cotton foundations. All are extremely well-executed, with none of the vagaries, variations or twists found on even high-quality Persian rugs. The majority are in the 9’ by 12’ format and a surprising number can be found in top condition. There also was a substantial production in Peking from, especially from the Fette factory. Elliptical and round carpets, and lighter, often pastel colors, were a specialty. Nothing looks like an Art Deco Chinese and they work well with traditional Chinese furniture and the most modern decor as well. These is no substitute for a good Chinese Art Deco carpet. Chinese carpets also include small scatters from Tibet, with high quality wool, floating dragons and allover textile patterns. The colors of vintage and modern pieces are bright, but there are antique small rugs (sleeping rugs) with simple chessboard allovers. Only a few large antique Tibetan carpets...
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Early 20th Century Mongolian Art Deco 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

Antique Persian Kerman Carpet, Oriental Rug, Handmade, Ivory, Gold, Blue, Soft
Located in Port Washington, NY
This master crafted Persian Lavar Kerman carpet exemplifies the profound understanding of the artistic principles of balance and harmony that make art-level antique...
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1910s Persian Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

1960s Vintage Distressed Art Deco in Multicolor Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, a 4x7 vintage rug from a venerated multidisciplinary Turkish designer entering Rug & Kilim’s commemorative Mid-Century Pasha Co...
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1960s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Ivory French Aubusson Rug. Size: 10 ft x 13 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Stunning antique French Aubusson rug, country of origin: France, date circa 1900 - Size: 10 ft x 13 ft 6 in (3.05 m x 4.11 m). This delicate French Aubusson rug has a dreamy, romantic feel. It was created around the turn of the 20th century. Even though it is over 100 years old, it is the perfect piece for several contemporary design trends. This piece is recognizably an Aubusson that uses softer pinks and pastels, which is a hallmark of Aubusson works. This carpet is a finely woven tapestry. It has a backing to protect it from wear. The design has a Rococo feel with its sweeping curves, scrollwork, and trompe l’oeil floral patterns. Curvy, natural forms are a characteristic of late Baroque and Victorian design. This carpet would be perfectly at home in a formal room with gilding, elegant antique furniture, and brocades throughout. It has a classic feel that is refined and elegant. It also has an aged look that gives it a shabby chic feel, too. Romance pink and millennial pink are among the most popular color trends...
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Early 20th Century French Aubusson Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Geometric Beige Brown and Pink Wool Runner, Deco Style by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool runner is the latest to join our midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidis...
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1960s Turkish Kilim Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Shiraz Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful vintage Shiraz rug with three diamond-form medallions against a field of stylized flowers and surrounded by a geometric stylized floral ...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tribal Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Khorassan Carpet, 20th Century Persian Handwoven Rug, Light Blue, Beige
Located in Port Washington, NY
Khorassan carpets of this vintage typically have a soft curvilinear floral motif on a all-over design pattern. They are customarily larger rugs with exceptional beauty and consist of...
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Early 20th Century Persian Khorassan Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Hand-Knotted Antique Persian Rug in Beige-Brown Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating circa 1920-1930, this 5x8 antique Persian rug enjoys a luxurious all over floral pattern in deep hues of blue and brown for an added dimension of depth. Further to its ra...
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1920s Persian Kashan Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Silk

Golden Antique Chinese Rug. Size: 2 ft 6 in x 2 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful square scatter size golden antique Chinese rug, country of origin / rug type: Chinese rug, date circa 1900. Size: 2 ft 6 in x 2 ft 6 in (0.76...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Chippendale Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Mid-Century Moroccan Transitional in Multicolor Wool Rug by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This vintage mid-century Moroccan rug resembles modern patterns hailing from the Azilal mountain region, often employed both as flooring and wall displays. Originating from Morocco i...
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1950s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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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