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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 Persian Rugs

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Wool

Bobyrug’s Pretty Antique Floral Design Kashan Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
A stunning early 20th-century Kashan rug featuring a beautiful floral design and exquisite natural colors. This rug is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, entirely and finely hand-knotte...
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Early 20th Century Asian Kashan Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Fine Persian Tabriz
Located in New York, NY
A Tabriz rug/carpet is a type in the general category of Persian carpets from the city of Tabriz, the capital city of East Azarbaijan Province in north west of Iran totally populated...
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1970s Persian Tabriz Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Silk

Chili Red Antique Persian Baluch Prayer Design Pure Wool Hand Knotted Clean 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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1930s Persian Medieval Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool

Authentic Persian Area Rug Floral Red 9' 3" x 6' 9"
Located in Norwalk, CT
Renowned for their rich colors and interesting designs, Persian rugs are made with all natural wools and silk. Their beauty and the impact it will have on a home is endless. Exact D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Persian Rugs

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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 Persian Rugs

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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 Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Floral Hunting Rug Oriental Design 400 x 300 cm
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A fine, hand knotted vintage rug with traditional Oriental floral hunting design. Size 13 x 10 ft / 400 x 300 cm. This stunning rug has vibrant colors and a decorative design with r...
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20th Century Turkish Kirman Persian Rugs

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Silk

Stunning Large Silk And Wool Fine Vintage Persian Nain Area Rug 10'6" x 16'4"
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Large Silk And Wool Fine Vintage Persian Nain Area Rug, Country of origin: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage
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Mid-20th Century Persian Other Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Turkish Konya Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful vintage Turkish Konya rug with an all-over diagonal pattern with interlocking geometric stripes and petite flowers, surrounded by a border with more petite flowers and ge...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Malayer Rug with Sand Field and Herati Pattern
Located in New York, NY
This rather light-toned piece presents a sand-straw field with an allover pattern related to the Herati, with scattered slate accents. Slate convex corners. Cream border with chains ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Kelderdasht Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible folky mid-20th century Persian Klederdasht pictorial rug depicting four large deer living amidst a field of flowers, with a village in the background, and four large do...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

Gorgeous Antique Red Geometric Medallion Persian Heriz Rug 8'7" x 11'4"
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous Antique Red Geometric Medallion Persian Heriz Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920
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20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Intricate Antique Geometric Medallion Persian Heriz Rug 8'6" x 12'9"
Located in New York, NY
Intricate Antique Geometric Medallion Persian Heriz Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900
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20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Magnificent Antique Geometric Persian Sultanabad Rug 10'6" x 13'3"
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent Antique Geometric Persian Sultanabad Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900
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19th Century Persian Sultanabad Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Amazing Vintage Diamond Floral Persian Kerman Rug 8'5" x 11'2"
Located in New York, NY
An Amazing Vintage Diamond Floral Persian Kerman Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920
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20th Century Persian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

Extremely Impressive Antique Red Medallion Persian Heriz Rug 8'9" x 12'1"
Located in New York, NY
Extremely Impressive Antique Red Medallion Persian Heriz Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920
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20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Intricate Antique Floral Haji Jalili Persian Tabriz Rug 10' x 13'10"
Located in New York, NY
An Intricate Antique Floral Haji Jalili Persian Tabriz Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1880
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Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Gorgeous Antique Persian Serapi Geometric Medallion Rug 9'3" x 14'4"
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous Antique Persian Serapi Geometric Medallion Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date 1900
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20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Sultanabad Carpet, Handmade Persian Rug Gray, Light Blue, Green Soft Red
Located in Port Washington, NY
19th century Sultanabad Persian carpets are highly sought after by collectors and interior designers for their exquisite craftsmanship, intricate designs, and rich history. Sultanaba...
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Late 19th Century Persian Sultanabad Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Pristine Early 1900's Persian Abadeh - Tribal Style Rug - Dark Rust, Deep Navy
Located in Blacksburg, VA
Immaculate 1930's Persian Abadeh, Tribal Style Rug 3' 6" x 5' Just north of the Shiraz lies the city of Abadeh. This ancient city was once home to 100's of different rug weaving t...
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Early 20th Century Persian Rugs

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Wool

Highly Artistic Antique Light Blue Background Persian Sultanabad Rug 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
Highly Artistic Antique Light Blue Background Persian Sultanabad Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900
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19th Century Persian Sultanabad Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Formal 1900s Persian Bidjar Rug in Red, Blue, and Gold, 4' x 6'
Located in New York, NY
This formal antique Persian Bidjar carpet in red with accents of blue and gold measures approximately 4' x 6'. To craft this carpet, the weaver utilized traditional Persian handknott...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Oversize Indo Kirman Rug, 14'7 x 23'9
Located in New York, NY
Vintage oversize Indo Kirman rug, 14'7 x 23'9. Very intricate poly-chromatic floral patterns cover the tan central field and are surrounded by a Persian blue border with complex flor...
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20th Century Indian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

Zabihi Colllection Antique Persian Bidjar Willow Tree Rug
Located in New York, NY
Stunning room size Persian Bidjar rug with an all-over repetitive willow tree motif Measures: 8'4'' x 12'5'' Bidjar rugs, produced in Northwest Iran are among the finest of Pe...
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19th Century Persian Bakshaish Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Bidjar Runner - 19th Century Bidjar Runner, Antique Runner
Located in Sultanahmet, 34
A Unique Piece of History This exquisite 19th century Bidjar runner is a carefully woven work of art that has stood the test of time. This handmade rug in rich shades of blue and red...
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19th Century Persian Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Tabriz Rug - 19th Century Tabriz Rug, Antique Rug, Handwoven Rug
Located in Sultanahmet, 34
This magnificent 19th century Tabriz rug is an excellent choice for antique collectors and those with great aesthetic taste. With its rich red tones and detailed embroidery, this rug...
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19th Century Persian Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Lori / Qashqai , Geometric Tribal Rug - Maroon / Plum
Located in Blacksburg, VA
Radiant 80+ Year Old Persian Lori / Qashqai Tribal Rug 5' x 8' 9" Absolutely captivating nomadic rug that appears to be a mix between the two major rug weaving nomads of Persia, Th...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

Narrow Vintage Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
Very Narrow one of a kind Persian heriz runner.
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20th Century Persian Malayer Persian Rugs

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Persian Bakhtiari Garden Box Rug
Located in New York, NY
an early 20th Century Persian Bakhtiari Rug with a fun, colorful garden box pattern. rug no. j2605 size 10' 8" x 13' 6" (325 x 411 cm)
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Early 20th Century Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Northwest Persian Apple Green Sky Blue Accent Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
1920s Northwest Persian Rug in vivid blues and greens Details rug no. j3049 size 4' 9" x 7' (145 x 213 cm)
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Early 20th Century Persian Malayer Persian Rugs

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Tribal Geometric Antique Persian Kurdish Runner
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular tribal Kurdish runner from the 1st quarter of the 20th century Measures: 3' x 16'5”.
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Early 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

Qashqai Tribal Persian Rug in Indigo, Gold, Red, and Cream Wool, 4' x 6'
Located in New York, NY
This Orley Shabahang Qashqai carpet from the Tribal Collection measures 4’2” x 6’2” and showcases an exquisite Qashqai design in indigo, gold, red, and cream wool. Hand-knotted in pure wool, Orley Shabahang’s signature Shekarloo weave produces a soft, luxurious pile and is incredibly durable. The interior field depicts a flourishing flower garden design inspired by antique Qashqai carpets...
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Early 2000s Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

TUFENKIAN PERSIAN GABBEH TAJIK 100% wool, in natural tones with pop colors
Located in New York, NY
This gabbeh is a hand knotted one-of-a-kind rug. It is woven of 100% Persian wool, in a selection of natural tones with pops of color. This carpet measures 8' 1" x 11' 4".
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2010s Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Kerman Carpet
Located in Dallas, TX
73227 Antique Persian Kerman Rug, 01'08 x 02'06. In this antique Persian Kerman rug, timeless elegance intertwines seamlessly with stately decadence, creating a captivating visual ta...
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Early 20th Century Persian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

Orley Shabahang Lion Persian Tribal Animal Rug, 3' x 5'
Located in New York, NY
This 2016 Orley Shabahang signature carpet consists of a wool and silk pile and organic vegetable dyes. Created in Iran, in a village surrounding the city of Arak, formerly known as ...
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2010s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Ghashgaie Rug 3'0" x 3'6"
Located in New York, NY
Antique Ghashgaie Rug, Size: 3'0" x 3'6"
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1870s Persian Antique Persian Rugs

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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 Persian Rugs

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Antique Persian Ferehan Runner
Located in New York, NY
An authentic handmade antique Persian Ferehan runner. 3'5'' x 8'2'' Designed for a regional aristocratic clientele, the Ferahan region of West Central Persia developed a distinctiv...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Sultanabad Carpet Green, Coral-Red, Light Blue, Gold and Ivory
Located in Port Washington, NY
In 1883, Ziegler and Co., of Manchester, England, established a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad, Iran, employing designers from major Western department stores, like B. Altm...
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19th Century Persian Sultanabad Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Apricot Soft Blue Traditional Persian Heriz
Located in New York, NY
An accent size 20th century Persian Heriz rug in apricot rust and soft blue tones Measures: 4'6" x 6'3" Heriz antique carpets combine design elements borrowed from many differe...
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Early 20th Century Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Rare Size Antique Northwest Persian Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
A rare size early 20th century Persian Serapi rug. Finely woven with Classic medallion and border. Dark rusty brown inner ground with a brown green caramel border and dominant accents in soft and denim blue. This quality on this piece is superb. Measures: 5'2" x 6'10" Serapi antique carpets...
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Early 20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Zabihi Collection Persian Kerman Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a 19th century Persian Kerman rug. Fill insert and zipper closure provided Measures: 16" x 24".
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20th Century Turkish Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Pair of finely knotted wool Persian Kashan rugs
Located in Maidstone, GB
A matching pair of finely knotted wool Kashan rugs, purchased by the original owner in Tehran, Iran circa 1963.
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1960s Persian Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Handmade Persian Yazd Large Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Yazd large size carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 10' 10" x 15' 3".
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Mid-20th Century Persian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Heriz Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Heriz Serapi Rug 11'7'' x 18'5''. This NW Persian village large carpet shows desirable abrashed sky blue corners properly [positioning...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Farahan Sarouk Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Farahan Sarouk Rug 13'2'' x 19'. The tall, navy pointed octogramme medallion is detailed with palmettes growing from the longer points of the 16 point central rust sub-medallion. At each internal end of the medallion are off white...
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1890s Persian Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Hamedan Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Hamedan rug, measures : 2'5'' x 3'7''. This is a rare teal rustic Lilihan with a large salmon central ragged palmette enclosing a smaller petal palmette, with four lazy ivory...
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1920s Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Bibikabad Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Bibikabad rug measures 4'9'' x 6'9''. From the Greater Hamadan Weaving Area, this rather uncommon Bibikabad antique scartter shows a stepped and deeply lobed ivory cartouche ...
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1920s Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Tabriz rug 9' x 12'6''.
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1940s Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Tabriz rug 4'5'' x 6'7''. All eggshell, field and borders, with small, dense, allover textile patterns of, in the field, a skeletal escutcheon and cartouche lattice enclosing...
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1910s Persian Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

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 Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Heriz Rug 11'4 x 15'9
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Persian Heriz rug. Measures: 11'4 x 15'9. As perpetually fashionable as they are collectible, traditional Heriz rugs are skillfully woven in vibrant colors and emphatic geome...
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20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Tabriz Rug 10' x 12'9''
Located in New York, NY
Fine Persian Tabriz Area Rug  
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20th Century Asian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Silk

Early 20th Century Saveh Kilim Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
An early 20th century Persian Saveh Kilim rug, woven with naturally dyed cotton, with a beautiful all-over field of small-scale turquoise flowers on an wonderful coral background fla...
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1930s Asian Kilim Vintage Persian Rugs

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Cotton

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 Persian Rugs

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Silk

Earl 20th Century Senneh Kilim Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous early 20th century Persian camel hair Senneh Kilim rug with a wonderful diamond medallion on a field of flowers, surrounded by multiple com...
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Early 1900s Asian Kilim Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Sumak Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
An early 20th century Central Asian Sumak rug from Turkmenistan with an all-over geometric pattern on a crimson ground, surrounded by multiple complementary geometric borders.
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1940s Turkmen Sumak Vintage Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique and Vintage Persian Rugs for Sale on 1stDibs: Persian Tribal Rugs, Handmade Silk Persian Rugs and More

Make a bold statement in a living room or bedroom by incorporating vintage Persian rugs in your home decor.

A Persian carpet lends an aura of prestige to any room, even today. The fascination with Persian rugs dates at least as far back as the 4th century B.C., when historian Xenophon referred to the “soft rugs on which the Persians sit.” For centuries, Iran (modern-day Persia) has been known for the craftsmanship, intricate patterns and artistry of its carpets, which have found their way into households and museums around the world.

Although they have many imitators, real Persian rugs are made only in Iran and are easily recognized by their vibrant colors and elegant patterns.

Traditional, or antique, Persian rugs are what most people identify as “authentic.” Hand-made, they are very durable and, if properly cared for, can be passed down from generation to generation. Modern Persians, on the other hand, are often machine-made. Today’s carpets, Iranian or otherwise, can’t possibly match the level of craftsmanship that prevailed centuries ago, so historical Persian carpets will always be admired and highly valued.

Although the machine-aided production process is much faster and cheaper, the resulting rugs typically do not have the same quality or lifespan as handwoven ones, so traditional options are considered better investments.

To distinguish between the two, look for imperfections. Because traditional Persian rugs are handwoven, you will likely see small flaws on the front and back. With a machine-made imitation, on the other hand, you will probably not find stitching glitches, and the back will have a mesh or plastic covering.

Antique rugs are handmade from the finest materials, including wool, silk or cotton — never synthetic fibers. The fibers used in antique rugs are colored using natural dyes derived from insects and plants and woven into bold designs that reflect Iran’s culture and history. Since Persian tribes traditionally raised and herded sheep, wool was the most common material. The fiber has many advantages: It is fire-resistant and dries much more quickly than cotton. Also, because of its natural elasticity, it is more durable than cotton or silk. Regarded as works of art, Persian rugs can take months or years to complete.

The different types of Persian rugs are named for the cities, villages and regions where they’re made. Kashan rugs, for example, woven in the north-central Iranian city of Kashan, are considered among the finest city rugs, distinguished by curvilinear motifs like palmettos, leaves and arabesques. Nains have high knot counts, an indication of high quality, and generally employ pink, blue and ivory hues, while Tabriz rugs — created by weavers in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabrīz (or Tabriz) — mostly have floral and garden patterns. 

When shopping for vintage Persian rugs, you'll want to consider color, size and more — for a history of these rugs and tips on how to style yours, visit our guide to these woven creations today.

Find Tabriz rugs, handmade silk Persian rugs, Persian tribal rugs and other antique and vintage rugs from the world's best furniture dealers on 1stDibs.

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