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Modern Persian Rugs

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Vintage Turkish Modern Patchwork 6x8 Blue Distressed Handmade Area Rug
Located in Houston, TX
Ashly Fine Rugs presents a Vintage Turkish Patchwork 6x8 area rug. This rug a is combination of multiple handmade vintage Turkish rugs that have been m...
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1950s Turkish Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Modern Patchwork 10x13 Black Distressed Handmade Area Rug
Located in Houston, TX
Ashly Fine Rugs presents a Vintage Turkish Patchwork 10x13 area rug. This rug a is combination of multiple handmade vintage Turkish rugs that have been...
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1940s Turkish Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Superior Luxury Rug Kohinoor Contemporary Rug in Silk by Djoharian Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Kohinoor Luxury rug  Maharaja Style Rug Silk and Wool by Djoharian Design for living room, dining room, bedroom. Exclusive designer rug, hand-knotted from wool and real silk. Our c...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Superior Luxury Rug Kohinoor Contemporary Rug in Silk by Djoharian Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Kohinoor Palace rug  Maharaja Style Rug Silk and Wool area living dining room by Djoharian Design for living room, dining room, bedroom. Exclusive designer rug, hand-knotted from woo...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Gray on Gray Modern Hand-Knotted Wool Carpet, 6' x 9'
Located in New York, NY
Interweaving the gap between modern interior styles and traditional Persian carpets, this simplistic two-tone gray carpet measures 5’10” x 8’8” and features an all-over geometric des...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Skull Rug Inspired by Alexander McQueen
By Wunderkammer Studio, Alexander McQueen
Located in Dallas, TX
80433, Distressed Vintage Overdyed Blue Skull Rug 08'01 x 11'06. Drawing inspiration from Alexander McQueen, Día de los Muertos, and Disney's Coco movie, thi...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Persian Rug in Blue and Red Wool, 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary Persian carpet, titled Magma, measures 8’10” x 12’6” and belongs to the Orley Shabahang Galaxy collection. It consists of a hand-knotted Persian-inspired weave and ...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Orley Shabahang’s “Ionic Gabbeh” Geometric Shag Carpet in Gray and Cream
Located in New York, NY
With soft shades of gray, orange, and cream wool, this geometric carpet, titled Ionic Gabbeh, measures 9’1” x 12’3”, and belongs to the Orley Shabahang Shag Collection. Composed of a...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

White Modern Persian Textile Kilim Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Double-sided pillow made from modern Persian Kilim. Each pillow has zipper closure. They can be used as shams too. 15'' x 20''
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20th Century Turkish Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Foam, Cotton

NASIRI Mazandaran Collection - Blue Flatweave
Located in New York, NY
Our Mazandaran Collection highlights the minimalist sophistication that existed long before the modern era. These rugs are inspired by the kilims that were woven by Persian women in ...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Orley Shabahang "Leopardess" Tribal Revival Persian Rug, Neutral Wool, 6' x 9'
Located in New York, NY
Titled “Leopardess,” this cream and grey detailed carpet showcases a spotted leopard perched in a tree, surveying her surroundings for her prey. The carpet’s pile is hand-knotted uti...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Pink Modern Persian Rug, Wool, Orley Shabahang, 3' x 5'
Located in New York, NY
From our flat-weave series, "Rice Paddy" utilizes Orley Shabahang's signature double weave to compose this durable and understated carpet. The soft magenta ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Design Rug
Located in New York, NY
As close to monochrome as you can get, but with a verrrry discreet large lozenge pattern on a natural sand ground. No borders, natch. Narrow tassels ba...
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2010s Moroccan Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Design Fine Rug Hand Knotted Beige Gold
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Our MYSTIQUE COLLECTION impresses with a select palette of timeless colors and fine, carefully selected material. These fine pieces of contemporary art are hand-knotted by skilled ar...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Orley Shabahang "Rain" Modern Persian Rug, Brown & Cream, 8' x 10'
Located in New York, NY
This 8’ x 10’2" Orley Shabahang signature “Rain” carpet showcases a modern design in a hand knotted Persian weave. This carpet, from the Orley Shabahang Rain collection, features a s...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Kashan Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Kashan modernist carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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1940s Persian Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Shag Rug
Located in New York, NY
This shag rug is made with 100% handspun Persian wool with natural dyes. It is inspired by the vintage rugs that are native to the Shiraz region in Iran. Nas...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Striped Cut Loop Rug by Djoharian Design Modern Contemporary Art Hand Knotted
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modern design rug, hand knotted using finest wool bamboo silk in 3 x 2 ft / 90 x 60 cm. By Djoharian Design. Striped design rug hand-knotted in silk lilac ...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Persian Carpet in Indigo, Gold, and Cream Wool, 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
If one were to be flying through space and straight into a black hole, one can imagine gazing at a similar cosmic display as can be found in this contemporary Persian carpet, titled ...
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Early 2000s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Design Fine Silk Rug Hand Knotted Gray Charcoal
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Our MYSTIQUE COLLECTION impresses with a select palette of timeless colors and fine, carefully selected material. These fine pieces of contemporary art are hand-knotted by skilled ar...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Orley Shabahang "Synergy" Modern Persian Rug, Wool, Gray, Pink, 8' x 10'
Located in New York, NY
This Orley Shabahang signature “Synergy” carpet in pure handspun wool and organic dyes showcases a contemporary design in a hand-knotted Persian weave. From the Orley Shabahang Galax...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Pink Cubism Refracted Silk Rug by Djoharian Design Modern Contemporary Art
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary abstract modern design carpet, hand knotted using finest Chinese mulberry silk in 6.6 x 9.6 ft / 300 x 200 cm By Djoharian Design...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Superior Luxury Rug Heriz, Contemporary Rug in Silk by Djoharian Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modernized Persian design hand knotted rug using finest wool and silk in 8 x 10 ft By Djoharian Design. Modern desig rug in style of a Persian Heriz in a new layered look. This design will pop up every room - imagine it in a brutalist designed space! Design in style of Heriz hand-knotted. Collection: Djoharian Design - "Once upon a time I was a Heriz" Colors: pinks and golds and turquois Pile: 90% Chinese matka silk, 10% Tibetan highland wool Knot density: 150 knots / inch² Production time approx 23-24 weeks in size 8 x 10 ft. Size: Available to order in the desired size. Other color combinations are possible. Underfloor heating: Suitable Perfect for loft or Industrial modern rooms...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Rug in Modern Design in Shades of Blue
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Persian carpet with a classical composition has been overdyed in light blue. With both Classic and contemporary characteristics, this beautiful carpet could perfectly adorn a tr...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Ref No. Mazandaran 8899
Located in New York, NY
Our Mazandaran flatweave rug is made with handspun wool and cotton with natural dyes. It is inspired by the Antique kilims that are native to the Kurdish region in Iran. N A S I R I ...
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2010s Afghan Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Gray on Grey Modern Wool Persian Carpet, 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
In soft and contrasting shades of gray hand-spun wool, this contemporary Persian carpet titled "Badu" measures 8’11” x 12’5” and belongs to the Orley Shabahang Dream Collection. Insp...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Design Fine Silk Rug Hand Knotted Iight Blue
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Designer rug circa 9 x 6 ft hand-knotted blue Exclusive finterior design rug, hand-knotted in two colors from the finest bamboo silk. Discreet elegance through noble material. Manufa...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Botanical Silk Rug Hand-Knotted Gray Charcoal Modern Design Djoharian
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modern design, hand knotted using hand spun botanical bamboo silk by Djoharian Design. This hand-knotted rug with an organic design and wonderful color comb...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Large Vintage Gabbeh Art Deco Design Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful late 20th century Gabbeh rug with a modern design and light colors with blue, green, orange and grey, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on wool foundation.
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Late 20th Century Asian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Silk Rug Hand Knotted Gray Charcoal Djoharian Collection
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modern design, hand knotted using hand spun bamboo silk. By Djoharian Design. This design will pop up every room - imagine it in a brutalist designed space! Perfect for loft or Industrial modern rooms...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Modern Persian Ferehan Rug, Geometric, Wool, Orley Shabahang, 3' x 5'
Located in New York, NY
Measuring 3’ x 5’, this contemporary Persian carpet is hand-knotted with all-natural handspun wool. The traditional Persian weaving techniques used to create this carpet provide a pl...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Orley Shabahang "Nobles" Modern Persian Animal Rug, 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
This Orley Shabahang signature "Nobles" carpet, from our limited series Animal Collection, was created using handspun wool and organic vegetable dyes. This contemporary twist on the ...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Wool and Silk Persian Rug, Cream, Gray, Orley Shabahang, 10' x 14'
Located in New York, NY
Bask in the beauty of this 10' x 14' gray and cream modern Persian rug woven with wool and silk by Orley Shabahang. Ultra-detailed with a soft light-gray silk design and a subdued cr...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Once Upon a Time I Was a Heriz, Contemporary Rug in Silk by Djoharian Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modernized Persian design hand knotted rug using finest wool and silk in 8 x 10 ft. By Djoharian Design. Modern design rug in style of a Persian Heriz in a new layered look. This design will pop up every room - imagine it in a brutalist designed space! Design in style of Heriz hand-knotted. Collection: Djoharian Design - "Once upon a time I was a Heriz" Colors: pinks and golds and turquois Pile: 90% Chinese matka silk, 10% Tibetan highland wool Knot density: 150 knots / inch² Production time approx. 23-24 weeks in size 8 x 10 ft. Size: Available to order in the desired size. Other color combinations are possible. Underfloor heating: Suitable Perfect for loft or Industrial modern rooms. Looks fantastic on modern exposed concrete floors as well. Interior designers and architects are welcome to have this rug custom made...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Cubism Refracted Silk Rug Gold Concrete Hand Knotted Contemporary Modern Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary abstract modern design carpet, hand knotted using finest Chinese mulberry silk in 8 x 10 ft By Djoharian Design. Modern desiger rug cubism hand-knotted sil...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Qashqai Refracted Silk Rug Hand Knotted Contemporary Modern Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary abstract modern design rug, hand knotted using finest Chinese mulberry silk in 8 x 6 ft size. By Djoharian Design. Modern desiger rug Qashqai Lion...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Contemporary Rug Gray Charcoal Modern Design Djoharian Botanical Bamboo Slk
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modern design, hand knotted using hand spun botanical bamboo silk by Djoharian Design. This hand-knotted rug with an organic design and wonderful color comb...
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2010s Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Distressed Persian Rug with a Modern Design in Gray and Blue
Located in Atlanta, GA
Distressed Persian rug with a modern design in gray background and midnight blue highlights, rug/crv-10046449, distressed Persian rug. Measures...
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1950s Persian Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Orley Shabahang "Lion" Tribal Revival Persian Animal Rug, Neutral Wool, 8' x 10'
Located in New York, NY
From the Orley Shabahang Animal collection, this "Lion" carpet was created by master weaver Bahram Shabahang. Made of handspun wool from our own herd of Persian Fat-tail sheep, this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Once upon a time I was a Heriz, Contemporary Rug in Silk by Djoharian Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modernized Persian design hand knotted rug using finest wool and silk in 8 x 10 ft By Djoharian Design. Modern desig rug in style of a Persian Heriz in a new layered look. This design will pop up every room - imagine it in a brutalist designed space! Design in style of Heriz hand-knotted. Collection: Djoharian Design - "Once upon a time I was a Heriz" Colors: pinks and grays Pile: 90% Chinese matka silk, 10% Tibetan highland wool Knot density: 150 knots / inch² Production time approx 23-24 weeks in size 8 x 10 ft. Size: Available to order in the desired size. Other color combinations are possible. Underfloor heating: Suitable Perfect for loft or Industrial modern rooms...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Once Upon a Time I Was a Heriz, Contemporary Rug in Silk by Djoharian Design
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary modernized Persian design hand knotted rug using finest wool and silk in 8 x 10 ft By Djoharian Design. Modern desig rug in style of a Persian Heriz in...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Flatweave Persian Rug, Brown and Cream, 10' x 14'
Located in New York, NY
From the Orley Shabahang flat-weave collection, this signature carpet in handspun wool and vegetable dyes was created by master weaver Bahram Shabahang. Orley Shabahang works house t...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Modern Design Rug with Faded Colors from 1950s Persia
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Persian Distressed rug with modern design in blue and gray faded all-over design from 1950s Persia, rug crv-10046461, country of origin / type: Iran / Distressed modern, circ...
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1950s Persian Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Rug with Abstract Design in Silver, Blue, Gray, L. Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Distressed Vintage Rug with Abstract Design in Silver, Dark Blue, Gray, L. Green, Taupe and White. Measures: 11 x 15'7. Distressed vintage Persian large abstract Rug with Modern Design/ abstract design in Silver, dark blue, Gray, taupe & White colors. Vintage distressed Persian rug...
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1930s Persian Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Antique Persian Rug with Abstract Modern Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Distressed Antique Persian Rug with All Over Modern abstract Design in Teal Blue, Blue, taupe, tan, honey colors. Antique distressed Per...
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1930s Persian Vintage Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Qum Refracted Gold Orchid Hand Knotted Contemporary Modern Design Carpet
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary abstract modern design carpet, hand knotted using finest Chinese mulberry silk and Tibetan highland wool. By Djoharian Design. This rug style originates in ...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Tribal Persian Shiraz Relief Rug
Located in New York, NY
This modern Persian hand knotted rug is made with handspun wool and natural dyes. It is inspired by the antique rug making style that is nativ...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Persian Shiraz Rug
Located in New York, NY
This modern Persian hand knotted rug is made with handspun wool and natural dyes. The design is inspired from an antique Chinese rug, while the construction is inspired by that of wh...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Persian Shiraz Rug
Located in New York, NY
This modern Persian hand knotted rug is made with handspun wool and natural dyes. It is inspired by the antique rug making style that is nativ...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Orley Shabahang "Canyon Sunset" Modern Persian Rug, 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
This Orley Shabahang signature "Canyon Sunset" carpet from our Art Deco collection consists of handspun wool that is both organic vegetable-dyed as well as undyed. Showcasing the nat...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Decorative Persian Shiraz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Our Shiraz rug is hand-knotted and made from the finest hand-carded, hand-spun naturally dyed wool. Many of the rugs made in the villages surrounding the city of Shiraz, are crafted ...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Floral Bijar Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
78145 Antique Orange Persian Bijar Rug, 03'04 x 05'00. This exquisite hand-knotted wool antique Persian Bijar rug is a captivating vision of artistry and tradition, designed to bring...
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Early 20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Traditional Inspired Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Traditional Inspired Rug by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 13'4" × 18'4" (406 × 558 cm) A contemporary traditional inspired hand-knotted wool rug. This traditional classic rug draws attenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

New Contemporary Damask Silk Area Rug with Victorian Elegance
Located in Dallas, TX
31014 Contemporary Abstract Damask Wool and Silk Rug, 09'01 x 12'00. Contemporary abstract damask rugs with an erased design, originating from India, seamlessly blend traditional and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

New Contemporary Damask Wool and Silk Area Rug with Victorian Elegance
Located in Dallas, TX
31146 Modern Gray Erased Damask Rug, 06'11 x 10'00. Contemporary modern damask rugs with an erased design, originating from India, blend traditional and modern aesthetics through int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

New Contemporary Damask Silk Area Rug with Victorian Elegance
Located in Dallas, TX
31138 Contemporary Abstract Erased Damask Rug, 06'07 x 09'08. Contemporary abstract damask rugs with an erased design, originating from India, blend traditional and abstract aestheti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

New Contemporary Damask Silk Area Rug with Victorian Elegance
Located in Dallas, TX
31137 Contemporary Abstract Erased Damask Rug, 07'10 x 09'07. Contemporary abstract damask rugs with an erased design, originating from India, blend traditional and abstract aesthet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Persian Rugs

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Silk

Modern Cream Wool and Silk Carpet in Brown and White, 9' x 12'
Located in New York, NY
This modern work of functional art, the "Strata" carpet from Orley Shabahang in 9' x 12' woven in wool and silk, represents the epitome of luxury. Layering architectural motifs atop ...
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2010s Persian Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern persian rugs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern persian rugs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage persian rugs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include rugs and carpets, asian art and furniture, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, wool and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern persian rugs made in a specific country, there are Asia, West Asia, and Iran pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original persian rugs, popular names associated with this style include Rug & Kilim, Orley Shabahang, Bahram Shabahang, and Nasiri. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for persian rugs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $239 and tops out at $150,000 while the average work can sell for $6,000.

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