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Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pillow Cases With Chequers design Fashioned from a mid 20th C. Flat weave
Located in Istanbul, TR
They do not come with inserts. Linen in the back. Zipper Closure. Dry Cleaning is reccommended.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Pillow Cases with Chequers Design Fashioned from a Mid 20th C Flat Weave
Located in Istanbul, TR
They do not come with inserts. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. Dry cleaning is reccommended.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Yellow Blue Antique Chinese Room Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
A mid 20th century room size Chinese rug in blue and yellow. The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky sheen to it as well. 8'9'' x 11'7''
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Early 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Swedish Lavender Flat weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Swedish Lavender Flat weave Rug Size: 5'4" × 7'9" (162 × 236 cm). This vintage Swedish flat weave rug was made around 1955, and is a prime example of the Scandinavian sty...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Kars Handmade Brown Tribal Designed Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Turkish Kars hand-knotted wool rug with a brown field. This Turkish rug has green, orange, blue, and pink accents in a gorgeous all-over geometric Tribal design. ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat weave rug Size: 6'1" × 9'10" (185 × 299 cm) This vintage Swedish flat weave rug originates from the mid-century, which marked a boom in Scandinavian design. Sc...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Yellow Suzani from Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1960s-1970s
Located in Istanbul, TR
A long Suzani with a rarer pattern on yellow rayon background.
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Vintage Turkish Kars Handmade Floral Pattern Peach Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Turkish Kars hand-knotted wool rug with a Peach gradient field. This Turkish rug has blue, pink, brown, and gray accents in a gorgeous floral pattern design. Thi...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Beige Ivory Purple Rust Hand Knotted Silk Transitional Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Silk, Wool

Cranberry Pink Mid-Century Modern Hand-Knotted Sustainable Silk Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk Collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Navy Midnight Blue Over-Dye Contemporary Natural Silk Hand-knotted Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Beige Ivory Purple Rust Hand Knotted Silk Transitional Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Eco-Friendly Transitional Ikat Silk Beige Purple and Gold Mustard Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Large Zebra Stencil Printed Genuine Large European Cowhide Rug Ink on Caramel
Located in Bronxville, NY
Zebra Stencil Printed (Ink on Caramel) Cow Hide: All of our Hair Cow Hides are full hides and measure approximately 7'w x 8'l. They are of the highest quality from the French regi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Animal Skin, Hide, Hide, Zebra Hide

Carpet China, 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Carpet. China, 1940s. Wool, hand-knotted. Measures: 272 x 340 cm - 107.1 x 133.9 in Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may be applied depending on the ship-to location. A ...
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1940s Chinese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Carpet by Venrner Panton Denmark, 1950’s-1970’s
Located in Milan, IT
Carpet by Venrner Panton. Denmark, 1950’s – 1970’s. Hand knotted in monocrome wool. 318 x 228 cm-125.2 x 89.9 in A "Belle Arti" certificate (Fine Arts Certificate) may be required f...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Deco Carpet China, First Decades of the XX Century
Located in Milan, IT
Deco carpet. China, first decades of the XX Century. Polychrome wool, hand-knotted. Measures: 265 x 216 cm - 104.3 x 85 in Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may be applied...
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1910s Chinese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Kilim Carpet, Anatolia, Mid 20th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Kilim. Anatolia, mid 20th century. Hand flat weaved. Wool, natural dyes. 327 x 282 cm - 128.7 x 111 in Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may be applied depending on the sh...
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1950s Asian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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

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Wool

Deco Carpet, China
Located in Milan, IT
Deco carpet China, 1940s. Wool. Hand knotted. Measures: 348 x 268 cm. 137 x 105.5 in. Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may be applied depending on the ship-to location. ...
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1940s Chinese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Allen Rug in Ivory, Red & Blue Wool
Located in New York, NY
Quirky and funny is what comes to mind when you think of Woody Allen. Much more than a pop culture cult icon he’s one of the greatest movie director of the 21st century. So this hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Hitchcock Rug in Gray Wool
Located in New York, NY
This iconic 40’s director gives name to this lifestyle piece entirely made out in wool. Hitchcock was the horror Master and a super strict with his cast, following the same strictnes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Polanski Rug in Beige and Red Felted Wool
Located in New York, NY
A complex and controversial figure, Polansky is a man who has had to endured a devastating tragedy in his life. The brutal murder of his loved one. The pain experienced by Polanski t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Coppola Rug in Dark Orange Tencel
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the director of the Godfather one the greatest movies of all time, Coppola rugs is above all an optical illusion, it seems to move on their own tempo. The material used w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Tarantino Rug in Dark Gray Tencel
Located in New York, NY
With a flair for the dramatic as the director whose name signs the piece, this handmade Tarantino rug is a full blown hand tufted masterpiece. Made by hand by the most experts Portug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Spielberg Rug in Blue and Green Tencel
Located in New York, NY
The Spielberg rug is a masterpiece of dueling sides. In accordance with the chameleon director whose work inspired this handmade rug, it is really a blue degrade masterpiece. Made ou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Anderson Round Rug in Gray Wool
Located in New York, NY
This versatile design rug full of attitude is made of hand tufted 100% Wool that will really stand out in your home decor. It is a harmonious piece that simultaneously transmits you ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Burton Rug in Gray Wool
Located in New York, NY
Tim Burton might easily be one of the most controversial movie directors of all time. Made out in thin wool this rug which is entirely trimmed afterwards by hand, the standard finish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Kubrick Rug in Mint Green Tencel
Located in New York, NY
2001: A space Odyssey redefine the art of directing and inspire wannabe film students everywhere. Director Stanley Kubrick became an icon and a trend setter for the industry. This 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Rug Designed by Carlo Hauner for Minorca Tessuti, 1960s
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Handwoven rug designed by Carlo Hauner. Minorca Tessuti, the 1960s. Woolen handwoven rug with an organic motif in orange and cream by the Austrian furniture designer Carlo Hauner....
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Angora Wool Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
73980, vintage Turkish Angora wool rug with Mid-Century Modern style. This blue vintage Turkish rug features a plush pile of angora wool. Three stripes the length of the width grace ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Angora

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Striped Flatweave Rug
Located in New York, NY
The Mid-Century Modern Collection is skillfully sourced by N A S I R I and exclusive to our showroom. These flatweaves embody the minimalist sophistication that emerged in the mid-20...
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1960s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Mid-Century Modern Style Minimalist Mazandaran Flatweave Rug
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 Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Stripe Mazandaran Flatweave Rug
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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1960s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Style Minimalist Mazandaran Tribal Flatweave Rug
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 Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Style Minimalist Flatweave Rug
Located in New York, NY
This Charmo flatweave rug is made with handspun wool and natural dyes. It is inspired by the antique kilims that are native to the Kurdish region in Iran. NASIRI continues their rich...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Flatweave Rug
Located in New York, NY
The Mid-Century Modern collection is skillfully sourced by N A S I R I and exclusive to our showroom. These flatweaves embody the minimalist sophistication that emerged in the mid-20...
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1960s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Flatweave Rug
Located in New York, NY
The Mid-Century Modern Collection is skillfully sourced by N A S I R I and exclusive to our showroom. These flatweaves embody the minimalist sophistication that emerged in the mid-20...
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1960s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Flatweave Rug
Located in New York, NY
The Mid-Century Modern Collection is skillfully sourced by N A S I R I and exclusive to our showroom. These flatweaves embody the minimalist sophistication that emerged in the mid-20...
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1960s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Style Minimalist Flatweave Rug
Located in New York, NY
This flatweave rug is made with handspun (wool or wool and cotton) and natural dyes. It is inspired by the Antique kilims that are native to the Kurdish region in Iran. NASIRI contin...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Abstract Orange, Yellow and Brown Wool Carpet, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Abstract orange, yellow and brown wool carpet, 1970s.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Checkerbaord Turkish Deco Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Turkish deco rug with a checkerboard motif Measures: 19'' x 19''.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Foam, Cotton

Midcentury Olga Fisch Caceria 'The Hunt' Multicolored Carpet on Beige Background
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Olga Fisch Caceria (The hunt) colorful carpet on beige background. Size: 10'5" × 14'9" (317 × 449 cm). This vintage rug created circa 1950 by Olga Fisch is part of her f...
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Mid-20th Century Ecuadorean Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Indian Dhurrie Rug in Shades of Beige, Blue, and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Indian Dhurrie rug in shades of beige, blue, and brown. Size: 15'3" × 19'4" (464 × 589 cm). Dhurrie, a traditional Indian rug, has been characteristic of India for centu...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Pink "Rubirosa" Midcentury Rug by Marianne Richter, Woven Signature 'AB MMF MR'
Located in New York, NY
Pink "Rubirosa" midcentury rug by Marianne Richter. Woven signature to edge 'AB MMF MR' Size: 4'6" × 7'2" (137 × 218 cm) Popularity of Swedish rugs seems to match that of Classic P...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Swedish Rya Rug in Lapis Blue, Emerald Green, and Black
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Swedish Rya rug in lapis blue, emerald green, and black stripes Size: 4'5" × 8'6" (134 × 259 cm). This vintage pile weave comes from the time of the Scandinavian...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Modern Scandinavian Rug with Colorful Leaves
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Modern Scandinavian rug with colorful leaves on ivory and baby blue background Size: 4'7" × 6'6" (139 × 198 cm). Ryas are the oldest and the most fascinating type of Scand...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Rug, Swedish Kilim, Rollakan, Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in Bochum, NRW
Scandinavian Modern Swedish Rollakan Kilim, flat-weave Kilim rug, signed in the weave lower left. This flat-weave carpet features a gorgeous palette range from a soft pink-red, green...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Moroccan Cotton Runner in Purple, Yellow, Green and Red
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Moroccan cotton runner in purple, yellow, green and red Size: 2'5" × 7'2" (73 × 218 cm) This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan runner carpet features a bold raised pile multic...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Midcentury Moroccan Handmade Wool Rug in Red, Green and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Moroccan handmade wool rug in red, green and brown Size: 4'2" × 7'0" (127 × 213 cm) A mid-20th century vintage wool pile rug. A modern take on the traditional Moroccan d...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Persian Serapi Wool Rug in Deep Red, Brown, Blue and Beige
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Persian Serapi wool rug in deep red, brown, blue and beige Size: 9'8" x 11'3" (294 × 342 cm) While Serapi rugs (known also as Heriz rugs) are considered to be a part of ...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury American Dark Red and Pink Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury American dark red and pink handmade wool rug Size: 6'2" × 9'1" (187 × 276 cm) An American carpet having a simple horizontal pattern in various shades of red overall. It...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand rug Size: 6'9" × 13'9" (205 × 419 cm) Combining influences from various weaving centers, this vintage rug is a Classic example of the unique Samarkand artistry...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Samarkand Navy Blue and Beige Handmade Wool Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand navy blue and beige handmade wool carpet Size: 4'0" × 6'2" (121 × 187 cm) This beautiful vintage rug is a Classic example of the exceptional artistry from Sama...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury French Modernist Blue Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Modernist blue handmade wool rug Size: 7'2" x 14'0" (218 x 426 cm) This solid blue vintage French Modernist area rug is a bold statement representative of a defin...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury American Hooked Green, Beige and White 'Timeworn' Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury American hooked green, beige and white 'Timeworn' handmade wool rug Size: 11'3" × 14'2" (342 × 431 cm). Proliferating in regions where winters were long, the climate col...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Floral Blue, Pink and Black Handwoven Wool Hooked Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury floral blue, pink and black handwoven wool hooked rug Size: 10'9" × 14'9" (327 × 449 cm) A hooked tile area rug having alternating square and thinly-striped tiles with a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury American Handwoven Wool Rag Rug in Brown, Ivory and Blue Stripes
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury American handwoven wool rag rug in brown, ivory and blue stripes Size: 8'6" × 9'2" (259 × 279 cm) American Rag antique rug having a dense horizontal striped pattern over...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool