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Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Tapestry after Alexander Calder Woven Wool Aubusson, Circa 1970
Located in Miami, FL
Tapestry after Alexander Calder woven wool Titled "Serpent au Vitrail N0 20" Woven signature, Pinton tapestry mark and numbered 3/6 on the reverse, with the label of publisher Art Vi...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Art Wool Tapestry "Mirror" by Svejdova, Czechoslovakia, 1984
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of non-woven textile (Airtag) by D. Švejdova. Signed. Marked by VUV Brno (Research Institut in Woolen) Very good original condition.
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1980s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Modernist Vintage Hook Rug/Wall Hanging Musical Motif
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist vintage hook rug/wall hanging, musical Motif, in the manner of Picasso, excellent original condition, nice use of color, texture and space.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Large, Vintage French Tapestry, Andre Minaux, Flying Geese, Blue/Violet tones
By Andre Minaux
Located in Austin, TX
Original wall tapestry by French artist Andre Minaux, Flying Geese (Vol d'oies) dyed onto cotton in blue, violet and neutral tones. In very good condition, slight wear on one area fr...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

2 Tapistries by Simone Prouve
Located in Long Island City, NY
Cotton, wool and mix-media. Signed. Simone Prouve (born 1931) is the daughter Jean Prouve. Dimensions 1549- H 92"1/2 x W 61" - H 80"3/4 x W 61" and H 94"1/2 x W43"3/4. Price is per t...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton, Rope

Mid Century Wall Tapestry City, Hans Jürgen Schöbel for Södahl, Denmark, 1960s
By Hans J. Schöbel, Södahl AS
Located in Praha, CZ
- Rare - Marked by label.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Jute, Polyester, Wood

Art Wool Tapestry "Still Life" by Svejdova, Czechoslovakia, 1979
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of non-woven textile (Artaig) by Drahomíra Švejdova. Signed. Marked by VUV Brno (Research Institut in Woolen) Very good original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Pablo Picasso Le Coq Wool Carpet Limited Edition 1997
Located in Munich, DE
Artist rug after Pablo Picasso, motif ‘Le Coq’, by Desso, Germany, limited edition of 500. Made of pure wool reverse side with label. The rug is from an old storage and was never use...
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1990s German Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Colourful 1970s German Artist's Wall Rug by Ewald Kröner for Schloss Hackhausen
Located in Berlin, DE
This gorgeous wall rug was designed in the 1970s by artist Ewald Kröner and manufactured by his own Label Schloss Hackhausen in Germany. Rectangular wall rug with eight long tassels ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry, "Geometrico" by Valdivino Alves Da Conceição, Brazil, 1960's, Wool
Located in PARIS, FR
With a dimension of 141 x 100 cm and developed with the artisanal technique of the "small dot", this tapestry by Brazilian artist Valdivino Alves da Conceição presents a composition ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1971 Francisca Reichardt Omahar Wall Textile
By Knoll, Francisca Reichardt
Located in South Charleston, WV
Knoll International, Francisca Reichardt, 1971. Textile, screen print on cotton. Design "Omahar". Measures: 49.5" wide x 63" (orientation depending) x 1.25" thick. One of the most ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton, Walnut

Woman Playing the Lute Tapestry in Frame
Located in New York, NY
Vintage (20th Century) tapestry featuring a woman playing a lute, alongside an open book and flowers, set in a wooden, bronze-finished frame carved with acanthus leaf designs.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Tapestry "The City" Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser for Tetex
By Hundertwasser, Tetex 1
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hundertwasser transforming his works into a tapestry, Hundertwasser's main concern was to have this done freehand a transmission of one of his works into a different medium and the q...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry by Herbert Bayer Titled Event, 1980
Located in Miami, FL
Herbert Bayer "Event" tapestry, 1980. Signed lower left, "Bayer" and with insignia to lower right. Verso with signed, titled, dated and numbered (2/3) label. Produced by the Munch...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Oak

Swedish Wall Hanging Tapestry 'Eden' Anne Nômtak for Borås Jacquardväfveri 1960s
Located in London, GB
'Eden' by Anne Nômtak Produced by Borås Jacquardväfveri in Sweden Material: Wool Produced in the 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Marta Maas-Fjetterström Framed Handwoven Wall Tapestry
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A beautiful handwoven textile in tapestry technique by Marta Maas-Fjetterström. Framed in dark stained oak and double glass (sandwich) so that the wall color shows next to the tap...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage French Needlepoint Tapestry Wall Hanging Manner of Jean Lurcat
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful vintage French tapestry or wall hanging in the manner of Jean Lurcat, circa 1960. This tapestry is a wonderful statement piece for any modern, contemporary or midcentur...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Multicolored Abstract Design Wall Tapestry
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - Czechoslovakia - Intact fringes, beautiful design.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Matching Jean Lurcat Aubusson Tapestries Carte A & Carte B
Located in Dronten, NL
Midcentury tapestries designed by Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) and woven at Atelier Suzanne Goubely-Gatien in Aubusson, France. Handwoven in wool, they date to circa 1950. The reverse "Ca...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Art Wool Tapestry "Over the Heaps" by Karel Svoboda, Czechoslovakia, 1975
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of non-woven textile (Artaig) by Karel Svoboda. Signed. Marked by Art Protis Atelier Vlnena 2 Brno Very good original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Framed Elie Grekoff Cartoon Tapestry "Le Scorpion"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This French hand-printed cartoon tapestry by Elie Grekoff, signed by artist, entitled “Le Scorpion” Elie Greekoff, who joined early on the academy of Fernand Leger, depicts the sc...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Canvas

Beatles Fabric Holland, circa 1964
By N.V. Stoomweverij Nijverheid
Located in Sydney, NSW
Curtain fabric made by N. V. Stoomweverij Nijverheid Enschede, Holland [NV Steam Weaving] in green with the Fab Four in various poses, singularly and as a group with song titles, as ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Mid-century unique abstract tapestry handwoven by the artist Daniel de Liniere
Located in Antwerp, BE
Title: La paix des ombres or the peace of the shadows. A beautiful and unique Mid-Century abstract tapestry handwoven by the artist Daniel de Liniere, born in France 1925.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Pierre Cardin French Carpet Rug
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Size 136.22 X 96.85 in. Wool area rug by French designer Pierre Cardin (1922-2020). Geometric design carpet, circa 1970, Wool.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Midcentury Abstract Design Handmade Wool Tapestry, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Handmade, special technique Art Protis - Marked by designer and manufacturer - Czechoslovakia - Very good condition. - circa 1960s.
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

'A White Stream' Wool Tapestry or Rug by H. Sulkowska for Cepelia c 1960, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful wool tapestry, or small rug, named 'Bialy Potok' which translates to 'A White Stream', designed by artist H. Sulkowska for the Polish company 'ZWW' (Zakopiańskie Warsztat...
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Jean Picart Le Doux Mid-Century Aubusson Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Aubusson tapestry designed by Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982) and handwoven at Atelier Pinton in Aubusson France. Woven in the mid-1960s, entitled "Autumn-Hiver", it depi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Vintage Swedish Tapestry. Size: 5 ft x 8 ft (1.52 m x 2.44 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Tapestry rug, Origin: Sweden, circa: Mid-Century. Size: 5 ft x 8 ft (1.52 m x 2.44 m) This vintage Swedish tapestry showcases a tremendous expressionist work of ar...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Modernist Abstract Ecuadorian Tapestry / Wall Hanging Designed by Olga Fisch
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Modernist Abstract Ecuadorian Tapestry / wall hanging designed by Olga Fisch.... Of Hungarian origin, Olga Fisch (1901-1991) emigrated in 1933, first to Morocco and in 1939...
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1960s Ecuadorean Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1960's Danish Graphic Art Screen-Print Tapestry Wall Hanging Sodahl Design Jute
By Södahl AS
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Large modernist 100% jute Mid-Century Modern Danish graphic art screen print tapestry. Wood dowels are in the ends for hanging.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Jute

Midcentury Tapestry "La Mousson" Signed by R. Fumeron
Located in Beirut, LB
Midcentury tapestry designed by Rene Fumeron (1921-2003) entitled "La Mousson". Limited edition, hand printed on wool, with the artist's initials R.F in the lower right corner with L...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Large Mid-Century Modern European Polish Cepelia Tapestry Wall Hanging Rug
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly wonderful and rivetting large Mid-Century Modern tapestry/ wall hanging/ rug with fantastic graphic design and rich warm colors. Handwoven from wool. Retains the original...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mathieu Matégot Signed Aubusson Tapestry for Pinton, France 1960s
Located in Chicago, IL
1960s French Midcentury Mathieu Matégot Aubusson hand-knotted wool tapestry for Pinton. Signature woven into tapestry; original signed fabric patch on back. Currently has cast iron...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Spanish Hand Knotted Wool Tapestry, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Hand knotted wool tapestry by unknwon artist. Traditionally manufactured in Spain. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina....
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Blue and White OpArt Danish Rya Rug by Hojer Eksport Wilton
Located in Hanover, MA
Vintage rectangular Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Art Wool Tapestry "Spring Landscape" by Luděk Majer, 1979
Located in Praha, CZ
Marked by Art Protis and signed by author Ludek Majer Very good original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Jean Lurcat Aubusson Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury tapestry designed by Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) and woven at Atelier Suzanne Goubely-Gatien in Aubusson, France. Handwoven in wool, it dates to circa 1956 and entitled "La Nu...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Tapestry

Mid-Century Modern Hand Knotted Abstract Rug Wall Tapestry After Joan Miro
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautifully crafted wall tapestry after Joan Miro. It features hand knotted wool construction with vibrant colors. Clean and ready for use.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Jean-Claude Duprez Handwoven French Wool & Cotton Tapestry Fall Leaves 1960
By Jean-Claude Duprez
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern French rectangular handwoven wool and cotton tapestry on a Jean Claude Duprez canvas. Depicting Autumn Leaves in brown, green and beige color.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton, Wool

1970s Modernist Colorful School of Fish Art Wall Tapestry Framed in Black
Located in National City, CA
Art Mid-Century Modern colorful school of fish art wall tapestry framed in black. Measures: 20H x 43 W x 1.5 D. Preowned original unrestored vintage condition. Please review imag...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Mid Century Wall Tapestry, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Rare - Nice condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Verner Panton Quadrat Textile in Green. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton Textile, Denmark, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 1.17 m)
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

1970s Wall Mounted Framed Rug
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This is an amazing example of the age of 1970s style. This piece is in excellent condition, almost perfect. The frame shows some age as seen in the photos but the rug it's self is fl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Brazilian Embroidered Abstract Red Tapestry by Genaro de Carvalho, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful red Brazilian embroidered petit point 1960s tapestry by Genaro de Carvalho with an abstract garden scene. Only one owner, purchased directly from Genaro's studio in Bahia i...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry by Georges Vaxelaire, Belgium, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Tapestry by Georges Vaxelaire, Belgium, 1970s.
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1960’s Ackerman Era Rooster Tapestry
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Striking 1960’s rooster tapestry with vibrant yellows, blues and greens. Reminiscent of Ackerman tapestries but unsigned.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Hand Knotted Abstract Art Rug Wall Tapestry After Joan Miro
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautifully crafted wall tapestry after Joan Miro. It features hand knotted wool construction with vibrant colors. Clean and ready for use.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Spanish Hand Knotted Wool Tapestry, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditionally hand knotted wool tapestry. Manufatured in Spain, circa 1960. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. M...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

'Oblique Ombre' Textile Art Work by Fiber Artist Jane Knight, 1970s
Located in Dallas, TX
'Oblique Ombre' textile installation by Fiber artist Jane Knight. Comprised of 31 elements and signed with a copper metal plaque. Jane Knight (1928-2013) was born in Grosse Pointe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute

Wall Tapestry by Swiss Artist Claire Wermeille 'Born 1942'
Located in Renens, CH
Wall tapestry by Swiss artist Claire Wermeille who studied tapestry in Aubusson as well as in Poland around 1960. Wool with colors of ivory, beige, brown, black and red. This w...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Fish Motif Tapestry in the Style of Evelyn Ackerman, Vibrant Multicolor
Located in Kansas City, MO
Vibrant, colorful fish tapestry in the style of Evelyn Ackerman. Very good original condition. Ready to hang.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Jean Lurcat Aubusson Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century tapestry designed by Jean Lurcat and woven at Atelier Suzanne Goubely-Gatien in Aubusson, France. Hand woven in wool, it dates to the 1950s and entitled "Bahia La Rouge"....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Tapestry

Textured Macrame Wall Tapestry, Spain 1970s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Macrame wall tapestry, Spain 1970s. The tapestry is made from different materials and is exposing an interesting play of textures and patterns. All the ropes and threads are custom m...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton, Polyester

1974 Wool Tapestry By Maurice Elie Sarthou
By Maurice Élie Sarthou
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1974 Wool Tapestry By Maurice Elie Sarthou Maker :Atelier 3 Number 1 of 6 Title: The Beach signed on the front and dated and signed on the back Perfect condition
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1960s Fine Chinese Silk Art Embroidered Tapestry Framed Panel Village Folk
Located in National City, CA
1960s Fine Chinese Silk Art Embroidered Tapestry Village Folk framed Frame 32.25 tall x 20.5 w x .5 thick Silk Art Silk art 24.75 tall x 13 Preowned original unrestored vintage con...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Silk

1960s Helical Wool Tapestry Fiber Art
By Sheila Hicks
Located in Springfield, OR
Beautifully constructed and well thought out wool tapestry. A really good use of earth tones blending with the raw look of the wool.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Hand Knotted & Colorful Rug or Wall Tapestry W. Dancers 1970s
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and excellent condition woolen rug with great colors. If you are looking for a unique and artistic carpet or wall rug then this midcentury specimen could be perfect. This ...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Abstract 1960s Textile Fiber Art Panel Titled "Summer is Gone" by Helen Richards
Located in Peabody, MA
Abstract fiber art panel titled “Summer is Gone” by the painter and textile artist Helen Richards of Garden Grove, CA, circa 1960s.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Natural Fiber, Wood

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