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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century Turkish Oushak rug. Oushak rugs are prized for their rich looks as well as for their high quality and exceptional beauty, which makes them excellent decorat...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Angora, Wool

  • Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
  • Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
  • Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
  • Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
W 98 in. L 116 in.
Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century highly decorative Persian Malayer mat size rug. Camel, light blues and light green accents.
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Bijar Runner with Boteh Design and Modern Victorian Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76944 Antique Persian Bijar Runner with Boteh Design and Modern Victorian Style. This hand-knotted wool antique Persian Bijar runner displays an all-over repetitive pattern of opulen...
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Early 20th Century Persian Victorian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Pale Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century rare original size Chinese square rug in predominant shades of pale beige and brown. The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky sheen...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Romantic Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Pale Antique Chinese Rug
  • Pale Antique Chinese Rug
  • Pale Antique Chinese Rug
  • Pale Antique Chinese Rug
W 105 in. L 137 in.
Antique Chinese Pictographic Rug
Located in New York, NY
A Chinese pictographic rug in predominant shades blue. The wool is very soft and all the colors are natural. Soft on the feet.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Romantic Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Pale Blue Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Enchanting early 20th century highly decorative Chinese Peking rug with an abrashed light blue field The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky sheen to it...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Ming Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Square Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century rare original size Chinese square rug in predominant shades of brown. The wool is very soft and all the colors are natural.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Romantic Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Pale Blue Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century room size Chinese rug in various shades of blue. The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky sheen to it as well.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Square Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Chinese square rug in predominant shades of midnight blue. The wool is very soft and all the colors are natural.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Romantic Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Oversize Light Blue Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century oversize size one of a kind Chinese rug in various predominant light blues and creams. The wool and feel of the rug is very soft on the feet. It has a silky she...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Persian Tabriz rug with an astonishing large scale all-over palette in stunning blues, apricots, creams, orangey rust and umber. The quality is extremely fine, the patina an...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Pictorial Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet in Blue
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century decorative Caliber, Persian Tabriz previously owned by a private collector in warm colors.
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Early 20th Century Persian Folk Art Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique 19th Century Orange, Blue Turkish Oushak Carpet
Located in Norwalk, CT
Antique 19th century (1880s) Turkish Oushak carpet with a wide, bright orange border and blue-grey field with an all-over geometric pattern. Measures 11 x 15.02.
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Antique 1880s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Saffron Colored Antique Moroccan Carpet with Geometric and Diamond Pattern
Located in Atlanta, GA
Saffron color antique Moroccan carpet with geometric patterns with orange, red, black, charcoal, white, light blue and ivory, rug H8-0802, country of origin / type: Morocco / Tribal,...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Algerian Berber Kilim, 1930s, 1P04
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique kilim woven in Algeria in the region of El Golea, circa 1930s. This work is in original good condition, very fine and ethnographic. The museum of Popular Arts and Tr...
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Vintage 1930s Algerian More Carpets

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Wool

Antique Tabriz Carpet, Hadji Jalili Persian Rug, Earth Tones, Brown, Terracotta
Located in New York, NY
Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern Iranian province of Azerbaijan, has for centuries enjoyed a great reputation as a centre of Persian culture. Under the benign patronage of Sha...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
This is an early 20th century handwoven decorative room size Persian Heriz rug . Soft red field with soft blue border. Perfect amount of wear, sturdy enough to handle every-day traff...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
W 100 in. L 127 in.
Antique Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
A colorful antique early 20th century Turkish Oushak rug. Antique Turkish Oushak rugs have been woven in Western Turkey since the beginning of the Ottoman period. They are still...
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Antique Early 1900s Turkish Adirondack Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Oushak Rug
  • Antique Oushak Rug
  • Antique Oushak Rug
  • Antique Oushak Rug
W 61 in. L 92 in.
Antique Turkish Rug
Located in New York, NY
A mid-20th century Turkish scatter size rug purchased from a upper east side penthouse in Manhattan. The piece was ordered back in 1948 by a couple for their master bedroom. In excel...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish American Classical Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Turkish Rug
  • Antique Turkish Rug
  • Antique Turkish Rug
  • Antique Turkish Rug
W 41 in. L 65 in.
Antique Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
A colorful antique early 20th century Turkish Oushak rug in predominant bright orangy/red field and fresh ivory colored border. Antique Turkish Oushak rugs have been woven in Weste...
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Antique Early 1900s Turkish Adirondack Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Oushak Rug
  • Antique Oushak Rug
  • Antique Oushak Rug
  • Antique Oushak Rug
W 143 in. L 165 in.
Antique Shirvan Rug
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian shirvan rug from the early 20th century Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district village are still considered one of the best decorati...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
W 44 in. L 71 in.
Antique Shirvan Rug
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian shirvan rug from the early part of the 20th century. Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district village are still considered one of the ...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian International Style Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Rug
W 42 in. L 66 in.
Antique Heriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Measures: 9'.9 x 12'.2 The city of Heriz is situated in the northwest of Iran, not far from the greater city of Tabriz. In the city and its surroundings carpets are manufactured wit...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
W 117 in. L 146 in.
Green Antique Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
A large square early 20th century antique Turkish Oushak rug with a light green field and red border. Full pile condition. Measures: 13'8” x 15'3” Oushak rugs originated in the sm...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Country Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Green Antique Oushak Rug
  • Green Antique Oushak Rug
  • Green Antique Oushak Rug
  • Green Antique Oushak Rug
W 164 in. L 183 in.
Antique Shirvan Short Runner
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian Shirvan rug from the early 20th century. Colorful geometric design on a navy blue field. Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district vill...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous soft colored antique Turkish ghiordes rug with a floral open medallion design and floral border.
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20th Century Turkish Romantic Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkish Konya Rug
Located in New York, NY
An original colorful vintage Turkish Konya rug from the early-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Bohemian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Turkish Konya Rug
  • Antique Turkish Konya Rug
  • Antique Turkish Konya Rug
  • Antique Turkish Konya Rug
W 53 in. L 94 in.
Tribal Antique Shirvan Rug
Located in New York, NY
An intermediate size antique Shirvan rug woven in the Caucasian mountainous region.
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
Located in New York, NY
A geometric tribal looking Caucasian shirvan rug from the end of the 19th century. 3'9'' x 5'3'' Antique Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan district village are still considered one o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
  • Antique Shirvan Kuba Rug
W 45 in. L 63 in.
Antique Turkish Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an antique Turkish Sivas rug in predominant coral accents. Measures: 20” x 20”.
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20th Century Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Antique Persian Meshed Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century room size antique Persian Meshed rug.
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20th Century Persian Khorassan Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
W 117 in. L 153 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Persian Heriz one of a kind Square Scatter rug.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
W 49 in. L 62 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind decorative antique Persian Heriz runner. With distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the mo...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Sampler Rug
By Ziegler & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite early 20th century rare Persian Mahal Sampler rug.  
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20th Century Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Oushak Orange Rug
Located in New York, NY
An exhilarating late 19th century antique Turkish Oushak rug in predominant bright orange accents. The finest quality of wool that you can find in any type of rug from this origin.
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Antique 1890s Turkish Adirondack Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Oushak Orange Rug
  • Antique Oushak Orange Rug
  • Antique Oushak Orange Rug
  • Antique Oushak Orange Rug
W 99 in. L 182 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind decorative antique Persian Heriz runner. With distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the mo...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

1920s Antique Tabriz Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
1920s antique hand-knotted Persian Tabriz with an ornate and curvilinear floral medallion. This rug measures 11'5" x 14'8".
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Vintage 1920s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • 1920s Antique Tabriz Rug
  • 1920s Antique Tabriz Rug
  • 1920s Antique Tabriz Rug
  • 1920s Antique Tabriz Rug
W 137 in. L 176 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Rug
Located in New York, NY
Colorful antique Persian Heriz rug featuring accents in orange and sky blue.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Mid-Century Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Narrow Antique Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind decorative antique Persian Heriz runner. With distinctive large scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the mo...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkish Ghiordes Prayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century Turkish ghiordes prayer rug. Very colorful and petite.
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Early 20th Century Turkish Futurist Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Zeychour Caucasian Kuba Rug
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century Caucasian Zeychour Kuba rug. A subtype of the Kuba rug, antique Seychour (also known as Seichur and Zeychour) rugs are made in the small town of Yukhari-Zeykhu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Kazak Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Palace Size Antique Senneh Bakhtiari Rug
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent palace size early 20th century Persian Bakhtiari rug from the early 20th century. Large scale all-over design on a dark brown and navy blue ground with lobed diamond sh...
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Early 20th Century Persian Black Forest Persian Rugs

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Wool

Tribal Antique Geometric Bird Shirvan Rug
Located in New York, NY
A colorful antique Shirvan rug woven in the Caucasian mountainous region. Running birds running through medium blue ground with 2 green and 2 blue geometric medallions surrounded by ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Caucasian Tribal Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Navy Blue Karadja Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Colorful antique Persian Heriz Karadja rug with an all -over geometric motif on a navy blue ground.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Kerman Style Rug, 1920s
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique handwoven Kerman rug in original good condition. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century. -condition: original good, -circa 1920s, -size: 4.1' x 6.10' (125cm x...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Tribal Rug
Located in New York, NY
Persian Heriz Tribal scatter rug.
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20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Antique Turkish Anatolian Rug, 1920s
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Turkish Anatolian rug in original condition, it has some little age wear. The rug made in bright shades of red, yellow and purple. Very soft wool.  
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Mohtasham Kashan Room Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
A phenomenal late 19th century room size Mohtashem Kashan rug The most rare group of Kashan carpets that utilizes non-traditional designs and color palettes is the “Motashem Kash...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Kashan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Yellow Antique Turkish Oushak Patchwork Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a 19th century Oushak rug done in a patchwork format with cotton back and zipper closure included.
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20th Century Futurist Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Handmade Antique Hamadan Rug, 1920s, 1C276
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique Persian Hamadan rug in original condition. The rug is in red, brown and sky blue shades.   
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Vintage 1920s Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Navy Blue Karadja Heriz Scatter Rug
Located in New York, NY
Colorful antique Persian Heriz Karadja rug with an all-over geometric motif on a navy blue ground.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Mid-Century Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Indian Indo-Mahal Rug, 1930s
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique Indo-Mahal rug in original good condition. The design on this rug is Persian but it was made in India. The rug is very colorful: red, beige, green, pink, yellow, azure, sky b...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Sarouk Style Rug, 1920s, 1B844
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Sarouk style rug in original condition, it has some signs of age. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century made in red wool. ?-condition: original, some sign...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Sarouk Style Rug, 1920s, 1B840
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Sarouk style rug in original good condition. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century made in red wool. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1920s, - Si...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Sarouk Style Rug, 1920s, 1B841
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Sarouk style rug in original good condition. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century made in red wool. - Condition: original good, - circa 1920s, - Si...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Sarouk Style Rug, 1920s, 1B837
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Sarouk style rug in original good condition. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century made in red wool. - Condition: original good, - circa 1920s, - Si...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Karajeh Style Rug, 1920s, 1C658
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Karajeh style runner in distressed condition. It has been made in the beginning of 20th century in red wool. - Condition: Distressed, - circa 1920s, - Size:...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Senneh Style Kilim, 1920s, 1P07
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique kilim from Middle East in red and colour. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century in original good condition ( it always has been hung on the wall). ?-condi...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Sarouk Style Rug, 1920s, 1B833
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Sarouk style rug in original good condition. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century made in bright red wool. ?-condition: original good, -circa: 1920s,...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Lilihan Style Rug, 1920s, 1B821
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Lilihan style small rug in original good condition. The rug is from the beginning of 20th century made in wool on cotton. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1...
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Vintage 1920s Asian Indian Rugs

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Wool

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Antique Carpets For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of antique carpets available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and cotton, all antique carpets available were constructed with great care. We have 16058 antique and vintage antique carpets in-stock, while there are 31 modern editions to choose from as well. Antique carpets have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Antique carpets are generally popular furniture pieces, but Art Deco, Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many antique carpets are appealing in their simplicity, but Mehraban Rugs, Rug & Kilim and Ben Soleimani produced popular antique carpets that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Carpets?

Antique carpets can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $7,359, while the lowest priced sells for $119 and the highest can go for as much as $3,200,000.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.