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Vintage Indigo Blue Minimalist Tribal Rug
Located in Milan, IT
One of the must beautiful tribal rugs which we recently acquired, this gem is distinguished by an open field composed of various shades of blue arranged in striations against a geome...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Indigo Blue Silk Zebra Area Rug
By Joseph Carini
Located in New York, NY
What if Zebras were blue? Artist Joseph Carini takes a whimsical ride with this classic piece in his iconic "Wild Things" collection. The carpet is crafted of pure, natural, garment ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Bohemian Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Indigo Blue Abstract Design Tribal Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A charming small tribal rug distinguished by a pattern which starts out as a group of parallel vertical zig zag elements which suddenly break down in smaller units until they seem to...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modernist Indigo Blue Rug with Oak Leafs
Located in Milan, IT
A highly unusual rug distinguished by a repeat pattern of realistically drawn oak leafs on a midnight blue background. Finely knotted for this type, it is quite subdued with its neut...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Denim Blue Overdyed Sparta Rug, Indigo Accents
Located in New York, NY
This indigo and denim blue Turkish overdyed Sparta carpet has a pattern defined by the wear beyond the all-over general distress. Vertical and horizontal off white strips cross near ...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Indigo Blue Peking Rug, 1920
Located in Rome, IT
A fine early 20th century Indigo blue peking rug. Measures: cm 350 x 280.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Indigo Blue Peking Rug, 1920
Located in Rome, IT
A fine early 20th century Indigo Blue Peking Rug. Measures: cm 350 x 280.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Indigo Blue Peking Rug
Located in Rome, IT
A fine early 20 ' century Indigo Blue Peking Rug. cm 350 x 280
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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W 137.8 in. L 110.24 in.
Vintage Blue Indigo Beni Mrirt Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco, Beni Mrirt
Located in Dallas, TX
21001, vintage blue Indigo Beni Mrirt Moroccan rug, Berber blue Moroccan rug 05'07 x 10'07. This hand knotted wool vintage Beni Mrirt Moroccan rug emanates function and versatility w...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Blue Indigo Beni Mrirt Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco, Beni Mrirt
Located in Dallas, TX
21011, vintage blue indigo Beni Mrirt Moroccan rug, Berber Blue Moroccan rug. This hand knotted wool vintage Beni Mrirt Moroccan rug emanates function and versatility with it's shagg...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Solid Indigo Blue Hand-Loom Bamboo Silk Soft Neutral Minimalist Rug
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
The Bonn collection has a luxe aesthetic and a Minimalist personality. It is a well-constructed, cost-effective, high performance collection. Express lead times and extensive customi...
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2010s Indian Industrial Indian Rugs

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Bamboo

Indigo Denim Blue Suede Contemporary Flat-Weave Woven Rug in Stock
By Woven Concepts
Located in New York, NY
Collection: Larruzko Design: Cuero (Ciel) Item: Rug or carpet Size: Approximate (plus or minus a few inches) Colors: Ciel, blue, indigo and denim (with subtle chocolate brown stitchi...
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Indian Rugs

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Suede

Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug
By Beni M'Guild
Located in Dallas, TX
20645 Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug. Featuring rich waves of abrash, luxury underfoot and the graphic appeal of Folk Art, this hand-knotted ...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Indigo Blue Re-Dyed Vintage Rug, Hand-Knotted Baroque Design Carpet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish rug re-dyed in indigo blue color. Measures: 6.2 x 9.4 ft. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Deep washed. Sturdy and can be used on a high t...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'guild Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug
By Beni M'Guild
Located in Dallas, TX
20643, Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'guild Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug. Featuring rich waves of abrash and the graphic appeal of Folk Art, this hand-knotted wool vintage Moro...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

1920s Indian Agra White and Indigo Blue Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
1920s Indian Agra white and indigo blue handmade cotton rug Size: 3'10" x 6'7" (116 × 200 cm). Antique Agra North Indian rugs are sought-after by carpet aficionados and collectors ...
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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Indigo Blue, Red, Green, Orange Wool Tibetan Dragon Area Rug
By Joseph Carini Carpets
Located in New York, NY
This rug is woven in a special weaving project in a women's coop using special lost weaving techniques. We use secret knotting techniques to make special effects. The rug is wove...
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2010s Nepalese Tibetan Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Fine Indigo Blue Chinese Geometric Design Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A very finely knotted antique Chinese rug in excellent condition, distinguished by a tone-on-tone Indigo blue palette and by a geometric pattern based on an infinite repeat, honeycom...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Indigo Blue and Gold Wool Tiger Rug
By Joseph Carini Carpets
Located in New York, NY
This rug is woven in a special weaving project in a women's coop using special lost weaving techniques. We use secret knotting techniques to make special effects. The rug is woven ...
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2010s Nepalese Tibetan Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Hand Knotted Semi Floral Indigo Blue Sarouk Rug, Circa 1920
Located in San Diego, CA
This rug is an authentic hand knotted Sarouk rug with wool pile and cotton foundation. A Sarouk or Sarough rug is a type of Persian rug from Markazi Province in Iran and they are amo...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

5.4x8.4 Ft Vintage Handmade Anatolian "Tulu" Wool Rug in Bright Indigo Blue
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (rug with thick pile) from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is made of finest local sheep's wool dyed in bright indigo blue color featuring a solid...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Hand-Knotted Area Rug Over-Dyed in Dark Indigo Blue
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted Turkish area rug with distressed wool pile on cotton foundation over-dyed in dark indigo blue. It is in good condition, professionally-washed, sturdy and suita...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk Rug in Indigo and Blue, Rose and Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk Rug in Indigo and Blue, Rose and Green. Antique Persian Faraghan. Antique Persian Feraghan Sarouk Rug with Unique Design and Unusual Border, kwarugs, ...
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Antique 19th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Indigo Blue Color Moroccan Rug - Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The slightly darker and lighter hues of the striated blue field of this eye-catching Moroccan design contemporary hand knotted rug makes it look as if it's shimmering deep inside. W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Tobacco and Indigo Blue Wool Rug with Dandelion Motif by Carini
By Joseph Carini
Located in New York, NY
The 'Dandy' carpet is an original design by Joseph Carini. Stunning tobacco and indigo colors. It is made with Himalayan wool which was hand dyed using vegetable dyes. Carini solely ...
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2010s Nepalese Organic Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

1900s Persian Meshad Indigo Blue, Beige and Brown Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
1900s Persian Meshad indigo blue, beige and brown handmade wool rug Size: 9'7" x 12'6" (292 x 381 cm) Meshad rugs Meshad, administrative seat of the Khorassan province throughout t...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Indigo Blue Open Field Square Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in Milan, IT
Distinguished by a square open field blue reserve laid over floral spandrels decorated by peacock feathers typical of the Art Deco period, this highly decorative carpet is further ch...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Manchurian Cranes Indigo - Blue Beige Designer Hand Knotted Silk Rug
By Tapis Rouge Atelier
Located in Milano, IT
Free virtual rug fitting - just send us pics of your interior and we suggest you the best designs, shapes, sizes and colors. The Сhinoiserie collection is inspired by ancient graphi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Indigo Beni Mguild Rug with Tribal Style, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20681 Vintage Indigo Beni Mguild Rug with Tribal Style, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug 06'10 x 12'01. This hand-knotted wool indigo Beni M'Guild rug Rich waves of abrash and the tribal app...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indigo Beni Mguild Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco, Beni M'Guild
Located in Dallas, TX
21034, Vintage Indigo Beni Mguild Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style. Featuring a luminous sapphire glow and luxury underfoot, this hand knotted wool vintage indigo Beni...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Indigo Blue, Red, Green, Orange Wool Tibetan Dragon Area Rug
By Joseph Carini Carpets
Located in New York, NY
This rug is woven in a special weaving project in a women's coop using special lost weaving techniques. We use secret knotting techniques to make special effects. The rug is wove...
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2010s Nepalese Tibetan Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indigo Overdyed Sparta Wool Rug, Shabby Chic
Located in New York, NY
This Indigo Turkish overdye Sparta carpet has a pattern defined by the wear beyond the all-over general distress. Vertical and horizontal off white strips cross near the center. Shab...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indigo Blue Beni Mrirt Moroccan Rug, Berber Shag Rug with Abstract Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco, Beni Mrirt
Located in Dallas, TX
20935, vintage Indigo blue Beni Mrirt Moroccan rug, Berber Shag rug with abstract style. With its plush pile, large field of blue hues, and painterly-like brush strokes, this hand kn...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Expressionist Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Antique Blue Chinese Area Rug with Qing Dynasty Style, Indigo Chinese Qing Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
77196 Antique Blue Chinese Area rug with Qing Dynasty Style, Indigo Chinese Qing Rug 08'10 x 11'06. This hand-knotted wool antique Chinese area rug with Qing Dynasty style features a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Indigo Blue Pair of 19th Century Rug Pillows
Located in New York, NY
Set of pillows from a late 19th century dark blue Chinese rug each measuring 18” x 19” & 19” x 19”.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Organic Modern Natural Indigo Wool Area Rug
By Joseph Carini
Located in New York, NY
A labyrinth of organic lines create energy and texture in one of the newest additions to the Carini Signature Collection. Woven in our original Shiva Puri weave, this rug is made wit...
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2010s Nepalese Organic Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style
By Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20728, vintage blue indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug with tribal style, Berber Moroccan carpet. This hand knotted wool vintage blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug is an exceptional...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

5x8 Ft Indigo Blue Color Moroccan Rug. 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The slightly darker and lighter hues of the striated blue field of this eye-catching Moroccan design contemporary hand knotted rug makes it look as if it's shimmering deep inside. Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Indigo Blue, Red, Green, Orange Wool Tibetan Double Dragon Area Rug
By Joseph Carini Carpets
Located in New York, NY
This rug is woven in a special weaving project in a women's coop using special lost weaving techniques. We use secret knotting techniques to make special effects. The rug is wove...
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2010s Nepalese Tibetan Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Indigo Blue, Red, Green, Orange Wool Tibetan Double Dragon Area Rug
By Joseph Carini Carpets
Located in New York, NY
This rug is woven in a special weaving project in a women's coop using special lost weaving techniques. We use secret knotting techniques to make special effects. The rug is wove...
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2010s Nepalese Tibetan Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style
By Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20902 Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style. This hand knotted wool vintage indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug features two vertical columns of diamond lattic...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Carpet
By Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21061, vintage Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug, Berber blue Moroccan carpet. This hand knotted wool vintage Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug emanates function and versatility with i...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug, Berber Blue Moroccan Carpet
By Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21019, vintage Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug, Berber blue Moroccan Berber carpet. This hand knotted wool vintage Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug emanates function and versatility...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Late 19th Century Blue-Indigo Tibetan Khaden Rug with Peonies
Located in San Francisco, CA
This evocative Tibetan khaden, or sleeping rug, draws large stylized peonies inspired by Chinese textile design of the Ming and Ching dynasties against a transplendent indigo field. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tibetan Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Indigo Blue, Beige Indian Handmade Wool Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage indigo blue, beige Indian handmade wool carpet Size: 10'4" × 19'9" (314 × 601 cm) An early 20th century Indian antique rug, the caramel field with scattered indigo blue flo...
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Early 20th Century Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Mid-Century Modern Monochrome Indigo Blue Moroccan Berber Beni Mguild Rug
Located in Milan, IT
The rugs of the Beni Mguild tribe, located in the Moroccan Middle Atlas Mountains, are often distinguished by the rich tone of their monochromatic rugs, woven with lanolin-rich wool ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Minimalist Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug with Post-Modern Style
By Beni M'Guild
Located in Dallas, TX
20734 Vintage Blue Indigo Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug with Post-Modern Style 05'01 x 07'07. Featuring the graphic appeal of Folk Art and rich waves of abrash, this hand-knotted wool in...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Post-Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

19th Century Samarkand 'Khotan' Indigo Blue and Beige Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
19th century Samarkand 'Khotan' indigo blue and beige hand knotted wool rug Size: 6'4" x 13'0" (193 x 396 cm) A late 19th century Samarkand (Khotan) antique rug, the indigo blue fi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Uzbek Khotan Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Phulkari with Indigo Blue Background, India
Located in Istanbul, TR
It has some ware but unusual enough to go with any collection.  
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Early 20th Century Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Indigo Blue Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug with Modern Tribal Style
By Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21058, vintage Indigo blue Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug with modern Tribal style, Blue Berber Moroccan rug. This hand knotted wool vintage indigo blue Beni M'Guild Moroccan rug emanates...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Modern Moroccan Berber Wool Rug in Indigo Blue, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand-knotted shag pile rug made of hand-spun indigo dyed blue and brown wool. The design is inspired from vintage Moroccan rugs. The rug is available as seen o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

19th Century Chinese Indigo Blue and White Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
19th century Chinese indigo blue and white handmade wool rug Size: 11'0" x 11'3" (335 x 342 cm) A mid-19th century Chinese antique rug, the oatmeal field with a spacious overall in...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Traditional Vintage Handmade Oushak Wool Runner Rug in Red and Indigo
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An early 20th century hand-knotted wool Turkish runner rug with soft wool pile on cotton foundation. It features a multiple medallion design in red, indigo, beige and green. Very go...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Kirman Indigo Blue, Beige and Brown Handwoven Wool Runner
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kirman indigo blue, beige and brown handwoven wool runner Size: 3'1" × 16'0" (93 × 487 cm). Blessed with an ample supply of very high quality local wool, known as C...
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Early 20th Century Persian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Indigo and Red Chinese Dragon and Phoenix Rug by Carini
By Joseph Carini Carpets
Located in New York, NY
This showstopper carpet is an original design by Joseph Carini and inspired by his deep love for the arts and culture in China. This 3 feet by 6 feet carpet has an oriental motif of ...
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2010s Nepalese Tibetan Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Style Wool Carpet in Indigo Blue Color, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The slightly darker and lighter hues of the striated indigo blue field of this eye-catching Moroccan design contemporary hand knotted rug makes it look as if it's shimmering deep ins...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Trine Ellitsgaard Handmade Saasil Rug Pigmented with Natural Indigo Dye
By ADN Studio
Located in Mexico City, MX
Contemporary textile artist, Trine Ellitsgaard, grew up in Denmark, and it was there she was trained as a weaver, but for the last twenty years she has lived in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is...
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2010s Mexican Aesthetic Movement North and South American Rugs

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Other

Classic 1930s Beni Mguild Moroccan Rug in Purple and Indigo
By Beni M'Guild
Located in New York, NY
A very good classical Beni Mguild with the typical 'V' shape design, a somehow mystic piece with lots of old indigo blue. A stabile rug with dense structure and in very good conditio...
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Vintage 1930s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Hemp and Silk Rug in Indigo and Sky Blue Stripes
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection modern hemp and silk rug in indigo and sky blue stripes Size: 10'8" × 15'0" (325 × 457 cm) This gorgeous flat-woven rug is a dream come true of any con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern More Carpets

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Silk, Hemp

Large 19th Century Chinese Gold and Indigo Blue Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Large 19th century Chinese gold and indigo blue carpet Size: 14'8" × 15'3" (447 × 464 cm) An early 19th century Chinese antique rug, the gold field with a delicate meandering viner...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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Blue Indigo Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the blue indigo rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each blue indigo rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. Find 70 options for an antique or vintage blue indigo rug now, or shop our selection of 27 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a blue indigo rug — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right blue indigo rug, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco and Joseph Carini Carpets each produced at least one beautiful blue indigo rug that is worth considering.

How Much is a Blue Indigo Rug?

A blue indigo rug can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,643, while the lowest priced sells for $195 and the highest can go for as much as $100,000.

Finding the Right Rugs and 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.