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Contemporary Kilim Wool Beige Brown Chevron Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This contemporary Kilim represents a selection of distinct new patterns joining Rug & Kilim’s New and Modern collection, uniquely handwoven from the yarns of Classic textiles and Kil...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Contemporary Flat-Weave Striped Orange Brown Square Kilim by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool and all-natural hemp, this contemporary flat-weave by Rug & Kilim enjoys lustrous tones of golden-beige and red with subtle variations in the hues, complementing th...
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Early 2000s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool, Hemp

Rug & Kilim’s Patchwork Modern Geometric Beige Brown Wool Colorful Kilim Runner
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
handwoven in wool and originating from Turkey, this flat-woven geometric Kilim runner from Rug & Kilim’s patchwork collection marries inspiration from vintage Kilim with an exciting,...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Beige-Brown and Blue Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s handwoven Swedish style wool rug hails from the latest additions to the Scandinavian collection, a celebration of geometric minimalism and elemental colorways like that...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Peach and Brown Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand-woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the ge...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Beige and Brown Multicolor Wool Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Pakistan, this modern transitional wool kilim is of a unique family woven in vertical panels, each of the three with their own variation of a minimalist geometric de...
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2010s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Geometric Beige and Brown Multi-Color Wool Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Pakistan in the 1950s, this vintage geometric wool kilim is of a unique family woven in vertical panels, each of the three with their own variation celebrating fines...
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Vintage 1950s Pakistani Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Beige Brown and Gray Wool Modern Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in distinguished natural wool with a unique blend of exotic yarns, this modern rug hails from the latest flat-weave additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim collection...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool, Yarn

Vintage Geometric Beige and Brown Multi-Color Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Persia in the 1950s, this modern transitional wool Kilim is of a unique family woven in vertical panels, each of the five with their own variation of an eccentric ge...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Geometric Beige and Brown Multi-Color Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Pakistan in the 1950s, this vintage transitional wool Kilim is of a unique family woven in vertical panels, each of the four segments enjoying unique variations of a...
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Vintage 1950s Pakistani Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Flat-Weave Striped Orange Brown Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
handwoven in wool and all-natural hemp, this contemporary flat-weave by Rug & Kilim enjoys lustrous tones of golden-beige and red with subtle variations in the hues, complementing th...
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2010s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Striped Flat-Weave Beige Brown Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Among the contemporary additions to Rug & Kilim’s nationally recognized Kilim & flat-weave Collection, this 8’9 x 10 contemporary flat-weave enjoys a modern take on stripes with a mo...
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1990s Indian Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Scandinavian Style Flat-Weave Beige Brown Geometric Kilim by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in flat-woven wool, this modern flat weave is an addition to the reputed Scandinavian Kilim collection by Rug & Kilim, celebrating the mid-century Scandinavian rug style in ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Striped Beige Brown Indoor/Outdoor Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in 100% polyester, this modern kilim rug hails from the latest flat-weave additions to Rug and Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim collection, a celebration of Swedish modernism wit...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Beige-Brown and Green Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s handwoven Swedish style rug hails from the latest wool flat-weave additions to our Scandinavian collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the geo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Aubusson Style Kilim Beige Brown and Pink Floral Rug by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the European collection, this Aubusson Kilim piece is an original by Rug & Kilim, which derives its inspiration from an 18th-Century French style pattern of the same celebrated ...
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1990s Chinese Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Striped Kilim Wool Beige Brown Pink Multi-Color Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Sporting an eccentric play of soothing and rustic hues in the field, this contemporary Kilim represents a selection of distinct new patterns joining Rug & Kilim’s new and modern coll...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Flat-Weave Rug Brown and Beige Transitional Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This handmade Kilim represents the latest handwoven contemporary flat-weave rugs to join Rug & Kilim’s titular collection, paying graceful homage to traditional geometric patterns in...
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2010s Indian Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Hemp

1950s Midcentury Persian Kilim Beige Brown Striped Vintage Flat-Weave
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool originating from Persia circa 1950-1960, this midcentury vintage Persian Kilim was woven from a distinctive paneled style of the period. The marriage of the panels ...
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Vintage 1950s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Flat-Weave Beige Brown Geometric Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This handmade flat-weave runner joins the modern and contemporary additions to the renowned Kilim & flat-weave Collection from Rug & Kilim—handwoven in a blend of all-natural hemp an...
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Early 2000s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Striped Beige-Brown Green and Blue Wool Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
handwoven in distinguished natural wool with a unique blend of natural undyed yarns, this modern rug hails from the latest flat-weave additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim Co...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Geometric Blue and Beige-Brown Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool with a unique blend of natural undyed yarns, this modern Kilim rug hails from the latest flat-weave additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim collection, a cele...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Cream and Beige-Brown Natural Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s handwoven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest natural wool flat-weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Cream and Beige-Brown Natural Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand-woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest natural wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach t...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

18th Century Aubusson Style Flat Weave Beige Brown European Kilim by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This handwoven wool flat-weave joins the European Collection by Rug & Kilim—drawing influence from a grande 18th CenturyAubusson flat-weave among our principal’s hand-selected favori...
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1990s Chinese Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool

Beige Brown 18th Century European Style Contemporary Flat-Weave by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool initially for a collaboration with renowned designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, this flat weave addition to the European Collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration from a...
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2010s Nepalese Kilim Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Beige Brown Geometric Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s handwoven Swedish style rug hails from the latest wool flat-weave additions to the Scandinavian collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the geo...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Beige Brown Geometric Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand-woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the ge...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Homage Modern Geometric Beige Brown Wool Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This geometric piece joins the latest additions to the Homage Collect by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable approach to recapturing and reinventing an unprecedented range of in...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Handmade Contemporary Rug in Beige Brown Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A handmade piece in the most luxurious exotic yarn in hand knotted silk, this 10 x 14 rug by Rug & Kilim embraces a unique approach to a depthful floral pattern with a modern attitud...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Geometric Beige-Brown Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand knotted Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool pile additions to the Scandinavian Collection, a celebration of geometric minimalism and elemental colorways l...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Homage Geometric Brown and Blue Wool Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This geometric piece joins the latest additions to the Homage Collect by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable approach to recapturing and reinventing an unprecedented range of in...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

European-Style Rug Beige Brown Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
“Bamboo” is the latest custom-capable 4 x 6 rug addition to the New & Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim, hand knotted in a unique wool and silk blend portraying inspiration from a uni...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Geometric Beige-Brown Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand-woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the ge...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Orange and Brown Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this hand knotted pile rug hails from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-inspired collection, featuring a distinct tribal geometric all-over field design with invitin...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Contemporary Red and Multi-Color Wool Kilim Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey, Rug & Kilim's contemporary wool Kilim rug is inspired from a distinct family of traditional families, woven with a mixture of patchwork aesthetic and column-...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Homage Geometric Beige-Brown and Blue Wool Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This geometric piece joins the latest additions to the Homage Collect by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable approach to recapturing and reinventing an unprecedented range of in...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Homage Geometric Beige-Brown and Gray Wool Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This this classically inspired geometric piece joins the latest additions to the Homage Collect by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable approach to recapturing and reinventing an...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Contemporary Rug Beige Brown Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. Made o...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Handmade Modern Rug Brown and Black Striped Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this contemporary rug innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variations in color and craft. The lu...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Modern Silk Rug Beige Brown Textural Custom Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade with a lustrous silk, this early modern rug remarks an experiment in exceptionally dyed yarn inspiring one of our most successful collections in the texture of color line. F...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Handmade Modern Rug Beige and Brown Plain by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color Collection, this 6’ x 8’ modern rug is handmade with a proprietary blend of quality silk in this innovation of plain rug styles and comfortable ve...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Handmade Transitional Rug in Brown and Pink Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A handmade piece in hand knotted silk, this 7 x 9 rug by Rug & Kilim embraces a transitional floral style with a modern attitude and movement, enjoying the play of whimsical pink on ...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Bauhaus Style Rug Beige Brown Mid-Century Modern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This hand knotted Bauhaus-style rug represents the latest additions to the Mid-Century Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim, a bold custom-capable line recapturing an underrepresented, i...
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2010s Indian Bauhaus Indian Rugs

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Wool

Hand Knotted Classic Rug Beige-Brown Blue Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This hand knotted Classic rug joins the latest additions to the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable encyclopedia of periods recapturing and reinventing an u...
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2010s Indian Rustic Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Burano Qashqai Style Geometric Beige Brown Wool Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in an exceptionally soft Ghazni wool with a unique blend of yarns, this 8 x 10 custom rug hails from the latest additions to Rug & Kilim’s Burano Collection, reputed for...
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2010s Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Wool

18th Century Aubusson Style Kilim Beige Brown Medallion Style Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade with flat-woven wool, this contemporary Kilim rug from the European collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration from traditional 18th century Aubusson rug design, enjoying a...
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1990s Chinese Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Rug in Solid Beige Brown Open Field by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this square size 3 x 3 contemporary rug is hand knotted with a blend of all-natural and sari silk in this innovation of plain rug styl...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Aztec Inspired Runner Beige-Brown Maroon Tribal Rug by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Drawing inspiration from lesser-known Caucasian Aztec patterns, this hand knotted wool tribal runner by Rug & Kilim enjoys a defined geometry and movement, complementing a play of fo...
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1990s Nepalese Tribal Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Striped Kilim Geometric Gold Yellow Flat-Weave by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This modern Kilim represents a selection of distinct new patterns joining Rug & Kilim’s titular Kilim & flat-weave Collection, with this piece representing a subcollection uniquely h...
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2010s Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Persian Stripe Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Persian, this modern transitional wool Kilim is of a unique family woven in vertical panels, each of the four with their own variation of a Minimalist geometric desi...
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2010s Persian Kilim Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Sultanabad Style Rug Beige Brown Persian Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool circa 1980, this Sultanabad rug design represents newly unveiled additions to the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, inspired by our team’s experience in...
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Vintage 1980s Indian Sultanabad Indian Rugs

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Wool

Aubusson Style Flat Weave Beige-Brown Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This handwoven 9 x 12 flat-weave joins the European Collection by Rug & Kilim—this design paying homage to Aubusson floral rug patterns of renown in the history of hand-made European...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Aubusson Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Homage Geometric Beige-Brown and Gray Wool Custom Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This this classically inspired geometric piece joins the latest additions to the Homage Collect by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable approach to recapturing and reinventing an...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Geometric Beige Brown and Blue Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, inviting wool, this modern 9 x 12 rug hails from the latest additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Collection, a celebration of Swedish modernism wi...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Brown and Blue Wool Pile Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this hand knotted pile rug hails from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-inspired collection, utilizing a percentage of high-quality New Zealand wool and an inviting ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Inspired Brown and Gray Wool Pile Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this Scandinavian inspired rug from Rug & Kilim’s titular collection is hand knotted in a uniquely durable body of wool pile with natural yarn. Employing a ge...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s East Turkestan Inspired Beige Brown Herati Wool Floral Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of the finest workshops in China, Rug & Kilim’s transitional style wool rug enjoys inspiration from studying East Turkestan classics, lending to the skillful take...
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2010s Chinese Islamic Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Scandinavian Style Rug Beige-Brown Black Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, durable wool pile, this modern 8×10 rug hails from the latest pile additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection, a celebration of Swedish moder...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Custom European Style Rug Beige Brown Medallion Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This 8 x 10 rug joins the European collection by Rug & Kilim—drawing inspiration from a variety of geometric patterns and neoclassical sensibilities affectionately dubbed “Cartegena”...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

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Brown Kilim For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the brown kilim you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and cotton, every brown kilim was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a brown kilim, we have 1932 options in-stock, while there are 645 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the brown kilim you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A brown kilim, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made brown kilim over the years, but those crafted by Rug & Kilim, Berber Tribes of Morocco and Begüm Cana Özgür are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Brown Kilim?

Prices for a brown kilim start at $50 and top out at $97,600 with the average selling for $2,597.

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.