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Rug & Kilim's Hand-Knotted Austrian Art Deco Style Rug Brown Green Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and silk originating from one of our most reputed partner looms in Nepal, this contemporary 4x6 rug from the European Collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Art Deco Style Rug Beige Green Custom Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and silk originating from one of our most reputed partner looms in Nepal, this contemporary rug from the European Collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration fro...
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2010s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Art Deco Style Rug Beige Green Custom Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and silk originating from one of our most reputed partner looms in Nepal, this contemporary rug from the European collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration fro...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Art Deco Style Rug in Green and Beige Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a blend of wool and silk, this 10 x 14 transitional rug is an addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim, inspired by a distinctive Austrian Art Deco rug ...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Austrian Art Deco Style Rug Modern Green Wool and Silk Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Drawing inspiration from celebrated Austrian Deco rug patterns, this custom modern rug by Rug & Kilim enjoys the acclaimed team’s trademark blend of wool and silk, the latter’s natur...
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2010s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Art Deco Style Rug in Green High-Low Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 6 x 12 gallery sized rug inspired by French Art Deco rug styles, from Rug & Kilim’s Deco Collection. Hand knotted in wool, enjoying green with red accents to a smart geometric patt...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Art Deco Style Rug in Beige and Green Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 10 x 10 ode to French Art Deco rug styles, joining Rug & Kilim’s Deco Collection. Hand knotted in wool, enjoying a notes of green, red, and blue above soothing beige in a sophistic...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Austrian Art Deco Style Rug Modern Green Wool and Silk Custom
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Drawing inspiration from celebrated Austrian Deco rug patterns, this custom modern rug joins the European Collection, a design affectionately dubbed “Portico” for the architectural i...
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Vintage 1980s Turkish Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Austrian Art Deco Style Rug Beige Brown Green Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and silk, this contemporary 8 x 10 rug from the European Collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration from Austrian Art Deco rug styles and nods to the Vienna Sec...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Art Deco Rug in Beige-Brown and Green Style Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An ode to Austrian Art Deco rug style in beige and green, from Rug & Kilim's European Collection. This 9x12 is hand-knotted in a unique blend of wool and all-natural silk. On the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Other Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Green Gray Art Deco Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim and flat-weave collection from Rug & Kilim—here celebrating a uniquely spacious 9 x 13 Kilim from the late 20th century wor...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Glamorous Art Deco Vs 1970s Inspired Block Optico Forrest Green Cowhide Rug
By Art Hide
Located in London, GB
Immerse yourself in relaxed opulence and evoke classic glamour with the stunning new optico from Art Hide. Think Mad Men Art Deco meets 1970s iconic rock star glam, and you’ve nailed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Antique Chinese Green Art Deco Rug with Qing Dynasty Style
By Walter Nichols
Located in Dallas, TX
77624, antique Chinese green Art Deco Rug with Qing dynasty style 09'00 x 11'04. This hand-knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug features a rounded open center medallion decorate...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Green Antique Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, a hand knotted wool rug with a green field, and multi-color accents in a Gorgeous all-over Classic Chinese floral design, circa 1920. This ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's European Style Rug Green Beige Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
“Dorjee” is the custom-capable 4x6 rug of the New & Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim, hand knotted in a unique wool and silk blend portraying inspiration from a unique marriage of ea...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, Wool

Celadon Green French Art Deco Minimalist Rug
Located in Milan, IT
An elegant French Art Deco carpet characterized by an unusual celadon green background, interrupted at about three quarters of its length by an horizontal motif in chocolate brown. T...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Turkish Art Deco Rug, Kelly Green Field
Located in New York, NY
Distressed up the center, the lime-kelly green field hosts two columns of flattened, irregular purple ellipses with accent of teal and red.
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Oriental Blue-Green Geometric Art Deco Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A very rare and unusual Indian carpet woven in the Art Deco period characterised by a blue-green background decorated geometric pattern consisting of asymmetrical rectangular units t...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Glamorous Art Deco Angulo Rectangle Green Cowhide Area Floor Rug by ArtHide
By Art Hide
Located in London, GB
There are no regrets from a long line of happy Art Hide customers who’ve made this stunning rug pride of place at home! Your future interior will be beautifully grounded with soft to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Art Deco More Carpets

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Cowhide

Green Oval Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Rare oval-shaped Green Chinese Art Deco rug. Measures: 2' x 3'10'' Chinese Art Deco rugs are known for their striking mix of asymmetrical patterns, vibrant colors, and traditio...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Art Deco Rectangular Emerald Green Rug with Fringe
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A rectangular green art deco rug with Chinese characters around the edges. A lovely piece in a beautiful emerald green around the edges and at the center. A cream border surrounds th...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Handmade Contemporary Rug in Green and Brown Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made with hand knotted wool, this contemporary rug hails from the select late 20th century works of Teddy Sumner joining Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern rug collection, with this particul...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s European Style Rug in Gold and Green Arabesque Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and all-natural silk, this 8 x 10 transitional rug is an addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim, affectionately named for the inspiration hailing...
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Early 2000s Spanish Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Art Deco Chinese Design Rug in Green Color
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A finely hand-knotted vintage rug from 1960s featuring a vase & flowers design on a solid green ground. The rug has even low wool pile on cotton foundation. It is heavy and lays fl...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Rug & Kilim's Samarkand Style Rug Red Green European Wool Silk Floral
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new design by Rug & Kilim, this piece uses Samarkand patterns that relied on European sensibility. The 8 ’x 10’ Samarkand rug affords striking detail considering the scale of the p...
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1990s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Traditional European Style Rug Green and Gold Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This 4 x 6 rug joins the European collection by Rug & Kilim, drawing inspiration from a western interpretation of traditional dragon and phoenix imagery alternating within the golden...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted European Floral Rug Beige Green Custom Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and luminous silk, this 8 x 10 addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim depicts a masterful play of color and pattern affectionately dubbed “Berlin...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's European Style Transitional Rug in Gold Green All-Over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a lustrous silk complementing a play of gold and subtle green notes, this 11 x 14 transitional rug from the European collection by Rug & Kilim exemplifies a modern ad...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s European Style Rug in Beige-Brown and Green Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a blend of wool and silk, this 5 x 10 transitional rug joins Rug & Kilim’s European rug collection, drawing inspiration from an 18th century rug pattern reimagined in...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's European Style Rug Beige-Brown Green Wool Silk Custom Floral
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made with a particular blend of heavy, durable wool and sheen silk unique to this custom rug collection, this contemporary European style rug “Cartagena” by Rug & Kilim rug is one of...
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2010s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s European Style Rug in Beige-Brown and Green Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a blend of wool and silk, this 5 x 10 transitional rug joins Rug & Kilim’s European rug collection, drawing inspiration from an 18th century rug pattern reimagined in...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Aubusson Style Rug in Beige-Brown and Green Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in our proprietary blend of wool and silk, this 5 x 12 medallion pattern rug joins the European Collection by Rug & Kilim, inspired by one of the most sought-after 18th ...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Tudor Style Rug Beige Green Classic Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a quality wool, this addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim draws influence from the 18th century Tudor rug style, an exemplary piece reimagined in hi...
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1990s Chinese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted European Style Rug Beige-Brown Green Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
And knotted in one of the most respected looms in Nepal, this 4 x 6 rug joins the European Collection by Rug & Kilim—this design affectionately entitled “Cordoba” named for the titul...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted European Style Rug Beige Green Floral Trellis Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of the most respected looms in Nepal, this 9 x 12 rug joins the European collection by Rug & Kilim, this design affectionately entitled “Alcaraz” named for the Sp...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted European Style Rug Beige-Brown Green Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of the most respected looms in Nepal, this 4 x 6 rug joins the European collection by Rug & Kilim, this design affectionately entitled “Arabesque” named for the i...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Antique Green Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, hand knotted wool with a green field, and multi-color accents in an all-over Classic Chinese floral design, circa 1920 This rug measure...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Green Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Vintage Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with a green field. This rug has a frame of red, brown, and multi-color accents in an all-over floral Chinese design. This...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Green Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful antique Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with green field. This rug has a frame of red and multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over Chinese floral design. Thi...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Other

Vintage Green Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful vintage Chinese Art Deco hand knotted wool rug with a green field-wide, red frame and multi-color accents in all-over Chinese floral design. This rug measures: 8'10" x...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Art Deco Chinese Green Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, a hand knotted wool rug with a green field, and multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over Classic Chinese floral design. This rug measures...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Transitional European Style Rug in Gold and Green All-Over Floral
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in all-natural silk and wool, this 10 x 10 transitional rug is an addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim, affectionately dubbed “Bilbao” for the Spanish ...
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Early 2000s Spanish Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

1960s Midcentury Vintage Art Deco Rug, Distressed Green Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool rug is the latest to join our midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidiscip...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Stunning French Art Deco Light Green Floral Rug 1930's
Located in Milan, IT
The floral spray of roses arranged around an oval open field is a style that is frequently encountered in the work of many French Art Deco artists, from Edouard Benedictus to Paul Po...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Art Deco Grayish-green Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Art Deco Grayish-green Handwoven Wool Rug Size: 11'0" × 15'8" (335 × 477 cm). This vintage circa 1930 French Deco rug features abstract patterns and curlicues on a fie...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Green Antique Art Deco Chinese Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful antique Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with green field. This rug has a frame of purple and multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over Chinese floral design. Th...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Other

Hand Knotted European Style Rug Green and Beige Brown Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and silk, this 8 x 10 area rug from Rug & Kilim’s European rug collection draws inspiration from a Spanish rug design affectionately dubbed “Cordoba” for the reg...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Mid-Century Turkish Art Deco Green All-Over Pattern Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Turkish hand-knotted wool rug with a navy-blue field. This Turkish rug has peach and green accents in a gorgeous all-over geometric floral design. This rug measure...
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Mid-20th Century African Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

French Art Deco Rug in Beige, Brown, Green and Orange
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco rug in beige, brown, green and orange Size: 6'7" × 9'7" (200 × 292 cm) This light brown vintage example is one of the more modern Moroccan rugs in the collection wi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury European Art Deco Beige, Black and Green Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury European Art Deco beige, black and green wool rug Size: 10'10" × 13'0" (330 × 396 cm). This vintage rug was made circa 1948 in Europe. Its entire field is covered with i...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Hand Knotted European-Style Rug Beige Pink and Green Silk Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in pure 100% silk originating from one of our most reputed partner looms in Nepal, this 9 x 12 addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim enjoys a grand appr...
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2010s Nepalese Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury French Art Deco Emerald Green and Ivory Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Art Deco emerald green and ivory handmade wool rug Size: 8'9" × 13'8" (266 × 416 cm) Elegance offered by deco rugs cannot be found anywhere else. Inspired by the ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Dark Green Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Rug with Industrial Art Deco Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51945, Zeki Muren Dark Green Distressed Vintage Turkish Rug With Industrial Art Deco Style, 04'01 x 07'04. This hand-knotted wool dark green distressed vintage Turkish Sivas rug with...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Art Deco Ivory, Orange and Bluish Green Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Art Deco ivory, orange and bluish green wool rug Size: 6'0" × 9'6" (182 × 289 cm) Elegance offered by deco rugs cannot be found anywhere else. Inspired by the newest...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Art Deco Wool Rug in Soft Green and Cream
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Art Deco wool rug in soft green and cream Size: 9'2" × 12'8" (279 × 386 cm) A French Art Deco rug signed SG in the lower right corner and attributed to Suzanne Guigu...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique Art Deco Light Green Wool Rug Circa 1930
Located in Milan, IT
Many French Art Deco artists would resort to north Africa (either Morocco or Algeria) to commission their carpets, as it afforded a great opportunity to produce a weaving at a lower ...
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Vintage 1930s Moroccan Art Deco Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

French Art Deco Midcentury Green, Red and Yellow Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco midcentury green, red and yellow handwoven wool rug Size: 6'0" x 7'0" (183 × 213 cm) Elegance offered by deco rugs cannot be found anywhere else. Inspired by the ne...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Checkerboard Green Turkish Deco Room Rug
Located in New York, NY
Distressed room size Turkish deco rug with a repetitive square design throughout in multiple colors, predominantly in green. Size: 8'4" x 9'9".
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20th Century Persian Sporting Art Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Art Deco Style Rug in Green and Orange Floral Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A vintage 5 x 8 Art Deco rug from the Mid-Century Pasha Collection, nodding to our principal’s favorite works of Turkish icon Zeki Müren. Originating from Turkey circa 1960-1970, enj...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Art Deco Inspired Geometric Red and Green Wool Geometric Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey in 1940, this vintage geometric rug bares an Art Deco-inspired field design in rustic, intriguing colorways with several influences. Hand knotted in high-qual...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool

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Green Art Deco Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the green art deco rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and animal skin, every green art deco rug was constructed with great care. Find 139 options for an antique or vintage green art deco rug now, or shop our selection of 54 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a green art deco rug — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A green art deco rug, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made green art deco rug has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Art Hide, Rug & Kilim and Zeki Müren are consistently popular.

How Much is a Green Art Deco Rug?

Prices for a green art deco rug can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $149 and can go as high as $65,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,450.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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.