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

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Green and Orange Turkish Oushak Rug Vintage Dual Diamond Medallions
Located in Atlanta, GA
Green and orange Turkish Oushak rug vintage dual diamond medallions, rug tu-en-140417, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1940 This vintage Turkish Oushak carpet (circ...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Large Turkish Patchwork Rug in Gray, Green, blue, Brown and Neutral Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Turkish patchwork rug in Gray, Green, blue, Brown and neutral tones, rug tu-erd-7671, country of origin / type: Turkey / Patchwork, circa 1930. This vintage Turkish rug is com...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Muted Colors Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Medallion Design in Lt. Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Muted vintage Turkish Oushak rug with large medallion design in light green, gray, light salmon and rust, Camel and taupe, rug tu-ugu-32, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, c...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Khotan Rug in Celadon Green and Brown
Located in New York, NY
Authentic early 20th century Khotan rug with repetitive small pomegranates on a celadon green field accents in brown circa 1920, measures: 5'2" x 10'1" Khotan, an ancient Buddh...
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Vintage 1920s East Turkestani Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Light colors Antique Borlu Oushak Fine Rug in Buttery Yellow, Salmon and Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Borlu Oushak rug with a minimal center medallion design in light tones, circa 1910, rug vr-8561, country of origin / type: Turkey / Oushak, circa 1910. Light colors Antique ...
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Vintage 1910s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Green, Yellow, Orange Antique Spanish Runner Fragment of a Larger Antique Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Green, yellow, orange antique Spanish runner feat. in Atlanta homes and lifestyles, rug B-0304-A, country of origin / type: Spain / Spanish, circa 1920 Measures: 3'10 x 14' This st...
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Vintage 1920s Spanish Spanish Colonial Western European Rugs

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Green Persian Mahal Patchowrk Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a 20th century Persian Mahal rug.
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21st Century and Contemporary Federal Persian Rugs

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Mahal with All-Over Design in Light Green and Rust
Located in Atlanta, GA
This antique Persian Mahal relies heavily on exquisite details, as well as an intricate Herati pattern. A Fine trellis of beautifully colored large and small flowers sprawls across t...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Mid-Century Modern Rug, Turkish Carpet in Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, Green & Pink
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern Rug, Turkish Carpet in Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, Green & Pink. This beautiful Mid-Century rug rests on a saturated yellow background with brilliant accent colors. ...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Contemporary Rug, Green, Beige Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in low-sheared wool, this 9x12 rug of distinguished imagination hails from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. This unique contemporary design flourishes in a classic picto...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Rug & Kilim’s Modern Text Rug, Green and White Floral Mat
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A hand-knotted 2x4 wool rug from Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern Collection. Enjoying text reading “Please Leaf” in playful typography with green and white hues. Ideal as a doormat and ac...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Rug & Kilim’s Modern Text Rug, Green and White Floral Mat
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A hand-knotted 1x3 wool rug from Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern Collection. Enjoying high-low text reading “Please Leaf” in playful typography with green and white hues. Ideal as a doorm...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Sized at 9x12, Rug & Kilim presents this flatweave from its Scandinavian Nu Collection. Made with unique handspun yarn in the handwoven wool, this Swedish style masterpiece features ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Handmade Modern Rug Gray and Green Plain by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color collection, this 8’ x 10’ modern rug is handmade with a proprietary blend of quality silk in this innovation of plain rug styles and comfortable v...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Tiger Rug in Green, Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An ode to celebrated classic Indian tiger rug styles, available as a custom rug design from the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim. Hand knotted in wool, exemplifying this collection’s...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green, Gray Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Carrying the signature strength and buckle resistant traits of Rug & Kilim’s prestigious Scandinavian flat weave collection, this 8x10 modern kilim reflects fine craftsmanship in a c...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Rug in Grey, Green, Brown, Black Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a fine blend of wool and silk, this 11x14 modern rug hails from Rug & Kilim’s Deco-inspired collection. Bearing an intricate geometric pattern, the piece plays positi...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Tribal Style Rug in Orange, Green Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9 x 12 hand-knotted wool rug from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. The piece prevails in classic tribal sensibilities that impeccably influence the refined geometric pattern. Adopt...
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2010s Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug Green, Yellow, Pink Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim presents a handwoven wool 6 x 8 Kilim from the team’s award-winning Scandinavian flat weave collection. Witnessing a symmetric geometric pattern in shades of golden-yello...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Serapi Style Rug in Green, Red Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim presents this 10x14 hand-knotted wool piece from its Homage Collection. Drawing inspiration from the most distinguished classic Heriz-Serapi rug sensibilities, the rug fe...
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2010s Indian Heriz Serapi Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Textural Rug in Green, Yellow Solid-Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A tasteful hand-knotted silk rug extracting the beauty of primary colours from Rug & Kilim’s exclusive Texture of Color collection. Occupying a 12x15 scale, the rug enjoys a playful ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Rug & Kilim’s Modern Textural Rug in Green, Yellow Solid-Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A tasteful hand-knotted silk rug extracting the beauty of primary colours from Rug & Kilim’s exclusive Texture of Color collection. Occupying a 9x12 scale, the rug enjoys a playful t...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Custom Rug in Green, Pink Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 5 x 7 ode to classic style available as custom rug from Rug & Kilim’s Homage collection. Exemplifying the distressed take on such traditional aesthetics, this inspirsation from Her...
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2010s Indian Heriz Serapi Indian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Geometric Green and Blue Wool Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this contemporary geometric wool rug is hand knotted in high quality wool with a unique dual perspective to its colorways. The dominant hues of green and blue...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Custom Rug in Green, Pink Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 6 x 9 ode to classic style available as custom rug from Rug & Kilim’s Homage collection. Exemplifying the distressed take on such traditional aesthetics, this inspirsation from Her...
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2010s Indian Heriz Serapi Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Beige, Green Dots Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Redefining the language of style, Rug & Kilim presents a distinguished 9 x 12 addition to the Homage Collection. Hand knotted in wool, an engaging piece from the work of Nikita Nagpa...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Rug in Green and Blue Geometric pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A scintillating 9 x 12 rendition of traditional style by Rug & Kilim entering its prestigious Homage collection. Hand knotted in wool, the open field enjoys a unique take on Caucasia...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Green, Beige Abstract Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 12X12 hand-knotted piece from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. Donning a modern vibe, this piece is a crowning glory from our Dots Line. The rug features an abstract pattern in a d...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Classic Style Pictorial Tiger Rug in Green Distressed Style
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 10 pictorial ode to the classic Indian tiger rug, joining the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim. Hand knotted in wool, exemplifying this collection’s modern take on distressed ...
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2010s Indian Rustic Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Transitional Style Rug in Red & Green Medallion Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 5x9 hand-knotted piece from Rug & Kilim’s Modern Classics Collection, inspired from iconic Indian rugs of unique transitional approach. Catching attention is a central medallion pa...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Rug in Green and Blue Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 10 x 14 from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection, hand knotted in wool with our take on shabby-chic, distressed texture and classic aesthetics. Enjoying a subtle green playing with blu...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Classic Tulu Style Rug Red Green Medallion Tribal Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from a reputed modern loom in Turkey, this Tulu pattern by Rug & Kilim offers an exceptional homage to traditional rugs of this renowned Turkish line...
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2010s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Contemporary Heriz Style Rug Green Red Gold Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from one of our most reputed looms in India, this contemporary Heriz style rug by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration from a venerated Classic Persian rug ...
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2010s Indian Heriz Serapi Indian Rugs

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Wool

Hand Knotted Classic Geometric Rug Purple Green 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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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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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Pictorial Rug in Green Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 4 x 7 modern rug in hand-knotted wool, from Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern Collection. Enjoying a floral pictorial design in a pleasing array of green colorway hues creating a dept...
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2010s Indian Modern Central Asian 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

Rug & Kilim’s European Style rug, all over Beige-Brown, Green Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool, an 8x10 Spanish-inspired rug dubbed “Alcaraz'' from Rug & Kilim’s European Collection. Revelling in the novelty of contemporary imagination, the rug witnesses h...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim Style Custom Rug in Blue, Green Geometric Patte
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An elegant custom flat weave from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Kilim Collection. Exemplified in this 10x14 edition, this kilim design possesses exemplary textural sensibility that perf...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green and Beige Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 9 ode to the Scandinavian Kilim style joining Rug & Kilim’s celebrated collection. This particular flat weave reflects a smart, soothing aura as it embraces a subtle green and...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green Beige Grey Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Sized at 9 x 12, this hand-knotted wool Kilim rug is a graceful addition to the Scandinavian Collection by Rug and Kilim. Inspired by intricate mid century Swedish geometric patterns...
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2010s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Abstract Rug in Green Multicolor All Over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8x10 from the modern selections in Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection, nodding to a meticulous abstract painterly rug style. Hand knotted wool with a shabby-chic, distressed texture ...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Khotan Style Modern Rug in Green, Beige-Brown Pomegranate Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Inspired by the celebrated Khotan style, the 6x9 rug enjoys a signature pomegranate pattern prevailing in alluring shades of green on a luscious white background complemented by the ...
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2010s Indian Khotan Indian Rugs

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Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Abstract Rug in Blue and Green Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A unique take on abstract design, Rug & Kilim welcomes this 9 x 12 addition to the modern selections in their distressed style Homage Collection. The rug cherishes a smooth pattern i...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian 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 Distressed Style Tiger Rug in Green, Beige-Brown Pictorial Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool, Rug & Kilim’s distressed take on classic Indian tiger styles joining its Homage Collection. A 6x9 ode imbibing a regal vibe with a pictorial representation of a...
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2010s Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Classic Style Rug in Blue, Beige-Green Geometric Patter
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in low-sheared wool, a 6 x 9 from the classic selections belonging to Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. The rug witnesses a harmonious union of an all over traditional ge...
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2010s Indian Other 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 Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green and Beige Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A coveted entrant to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Collection, this 8x10 Kilim rug enjoys an audacious geometric pattern that lends a notable sense of movement in gracious scale. With s...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug, Green and Beige-Brown Stripe Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool, this 9x12 kilim rug is a subtly masterful in its from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection. The inspiration from the simplicity of the Swedish stripe concept enjo...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Rug in Green, Blue and Beige Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9 x 12 addition to the Scandinavian Collection by Rug & Kilim, pturing acclaimed mid-century styles in new, dynamic form. Hand knotted in wool, exploring high-low texture married w...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Green, Beige-Brown Abstract Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool, a 9 X 12 rug from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. The vision comes to life in abstract style where the rug embodies a painterly theme—elegant blue and green to...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Rug in Green, Beige and Gold Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool, Rug & Kilim takes pride in presenting a contemporary take on the revered Scandinavian style from its acclaimed titular collection. This 8x10 piece witnesses a c...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Style Rug in Green Multicolor Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8 x 10 rug in green and multicolor geometric patterns, from Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Collection. In collaboration with modern artist Jenn Ski, hand knotted in a unique ble...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Abstract Rug in Blue-Green and Gray Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8x10 take on abstract modern rug styles in blue and gray, from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. Hand knotted in wool, reimagining a shabby-chic distressed texture through a comfor...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green and Pink Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9 x 12 Kilim joining the Scandinavian Collection by Rug & Kilim—recapturing Swedish Modernism as a new language in design. Handwoven in wool, the geometric pattern in subtle tints ...
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2010s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Hand Knotted Transitional Rug in Beige Brown Green Floral Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 12 x 17 rug from the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, paying homage to some of the most celebrated styles in handmade flooring like this unique large-size nod to harsang ...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Classic Rug in Green, Beige-Brown Geometric Patte
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim welcomes this 9 x 12 distressed style rug to its Homage collection. Following a tribal geometric pattern, this hand knotted wool beauty enjoys a unique take on traditiona...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Rug with Orange and Green Floral Medallion Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A new addition to the handmade rugs by Rug & Kilim, this 4'2" x 6' contemporary rug is hand knotted in a unique, proprietary blend of quality wool and silk, the natural luster of the...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

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Green Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of green rugs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique green rugs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. Find 1647 antique and vintage green rugs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 710 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Green rugs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of green rugs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Modern, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern green rugs are of considerable interest. Green rugs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Rug & Kilim, Art Hide and Scarlet Splendour are consistently popular.

How Much are Green Rugs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,957, while they’re typically $99 on the low end and $185,000 highest priced.

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.