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Rug & Kilim’s Textural Plain Rug in Gray/Silver Two Tones, High Pile
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 7x10 addition to Rug & Kilim’s Texture of Color Collection, hand knotted in silk. Enjoying lush pile height and a unique take on two-tone plain rug styles in textural silver-gray h...
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2010s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Silk

Handmade Moroccan Wool Rug with High Low Pile Texture by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Moroccan rug showcasing beautiful pile texture variations in "high / low" pattern. Exclusively designed by Gordian Rugs. Made from 100% wool.
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tulu Geometric Red Orange and Green Wool High Pile Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted with lush, high pile shag wool originating from Turkey between 1950-1960, this vintage Tulu rug enjoys a fabulous and unique marriage of tribal sensibility with an intri...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Small Psychedilic 1970s High Pile Rug by Prinstapijt Desso, Netherlands no 2
By Desso, Prinstapijt
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Prinstapijt Desso Description: This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art i...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Small Psychedilic 1970s High Pile Rug by Prinstapijt Desso, Netherlands No 1
By Desso, Prinstapijt
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Prinstapijt Desso   This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Ma...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Grey Handmade Wool Rug with High/Low Pile from Inkblot Collection by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Gordian’s Inkblots collection draws its influence from the famous Rorschach testing method which seeks to provide awareness and understanding of our identity and personal fulfilment....
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Large Vintage Colorful Psychedelic High Pile Rug by Desso, Netherlands, 1970
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high qua...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Pop Art Psychedilic 1970s High Pile Rug Tromsoe Herforder Teppiche, Germany
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Large rug with Pop Art pattern. Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Producer: Herforder Teppiche, Germany This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interi...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Large Psychedelic Panton High Pile Rug Carpet by Cromwell Tefzet, Germany
By Cromwell Tefzet
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Extra large rug with psychedelic Panton style pattern. Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Producer: Cromwell Tefzet, Germany This rug is a great example...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Extra Large "BALL" Vintage Colorful High Pile Rug by Desso, Netherlands, 1970
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso Description: This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art ...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Large "Cubic" Multi-Color High Pile Rug by Prinstapijt Desso, Netherlands, 1970s
By Prinstapijt, Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug multi-color "CUBIC" Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Prinstapijt Desso This rug is a great example o...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Vintage Moroccan Tribal Geometric Beige Brown and Blue Wool High Pile Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Morocco between 1950-1960 with lush, high pile wool, this vintage Moroccan shag rug celebrates the Classic marriage of grounding and lively colors emerging from the m...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

cc-tapis Plain Rug in Wool High Pile
By cc-tapis
Located in New York, NY
cc-tapis Plain Rug in 100% wool, high pile (0.05 cm). Standard measurement is 8 feet x 10 feet. Hand-loomed, 8.3000 knots/sqft. Available in Light Grey and Sand. cc-tapis was cre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

cc-tapis Plain Rug in Linen High Pile
By cc-tapis
Located in New York, NY
cc-tapis plain rug in 100% linen, high pile (0.05 cm). Standard measurement is 8 feet x 10 feet. Hand-loomed, 8.3000 knots/sqft. Available in light grey and sand. cc-tapis was cre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Linen

Moroccan Azilal Rug, Colorful Motif, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
On a dark brown latticed ivory field, a central square is centred in dark brown with an angular human figure, quasi-date and geometric motif, all in tones of yellow, red, green and i...
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Vintage 1970s Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

cc-tapis Plain Rug in Bamboo Silk High Pile
By cc-tapis
Located in New York, NY
CC-tapis Plain rug in 100% bamboo silk, high pile (0.05 cm). Standard measurement is 8 feet x 10 feet. Hand-loomed, 8.3000 knots/sq. ft. Available in light grey and sand. CC-tapis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

High and Low Pile Vintage Rug Overdyed in Black Color
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage handmade Turkish rug re-dyed in black color. Partly shaved pile creates a distinctive high and low texture. Finely hand knotted, wool pile on cotton foundation. Deep washed...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Moroccan Runner, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
The narrow solid dark brown side borders irregularly "rain" into the off-white field. A few dark tabs reinforce the side pattern on this totally abstract contempary runner.
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2010s Turkish Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
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  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
W 36 in. L 154 in.
Unique Turkish Oushak Rug, Purple and Red Field, High Low Pile
Located in New York, NY
The two rust secondary borders with discrete four-flower modules strongly frame the rose field with its dense arabesque pattern. Straw main border with rosettes and lotuses in the Cl...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Hand Knotted Turkish High and Low Pile Rug with a Medallion Design
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand knotted Turkish rug from the 1960s featuring a round polygonal medallion filled with floral motifs. The medallion is surrounded all around with an abundance of floweri...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Large Psychedelic Green High Pile Rya Rug Carpet Desso, Netherlands, 1970s
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Extra large rug with psychedelic style pattern. Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso, Netherlands. This rug is a great example of 1970s po...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Turkish Oushak Runner, High Pile, circa 1940s
Located in New York, NY
The soft rust field of this western Turkish piece shows two "Crivelli" stars are the ends and four parti-colored pinwheel rosettes in the centre. The narrow ecru border shows modules...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

1950s Vintage Midcentury Rug Orange Brown Diamond Pattern High Pile Runner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in hand knotted wool circa 1950-1960, this midcentury rug is a rare selection from a series of antique and vintage high pile runners our principal Josh has discovered from I...
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Vintage 1950s Iraqi Tribal Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Original Abstract Scandinavian High Pile Abstract Rya Rug Carpet, Denmark, 1960s
By Ege Rya, Verner Panton
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1960s Origin: Scandinavia, Denmark. Material: 100% cotton This rug is a great example of 1960s pop art interior. Ma...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Colorful Geometric high and low pile Rug. 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large Anatolian rug with colorful geometric boxes on an cream background. 100% wool. The cream ground is hand-woven (kilim) and the patterns are hand-knotted. Even low pile through...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Original Abstract Scandinavian High Pile Abstract Rya Rug Carpet, Sweden, 1960s
By Ege Rya, Verner Panton
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1960s Origin: Scandinavia Sweden Material: 100% cotton This rug is a great example of 1960s pop art interior. Ma...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Multi-Color Vintage 1970s Modernist High Pile Panton Style Rug, Germany, 1970s
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high quality weaving techn...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Tribal Moroccan Runner, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
A five column patchwork square pattern in solid brown, as well as vertically and horizontally lined, speckled and diagonally lined has a vaguely rustic hooked rug aura.
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Runner, High Shaggy Pile
Located in New York, NY
The light, eggshell ground displays a thick and thin black broken line and angular spiral pattern in three complete and one partial modules. Has a very Mid-Century Modern look. Full,...
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2010s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

3x16.3 Ft Abstract Modern Turkish Runner Rug with High & Low Wool Pile
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An Abstract Modern Vintage Turkish Runner Rug with High & Low Wool Pile Sturdy and can be used on a high traffic area, suitable for both residential and commercial interiors. Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Danish High Pile Woven Wool Rya Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A wonderful high pile woven wool Rya rug with tones of brown, taupe, green browns and cream having a banded edge, made in Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

1950s Vintage Midcentury Tulu Rug Blue Multi-Color Angoral Wool High Low Pile
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted with wool n a rich and teeming angora yarn originating from Turkey between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Tulu rug enjoys a whimsical variety of textural high-low pi...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modernist Red Multi-Color High Pile Large Rya Rug by Desso, 1970's
By Desso
Located in The Hague, NL
This rug is a great example of 1970s Pop Art interior. Made in high quality weaving technique. This high quality Rya rug was designed in the 1970s and manufactured by DESSO in the Ne...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Acrylic

Extra Large Original Scandinavian High Pile Rya Rug by Ege Taepper, 1970s
By Ege Tæpper, Ege Rya
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: xxl High pile Rya rug Decade: 1970s Producer: EGE RYA de luxe Taepper, Denmark (see original label) Material: 100% pure new wool pile This ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Large Elliptical Original Scandinavian High Pile Rya Rug by Ege Taepper, 1970s
By Ege Tæpper, Ege Rya
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1970s Producer: EGE RYA de luxe Taepper, Denmark (see original label) Material: 100% wool This rug is a great example of 1970s Pop Art...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Danish High Pile Orange Wool Rya Rug by Gram, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish high pile orange wool rya rug by Gram 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern wall Rya rug 100% pure wool for use as wall art. Beautiful shades of orange and brown. Origin...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Square Spanish Rug, Light Palette, All-Over Field, High Low Pile
Located in New York, NY
This is a looped pile piece with a repeating, modular leaf and flower design on a pieced off-white field. Peacock. Bird and bush border.    
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Antique Early 1900s Spanish Arts and Crafts Western European Rugs

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Wool

6.7x9.7 Ft Black and Gray Over-Dyed Vintage Rug with High and Low Pile
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A midcentury handmade Turkish rug overdyed in black color and with high and low pile creating a beautiful engraved look. Available as seen or in various other designs and colors on r...
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20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Long and Narrow Red Persian Sarouk Runner Rug, Dark Red Field, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
This West Persian long village-woven runner shows a repeating "American Sarouk" design of floral sprays and oval wreath on a cardinal red ground. Teal, straw and ecru accents. Navy-b...
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Vintage 1940s Persian Sarouk Farahan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Extra Large Original Scandinavian High Pile Beige Rya Rug by Ege Taepper, 1960s
By Ege Tæpper, Ege Rya
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1960s. Producer: Ege Rya de luxe Taepper, Denmark. Material: 100% cotton. This rug is a great example of 1960s pop art inte...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Extra Large Vintage 1970s Modernist Multi-Color High Pile Rya Rug by Desso
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: DESSO This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Ruddy Brown Aubusson Design High and Low Pile Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection ruddy brown Aubusson design high and low pile rug Size: 8'0" × 10'0" (243 × 304 cm) This stunning Aubusson carpet immediately draws the eye to with its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool

Extra Large 1970s Modernist Multi-Color High Pile Rya Rug by Desso, Netherlands
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso. This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in hig...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Vintage Peacock High Pile Rya Rug by Ege Rya Taepper Deluxe, Denmark, 1970s
By Ege Tæpper, Ege Rya
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile rya rug wall rug, was always used as wall rug. Decade: 1970s Producer: EGE Taepper, Denmark Material: 100% cotton Description: ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Large Abstract Vintage 1970s Modernist Multi-Color High Pile Rya Rug by Desso
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

1950s Midcentury Moroccan Rug Geometric Beige Green High Pile Vintage Piece
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Morocco between 1950-1960, this vintage midcentury Moroccan rug enjoys both a distinct, rare length seldom seen among Classic Moroccan rugs as w...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

5.6x9.4 Ft High and Low Pile Vintage Rug Re-Dyed in Blue Color, Handmade Carpet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish area rug re-dyed in blue color. Measures: 5.6 x 9.4 Ft Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Deep washed. Sturdy and can be used on a high traffi...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Extra Large Pop Art Multi-Color High Pile Wool Rug by Besmer, Germany, 1970s
By Besmer
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Producer: Besmer This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in h...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Nazmiyal Collection High Low Pile Modern Distressed Rug 9 ft 9 in x 13 ft 11 in
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Admirable High Low Pile Modern Distressed Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern. 9 ft 9 in x 13 ft 11 in (2.97 m x 4.24 m)
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Red Shaggy High Pile Wool Tribal Rug "Bed of Red Roses"
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great Bohemian handwoven Moroccan shaggy high pile vintage rug, various shades of red, faded reds, purple, oranges, organic wool carpet. These Moroccan carpets are called bed of red ...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Wool, Wool

Early 20th Century Antique Savonnerie Carpet, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
This French high-pile carpet is a study in cream and softest gold with an open field.
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Western European Rugs

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Wool

High Pile Area Rug in Beige, Rust and Tan
Located in Pasadena, CA
Very high pile, dense fibre area rug. Serene design is shades of beige, rust and tan brings to mind a forest of birch or even bamboo trees.
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Late 20th Century Unknown More Carpets

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Wool

New Contemporary Berber Moroccan Rug with Diamond Pattern and High and Low Pile
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21045, new contemporary Berber Moroccan rug with diamond pattern and high and low pile, texture area rug. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan Texture area rug displays a mod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Hand Knotted Antique Rug Red Moroccan Style Runner High Pile and Diamond Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating circa 1910-1920, this antique runner hails from a select line made in Iraq, one of the only pieces in our collection hailing from this region. Paying...
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Vintage 1910s Iraqi Kilim Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Moroccan Souf Rug with Raised Pattern, High and Low Pile Flat-Weave
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21059, new contemporary Moroccan Souf rug with raised pattern, high and low pile flat-weave Kilim rug with Bohemian style 07'00 x 10'08. Emanating charm and grace, this handwoven woo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North Afric...

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Wool, Wool

Mid-Century Modern Style Vintage Moroccan Striped Kilim Rug with High-Low Pile
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
74464 Mid-Century Modern Style Vintage Moroccan Striped Kilim Rug with High-Low Pile. A warm and inviting design, this vintage Moroccan striped Kilim rug with Mid-Century Modern styl...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Kilim Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Wool

Blue Moroccan Carpet, High Low Pile, Royal Blue, Modern, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
The crisp blue lozenges in two sizes and in a half-drop offset row pattern show dramatically against the close pinstriped blue and off-white ground. Plain blue flat-woven ends.
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2010s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Danish Modern High Pile Brown and Blue Wool Rug with White Cat
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming and very decorative design carpet in wonderful shades of brown and blue with a sitting white cat. In beautiful original condition without damages. It is made from wool in D...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Moroccan Carpet, Teal, Turquoise, High Low Pile, Monochromatic
Located in New York, NY
Monochromes are a recent Moroccan development and this most attractive borderless room size shows a tone-on-tone, blue on blue, subtle large lozenge lattice pattern. Intact flat-wove...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal More Carpets

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Wool

Bright Blue High-Pile Gabbeh Rug
Located in Pasadena, CA
A bright and vivid blue Persian rug rendered in extra high pile wool ornate with characteristic designs of these rugs:camels.
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

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High Pile Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic high pile rug available at 1stDibs. Each high pile rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and acrylic. If you’re shopping for a high pile rug, we have 129 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect high pile rug — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each high pile rug bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Arts and Crafts hallmarks is very popular. A well-made high pile rug has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Desso, Ege Rya and Ege Tæpper are consistently popular.

How Much is a High Pile Rug?

The average selling price for a high pile rug at 1stDibs is $2,250, while they’re typically $430 on the low end and $16,200 for the 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.