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Hand Knotted Traditional Silk Rug Beige Brown Herati Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in pure 100% silk, this addition to the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim enjoys a look of distressed aesthetic reimagining the antique Herati pattern—often refe...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Abstract Rug by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Handwoven rugs have long been considered an art form. As the world of art continuously changes so does the style and designs of our rugs. Our abstract collections can add a sophistic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Abstract Rug by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Handwoven rugs have long been considered an art form. As the world of art continuously changes so does the style and designs of our rugs. Our abstract collections can add a sophistic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Abstract Rug by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Handwoven rugs have long been considered an art form. As the world of art continuously changes so does the style and designs of our rugs. Our abstract collections can add a sophistic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Rug from Pazyryk Reborn by Gordian Rugs
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the oldest rug known in existence. The rug was woven circa 400 BC, frozen in the ice and it was very well preserved. A true testament to the quality of a handwoven rug. W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Modern Hand Knotted Silk Floral Rug Green Blue and Gray Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in pure 100% silk, this floral rug represents the latest additions to the New & Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim as well as the team’s refined approach to a textural hig...
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2010s Indian Modern Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Grey Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Rug From Jacaré Collection Rug by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Our Jacaré Collection proves that beauty is more than skin deep! Inspired by nature’s flawless, reptilian patterns, our talented artisans have created an alluring selection of unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Wool Silk Tabriz Rug Beige Brown Shabby Chic Floral Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in lush wool and lustrous silk circa 1980, this vintage Tabriz style rug represents a graceful addition to the Modern Classics collection by Rug & Kilim, inspired by our...
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Vintage 1980s Indian Tabriz Indian Rugs

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Wool

Hand Knotted Modern Silk Rug Beige and Orange Gold Shabby Chic Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in pure 100 % silk, this modern rug represents the latest additions to the New & Modern collection by Rug & Kilim drawing subtle inspiration from Classic geometry in ach...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Modernized Persian Heriz Rug by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Heriz rugs are perhaps the most famous of all rugs from Iran. This is due to their exclusive and unmistakable style. They feature the classic, prominent medallion infused with intens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Modernized Persian Heriz Rug by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Heriz rugs are perhaps the most famous of all rugs from Iran. This is due to their exclusive and unmistakable style. They feature the classic, prominent medallion infused with intens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Nazar Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Inspired by an eye shaped amulet, Nazar is handcrafted from bamboo silk in a palette of soft greys, blues and black. Famed for its silk-like luster, bamboo yarn is cool to the touch ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Modern Polonaise Rug in Beige by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Polonaise rugs are considered to be the apex of art and carpet weaving. Originally woven as gifts for royal families, these rugs were once symbols of status for those fortunate enoug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Solid Beige Rug Wool and Silk Texture of Color by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in our trademark blend of wool and silk, this contemporary solid color rug represents the Reach line in the Texture of Color Collection by Rug & Kilim; a thoughtful mode...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Geometric-Floral Green Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of our most respected workshops in India, Rug & Kilim’s geometric wool and silk rug joins the latest additions to the Modern Classics Collection, celebrating uniq...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Art Rug, Tibetan Hand Knotted Technique in Wool and Silk
By Jorge Cejudo, Odabashian Rugs
Located in Mexico City, MX
This wool and silk rug named "Paisaje en mi dentro y fuera" is in the traditional Tibetan hand-knotted style in premium New Zealand wool and silk, with hand-carved edges that enhance...
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2010s Indian Post-Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand-Knotted Wool Silk Modern Runner in Brown - Geometric Design by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Affectionately dubbed “Vegas” among the designs in the New & Modern Collection, this modern runner by Rug & Kilim is hand-knotted in wool and silk and measuring 3x13. This particular...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Bamboo Silk Silver Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Hand-knotted using fiber from the bamboo plant - which has a similar appearance to silk, but a lower price point - bamboo silk silver has a wonderful luster which elevates the neutra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

Bamboo Silk Bronze Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
The Rug Company's collection of bamboo silk rugs are hand-knotted using fiber from the bamboo plant, which has an appearance very similar to silk, but at a surprisingly low price. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

Bamboo Silk Lapis Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
A soft plain with a subtle sheen, designed to complement all interiors spaces. Famed for its silk-like luster, bamboo yarn is cool to the touch and exhibits interesting fluctuations ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

Bamboo Silk Flint Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
A sophisticated neutral rug with a subtle sheen, ideal for all interiors spaces. Famed for its silk-like luster, bamboo yarn is cool to the touch and exhibits interesting fluctuation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

Bamboo Silk Graphite Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Bamboo Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
The Rug Company's collection of bamboo silk rugs are hand-knotted using fiber from the bamboo plant, which has an appearance very similar to silk, but at a surprisingly low price. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

Ikat Bamboo Pale Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Ikat is an ancient dyeing technique often applied to silk fabrics, creating a distinctive blurred geometry that is synonymous with Ikat cloth. Our collection of Ikat rugs are hand-kn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Silk

Ikat Bamboo Charcoal Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Ikat is an ancient dyeing technique often applied to silk fabrics, creating a distinctive blurred geometry that is synonymous with Ikat cloth. Our collection of Ikat rugs are hand-kn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Silk

Hand Knotted Modern Silk Rug Beige and Orange Gold Shabby Chic Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in pure 100 % silk, this modern rug represents the latest additions to the New & Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim drawing subtle inspiration from Classic geometry in ach...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Pheasant by Chihuly Hand Knotted Rug in Wool and Silk ( 10' x 8' )
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Pheasant is a limited-edition rug, inspired by Chihuly’s glasswork. Taking inspiration from Chihuly’s Macchia series, Pheasant features a wing-like motif similar in appearance to the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Agra Inspired Multi-Color Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of our most respected workshops in India, Rug & Kilim’s geometric wool and silk rug joins the latest additions to the Modern Classics collection, enjoying a marri...
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2010s Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Geometric Green and Red Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of our most respected workshops in India, Rug & Kilim’s geometric wool and silk rug joins the latest additions to the Modern classics collection, enjoying a durab...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Modern Polonaise Rug in White and Blue by Gordian
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Polonaise rugs are considered to be the apex of art and carpet weaving. Originally woven as gifts for royal families, these rugs were once symbols of status for those fortunate enoug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Hand Knotted Cordoba Beige and Brown Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Nepal and hand knotted in quality wool and lustrous silk, this contemporary rug features a Cordoba design, modeled after the titular acclaimed synagogue of Spain. Co...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Hand Knotted Cordoba Design Green and Bronze Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Nepal with high quality wool and chic, luminous silk, this modern rug features a Cordoba design modeled after the titular acclaimed synagogue of Spain. Cordoba patter...
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2010s Nepalese Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Spectrum Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Wool and Silk by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Incredibly adaptable, the Spectrum rug will work beautifully in almost any space as the rich yet calm palette of colors work with everything. This design has 120 different colors in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Cordoba Design Green and Bronze Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Nepal with high quality wool and chic, luminous silk, this modern rug features a Cordoba design modeled after the titular acclaimed synagogue of Spain. Cordoba patter...
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2010s Nepalese Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Modern Beige-Gold and Gray Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted originating from India, this rug from Rug & Kilim’s Modern collection enjoys a marriage of modern color and texture with a classic, traditional sense of symmetry in the ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Contemporary Geometric Pomegranate and Gold Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in high-quality luminous silk originating from India this contemporary rug enjoys a unique distressed aesthetic inspired by antique Agra masterpieces, marrying elements ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

New Agra Beige and Blue Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this new Agra rug employs an uncommonly subtle, muted field design with hand knotted silk in an atypical design. Lightly distressed, the natural luster of the...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Bamboo Silk Pale Gold Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug by The Rug Company
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
A sophisticated pale gold rug with a subtle metallic sheen, ideal for all interiors spaces. Famed for its silk-like luster, bamboo yarn is cool to the touch and exhibits interesting ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Bamboo

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

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Silk

Modern Design Bamboo Silk Embossed Rug FR1203 by Mehraban Rugs
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This modern design is eye-catching and luxuriously weaved with harmonious bamboo silks. Colors of pale yellow, muted moss, amethyst, and lavender are only a few of the many colors th...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Silk

Modern Transitional Runner Beige Brown Wool and Silk Rug by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and lustrous silk, this modern runner from the New & Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim marries a subtle, textural high-low pile technique with shifting gradients ...
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Early 2000s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Tabriz Revival Bamboo Silk Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A luxurious Tabriz recreation that is nothing shy of elegance and artistry. This traditional recreation encompasses beautiful floral scrolls and traditional Persian designs in neutra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Other

Primitive Cubist Style Rug Gray Brown Wool-Silk Rug by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool and silk, this 4 x 6 rug from the New & Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim draws inspiration from primitive cubist patterns with a modern color perspective; an arr...
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Vintage 1980s Nepalese Primitive Central Asian Rugs

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Silk, 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

Ponti Silk Hand-Knotted 10x8 Rug in Wool and Silk by Suzanne Sharp
By The Rug Company, Suzanne Sharp
Located in London, GB
Silk area rug with simple, geometric pattern that works well in any interior space. Craftsmanship: Hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk. For non-US pricing, please inquire stating yo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Silk, Wool

All-Over Modern Rug Beige Silk Texture of Color by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
From Rug & Kilim’s custom capable Texture of Color collection, this contemporary all-over rug design innovates the concept of open field rugs and plain rug designs with subtle variat...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Hand Knotted Art Deco Style Rug in Pink Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a unique blend of quality wool, all-natural silk, and exotic yarns unique to our collection, this Art Deco rug inspiration hails from the titular line in the Modern C...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Silk, Yarn, Wool

Hand Knotted Neutral Toned Modernized Oushak Rug by Gordian Rugs
By Gordian Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Oushak rugs are recognized for their soft, fine, lustrous wools, and unique detailing in their broad, floral motifs. Gordian’s Oushak collection breathes new life to these traditiona...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abrash Red and Gold Silk and Cotton Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Rug & Kilim’s new texture of color line this abrash red and gold rug is hand knotted in quality, luminous silk and cotton body, available in full custom sizes up to ...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Mid-Century Modern Geometric Brown and Gray Wool and Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Crafted with a unique blend of hand knotted wool and natural silk with exotic, rich and varied yarns, Rug & Kilim’s geometric rug hails from the latest prized additions to their accl...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Hand Knotted Classic Style Rug in Beige Orange Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a unique blend of wool and all-natural silk, this 10 x 14 Classic rug inspiration hails from the latest addition to the Modern Classics rug collection by Rug & Kilim,...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Marble Hand Knotted 12x9 Rug in Wool and Silk by Rodarte
By Rodarte, The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Marble brings the beauty of the raw natural mineral into the tactile softness of a hand knotted rug. Wool and silk yarns fuse to create texture and the illusion of movement, while th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Cylinder by Chihuly Hand Knotted Rug in Wool and Silk ( 6' x 4' )
By The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Cylinder is a limited-edition rug, inspired by Chihuly’s glasswork. It is a pared-back neutral design, with an ivory background combined with interesting textural detail, highlighted...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Marble Hand-Knotted 9x6 Rug in Wool and Silk by Rodarte
By Rodarte, The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Marble brings the beauty of the raw natural mineral into the tactile softness of a hand knotted rug. Wool and silk yarns fuse to create texture and the illusion of movement, while th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

New Agra Transitional Red and Ivory Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this new Agra silk rug depicts an uncommon modern homage to lesser-known Indian symbolism. Hand knotted in naturally luminous silk, the distinctly wide ivory ...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Modern Oushak Style Copper and Beige Silk Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this modern traditional Oushak rug features a distinct, luminous pattern in naturally shimmering, hand knotted silk. The central field design, finely woven in...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Silk

Marble Hand-Knotted 6x4 Rug in Wool and Silk by Rodarte
By Rodarte, The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Marble brings the beauty of the raw natural mineral into the tactile softness of a hand-knotted rug. Wool and silk yarns fuse to create texture and the illusion of movement, while th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rosette by Chihuly Hand Knotted Rug in Wool and Silk ( 9' x 6' )
By Dale Chihuly, The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Rosette is a limited-edition rug, inspired by Chihuly’s glasswork. The design is a celebration of form, scale and colour with dramatic, swirling rings which appear to reverberate acr...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Marble Hand Knotted 10x8 Rug in Wool and Silk by Rodarte
By Rodarte, The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Marble brings the beauty of the raw natural mineral into the tactile softness of a hand knotted rug. Wool and silk yarns fuse to create texture and the illusion of movement, while th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Marble Hand-Knotted 7'6"x5' Rug in Wool and Silk by Rodarte
By Rodarte, The Rug Company
Located in London, GB
Marble brings the beauty of the raw natural mineral into the tactile softness of a hand knotted rug. Wool and silk yarns fuse to create texture and the illusion of movement, while th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Abrash Red and Gold Silk and Cotton Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Rug & Kilim’s new texture of color line this abrash red and gold rug is hand knotted in quality, luminous silk and cotton body, available in full custom sizes up to ...
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2010s Indian Indian Rugs

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Silk

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Silk Rug Hand For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the silk rug hand you’re looking for. Each silk rug hand for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, silk and wool. There are 800 variations of the antique or vintage silk rug hand you’re looking for, while we also have 2293 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer silk rug hand, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A silk rug hand made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made silk rug hand over the years, but those crafted by Rug & Kilim, The Rug Company and Tapis Rouge Atelier are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Silk Rug Hand?

The average selling price for a silk rug hand at 1stDibs is $7,860, while they’re typically $145 on the low end and $320,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.