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Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Geometric Kilim Cushion Cover Handwoven Blue Rust Scatter Cushion
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
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Early 2000s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Handmade Orange Geometric Berber Wool Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan hand-knotted wool rug with the orange field. This Moroccan runner has fringes and bright multi-color accents in all-over multi patterns with di...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Authentic Tribal Moroccan Beige, Black, Orange, Yellow Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Tribal Moroccan Beige, Black, Orange, Yellow Handmade Wool Rug Size: 5'8" × 9'10" (172 × 299 cm)      
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Tribal Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage tribal rug in a neutral brownish-pink color scheme.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Fabric

Midcentury Swedish Kilim Röllakan Rug by Ingegerd Silow
Located in Bochum, NRW
Midcentury Swedish Kilim Röllakan rug by Ingegerd Silow. Kilim rug, Rollakan, flat-weave rug, by Ingegerd Silow, Sweden, 1960s. Excellent condition, as new, "IS" artist's initials ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Handwoven Persian Kilim Rug with Vibrant Colors
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern handwoven Persian Kilim rug Mid-20th Century Colorful and vibrant geometric design Measures: 4'10" X 9'4" Good original vintage condition. R...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Samit Borgosesia Midcentury Blue and White Virgin Wool Italian Carpet, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury blue and white pure virgin wool carpet. This wonderful rug was produced by Samit Borgosesia in Italy during the 1970s. This item is entirely made of the purest ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

1960's Japanese Abstract Rug
Located in Rochester, NY
Japanese abstract modernist shag / rya style hand hooked area rug with beautiful combination of colors and great graphic design, circa 1960. Look at all pictures and read condition r...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Nylon

Mauritania Mat from Sahara in Leather and Palm Wood, Mid-Century Modern Design
Located in Modena, IT
Rug mat from Mauritania Sahara, made of palm wood and leather with graphic design, circa 1950s-1960s. Dimension: 180 cm x 310 cm.
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1950s Mauritanian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Leather, Palmwood

Large and Early Märta Måås-Fjetterström Flat-Weave Carpet "Rutmattan", 1931
Located in Copenhagen, DK
MÄRTA MÅÅS-FJETTERSTRÖM - MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN This vintage Swedish flat-weave carpet was designed by Märta Maas-Fjetterström in 1931. It has a geometric pattern with very be...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Matt from Mauritania Sahara in Palm Wood and Leather, Mid-Century Modern Design
Located in Modena, IT
Very big rug mat from Mauritania Sahara, made of palm wood and leather with graphic design, circa 1950s-1960s. Dimension: 340 cm x 480 cm.
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1950s Mauritanian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Leather, Palmwood

Modern Overdyed Purple Handmade Floral Oversize Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern overdyed hand-knotted oversize wool rug with a purple field. This overdyed rug has a gray and beige accent in an all-over floral design. This rug measures: 12'10' x...
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2010s Pakistani Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid Century Turkish Anatolian Rug
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind mid-century handmade Turkish Anatolian rug. Measures: 3'5'' x 7'3''
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Square Shape Area Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century one of a kind Turkish rug with casual floral motif in camels, soft green and apricot surrounded by a soft brown thin border. 4'6''x 5'7''
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rug in Yellow Color and Modern Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Turkish Mid-Century Modern with yellow background, rug TU-MTU-136060, country of origin / type: Turkey / Mid-Century Modern, circa mid-20th century. This beautiful Turkish...
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1950s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Turkish Deco Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Turkish deco rug.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Modernist Flat-Woven Kilim Rug Attributed to Antonín Kybal, Prague, circa 1950
By Družstevní práce, Antonín Kybal 1
Located in Berlin, DE
Big Mid-Century Modern flat-woven Kilim rug attributed to Antonín Kybal, Prague, circa 1950.
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Shiraz Persian Rug with Mid-Century Modern Tribal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76432 Vintage Persian Shiraz Rug with Mid-Century Modern Tribal Style 04'05 x 08'10. Warm and inviting, this hand-knotted wool vintage Shiraz Persian rug beautifully embodies mid-cen...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Helena Rohner Rectangular Wool and Jute "Strawberry Popsycle" Indian Carpet
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Rectangular carpet model "Strawberry Popsycle” designed by Helena Rohner. Handmade of strawberry colored geometric shape wool and jute. Made in India.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Jute

Audrey Rug in a Multicolor Tencel
Located in New York, NY
Audrey is a contemporary low pile rug that features a mesmerizing pattern of colored triangles. It uses a synthetic fiber called Tencel and it is produced using a cut and loop techni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Ingegerd Silow, Woven Signature on Blue Border 'IS'
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish rug by Ingegerd Silow. Woven signature on blue border 'IS' Size: 5'6" x 7'10" (167 x 238 cm) Internationally known and respected as one of the major creators during...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Large Vintage Azilal Moroccan Berber Rug with Abstract Pattern
Located in Milan, IT
The rugs from the Azilal region, located in the Moroccan central High Atlas, have been a relatively recent discovery. Distinguished by abstract, quasi-calligraphic patterns often on ...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Rug Designed by Corneille. Size: 6 ft 10 in x 6 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Breathtaking Square Size Vintage Mid Century Scandinavian Surrealist Tapestry Rug by Corneille, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: 1950. Size: 6 ft 10 in x 6 ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “checkers Ii” Textile. 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “checkers Ii” Textile, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa date: Mid-20th Century. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 1.17 m)
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20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Linen

Midcentury Samarkand Red Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Samarkand red handmade wool rug Size: 7'0" × 13'6" (213 × 411 cm) Samarkand is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia whose Sogdian name translates as “Stone...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Rug, Swedish Kilim, Rollakan, Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in Bochum, NRW
Scandinavian Modern Swedish Rollakan Kilim, flat-weave Kilim rug, signed in the weave lower left. This flat-weave carpet features a gorgeous palette range from a soft pink-red, green...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Rug with Checkerboard Pattern and Cubism Style
Located in Dallas, TX
20997 Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Rug with Checkerboard Pattern and Cubism Style. Vibrant and dynamic, this hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan Rehamna rug features cubism style a...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Pair of Designer Rugs Geometrical, 1980
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of designer rugs geometrical 1980 , wool blend fabric and synthetic.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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  • Pair of Designer Rugs Geometrical, 1980
  • Pair of Designer Rugs Geometrical, 1980
  • Pair of Designer Rugs Geometrical, 1980
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Mid Century Modern Kilim Wool Area Rug Red Hand Made in Turkey Floral Pattern
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous Kilim wool area rug or carpet, hand made in Turkey. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 59" W x 96" L.  
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Mid-20th Century Asian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Handmade Peach and Orange Floral Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Indian hand-knotted wool rug with a peach field. This modern rug has pink and orange accents gorgeous all-over medallion floral pattern design. This rug measures:...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Boujad Moroccan Handmade Multicolor Abstract Pattern Orange Wool Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Boujad Moroccan hand-knotted wool rug with the orange field. This Moroccan runner has bright multi-color accents and pink fringes in an all-over Abstract pattern wi...
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Early 2000s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Blue and Grey Swedish Rug by Elsa Gullberg
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Blue and Grey Swedish Rug by Elsa Gullberg Size: 6'0" × 9'1" (182 × 276 cm) This wool flatweave area rug was designed and hand made by Elsa Gullberg and it bares her wove...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modernist German Wall Rug by Ewald Kröner for Schloss Hackhausen, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Wall rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Producer: Schloss Hackhausen, Germany Design: Ewald Kröner This rug is a great example of 1970...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Flatweave Scandinavian Rug, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Flatweave Scandinavian rug with intricate pattern.
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Blue Overdyed Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
This blue Turkish overdye carpet has a pattern defined by the wear beyond the all-over general distress. Vertical and horizontal off white strips cross near the center. Shabby chic c...
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1940s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Geometric Flat-Weave Rug by MLB 1950s Scandinavian Artist
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exceptional Swedish flat-weave Kilim rug. Gorgeous blues and whites in a mesmerizing geometric design. Signed by the weaver "MLB". Measures: 84 x 57".   
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Light Purple and Pink Overdyed Sparta Rug, Shabby Chic
Located in New York, NY
This light purple and pink Turkish overdye Sparta carpet has a pattern defined by the wear beyond the all-over general distress. Vertical and horizontal off white strips cross near t...
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1940s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Patchwork Kilim Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style, Kilim Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
74084, vintage Turkish Patchwork Kilim rug with Mid-Century Modern style, Kilim rug. Paneled rectangles of layers of warm earth-tone colors beautifully contrast with vertically strip...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Colorful Large Vintage Hand-Knotted Kilim Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Large pillow made from a colorful Turkish Jajim flat-weave. 18'' x 27''
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Vintage Midcentury Tulu Red and Multi-Color Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey in 1950, this vintage midcentury wool rug features a more contemporary approach to a Tulu rug design. Hand knotted in high quality wool, the mixed pile height...
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1950s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Traditional Kilim Carpet Wool Area Rug, Handwoven Sumakh Kilim Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This unique kilim rug was woven by hand with the finest locally sourced hand-spun wool and cotton dyed with organic vegetable dyeing techniques. The design features a highly decorati...
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Early 2000s Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Double-Sided Swedish Tapestry Rug. Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Double Sided Scandinavian Tapestry Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in (1.14 m x 1.47 m)
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Round Large Carpet Diameter Black with Multicolored Italian Design, 1960
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round large carpet diameter cm 280 black with multicolored Italian design, 1960. There are small spots present of originality
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Synthetic

Rust Wool Geometric Kilim Rug, Handmade Oriental Flat-Woven Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This piece is an excellent example of caucasian rugs woven by hand in the 1890s with an elegant diagonal repeat motif pattern woven with accents of blue, green and beige. This has th...
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1910s Azerbaijani Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Hand Block Printed Lumbar Pillow Case
Located in Istanbul, TR
Original old Anatolian blocks used to print these patterns on to hand woven vintage cotton fabric. It does not come with an insert but a bag made to the size to accommodate insert m...
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Handwoven Antique Runner Rug, Oriental Traditional Red Wool Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This elegantly woven carpet was constructed in Azerbaijan in the 1930s. It features several vases of flowers and a bold colour palette, including rust, cream, purple and deep blue. T...
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1930s Azerbaijani Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 6 ft 4 in x 8 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Kilim, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa date: Midcentury, Size: 6 ft. 4 in x 8 ft. 3 in (1.93 m x 2.51 m)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Corneille. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 6 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rug by Corneille, Country Of Origin: Sweden, Circa date: Early 20th century. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 6 ft 10 in (2.01 m x 2.08 m)
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Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Colorful American Braid Confetti Throw Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind American Braid throw size rug from the late 20th century with a borderless confetti pattern Measures: 2'2'' x 3'3'' American Braided rugs provided a way for peopl...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Composition

Vintage Room Size Midcentury Scandinavian Swedish Pile Rug
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful room size vintage midcentury Scandinavian Swedish pile rug, origin: Sweden, circa early 20th century. Size: 8 ft. 6 in x 12 ft. 8 in (2.59 m x 3.86 m)
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Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Russian Roller Printed Cotton Fabric Panel, Mid-20th Century or Earlier
Located in Istanbul, TR
These type of Russian prints that are also called 'trade cloth' since they were made for Central Asian markets. They were used to make blankets and dresses, and also used for the lin...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton

Carpet Wool Mid-Century Modern
Located in Tuscany, IT
Wool carpet Mid-Century Modern in bright colors red orang yellow and black. With central round design, from which the geometric design starts. Very cool and style decoration.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Abstract Carpet Modern Geometric Kilim Rug Wool Kilim Area Rug 127 x 180cm
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This bold and beautiful piece is a handwoven Kilim rug, constructed with a vibrant colour palette including orange, yellow, red and blue, that make up the eye-catching abstract desig...
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Early 2000s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Mid-20th Century Swedish Rug Signed by Anna Greta Sjoquisten
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven Swedish rug has an overall field of tonal brown and yellow serrated and angled lozenges forming a whimsical checkered lattice. Signed by the original artist.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Art Deco Handmade Multicolor Abstract Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Turkish hand-knotted wool rug with a brown, red, yellow, green, and pink field. This Turkish rug has a gorgeous all-over geometric abstract pattern design. This ...
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Mid-20th Century African Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Carpet by Venrner Panton Denmark, 1950’s-1970’s
Located in Milan, IT
Carpet by Venrner Panton. Denmark, 1950’s – 1970’s. Hand knotted in monocrome wool. 318 x 228 cm-125.2 x 89.9 in A "Belle Arti" certificate (Fine Arts Certificate) may be required f...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

1960s Abstract Wool Carpet by Greif,Denmark
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Traditional Rug Oriental Carpet Handwoven Red Floral Wool Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This elegant medallion rug is a beautiful example of oriental rugs woven in the 1940s. The design has been woven on a rich red background and features an intricate symmetrical floral...
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1960s Afghan Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material