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Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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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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

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

Blue Orange Vintage Moroccan Mini Rug
Located in New York, NY
Odd size one of a kind blue and orange vintage Moroccan mini size rug Measures: 2' x 3'4''.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Neutral Colors Wool Rug by Ingegerd Silow Woven 'IS'
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish wool rug in neutral colors by Ingegerd Silow. Woven signature to edge 'IS' Size: 4'4" × 6'6" (132 × 198 cm) Ingegerd Silow was an internationally known mas...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Orange and Gray Handmade Geometric Abstract Wool and Silk Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern hand-knotted wool and silk rug with orange, blue, gray, and tan field. This Modern rug has a gorgeous all-over geometric abstract design. This rug measures: 10' x...
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2010s Pakistani Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Rug Designed by Carlo Hauner for Minorca Tessuti, 1960s
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Handwoven rug designed by Carlo Hauner. Minorca Tessuti, the 1960s. Woolen handwoven rug with an organic motif in orange and cream by the Austrian furniture designer Carlo Hauner....
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th century Swedish Bold Red, Gray, White, Yellow Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish Bold Red, Gray, White, Yellow Hand Knotted Wool Rug Size: 4'8" × 6'0" (142 × 182 cm) Vintage Swedish pile rug, origin: Sweden, circa 1950, a mid-20th century...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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

Mid-20th century Chinese Royal Purple and Orange Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Chinese royal purple and orange handwoven wool rug Size: 9'0" × 11'10" (274 × 360 cm) A mid-20th century vintage Chinese Art Deco rugs. Woven circa 1940, this orient...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Abstract Carpet Modern Geometric Kilim Rug Wool Kilim Area Rug
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 Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Distressed Hand-Knotted Floral Turkish Wool Accent Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted rug from Central Turkey with distressed low wool pile on cotton foundation featuring an all-over floral-heads-in-lattices design in cream and peach against a m...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Mid-20th century Samarkand Brown, Orange, Purple Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Samarkand brown, orange, purple handmade wool rug Size: 4'9" × 8'8" (144 × 264 cm) Samarkand rugs have been produced since at least the 17th century. Nowadays cont...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Samarkand Brown, Beige, Pink Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mi-20th century Samarkand brown, beige, pink handmade wool rug Size: 5'10" x 10'10" (177 x 330 cm) Samarkand is a weaving center that sports some of the most iconic and sought-afte...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Rug in Beige-Brown, Purple Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool, a beautiful 6 x 8 take on distressed rug styles from Rug & Kilim’s Homage Collection. Inspired by the celebrated Scandinavian rug design and colorway, the rug e...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Samarkand Gray, Beige, Purple, Pink Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Samarkand gray, beige, purple, pink handmade wool rug Size: 4'2" x 5'9" (127 x 175 cm) Samarkand rugs have unusual warmth to them that transforms even the most aus...
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Mid-20th Century Afghan Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Brown, Beige, Blue, Yellow Swedish Handmade Wool Pile Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century brown, beige, blue, yellow Swedish handmade wool pile rug Size: 4'4" × 7'3" (132 × 221 cm). Swedish craft products are widely sought-after around the world due to ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th century Geometric Brown, Ivory and Yellow Scandinavian Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Geometric brown, ivory and yellow Scandinavian wool rug Size: 4'6" × 6'6" (137 × 198 cm) A geometric second quarter of the 20th century Scandinavian rug, the light...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Double Sided Geometric Swedish Gray, Yellow Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century double sided Geometric Swedish gray, yellow flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'0" × 7'5" (152 × 226 cm). The power of Scandinavian design is to a large extend based upon ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Light Green Swedish Flat-Woven Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Light Green Swedish flat-woven rug Size: 6'7" × 11'4" (200 × 345 cm) This vintage Swedish flat-weave has an elegant open light green field framed by narrow beige b...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Geometric Swedish Tapestry Weave by Marta Mass-Fjetterström
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century geometric Swedish tapestry weave by Marta Mass Fjetterstrom Size: 5'1" x 7'5" (154 x 226 cm) The mid-20th century Scandinavian approach to the art of rug making ha...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Brown, Beige Rug by Ingegerd Silow with Signature 'IS'
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century brown, beige Swedish rug by Ingegerd Silow. Woven signature to edge 'IS' Size: 5'6" × 7'7" (167 × 231 cm) Ingegerd Silow was not only a talented artist, but also a...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Brown, Yellow Flat-Weave Rug Signed by Ingegerd Silow
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish brown, yellow flat-weave rug signed by Ingegerd Silow. Size: 5'5" × 7'8" (165 × 233 cm) Ingegerd Silow is considered to be one of the most influential figu...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Carmine, Red, Ivory Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish carmine, red, ivory flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'3" × 7'7" (160 × 231 cm) Simple yet elegant, this vintage Swedish flat-weave fully exhibits the potential o...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Double Sided Swedish Red Flat-Weave Rug Signed with Initials BH
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century double sided Swedish red flat-weave rug signed with initials BH Size: 4'2" × 6'3" (127 × 190 cm) This lovely vintage Swedish shag rug is a paragon of the world-ren...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Geomatric Green, Yellow Swedish Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century geomatric green, yellow Swedish flat-weave rug Size: 5'4" x 8'2" (162 x 248 cm) This vintage Scandinavian rug type crossword is the embodiment of these ideals and ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Brown, Gray, Green, Yellow Flat-Weave Rug Signed 'W'
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish brown, gray, green, yellow flat-weave wool rug signed 'W' Size: 5'7" × 7'10" (170 × 238 cm) Popularity of Swedish rugs seems to match that of Classic Persi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Floral Swedish Beige, Brown-Orange, Green Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century floral Swedish beige, brown-orange, green flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'8" × 7'8" (172 × 233 cm) The beauty of this vintage Scandinavian area rug lies not only in it...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Yellow Brown Swedish Flat-Weave Rug by Birgitta Solderkvist
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century yellow brown Swedish flat-weave rug by Birgitta Solderkvist Size: 4'4" × 6'6" (132 × 198 cm) This vintage Swedish flat-weave by Brigitta Solderkvist constitutes th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Beige, Blue, Green, Red and Gray Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish beige, blue, green, red and gray flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'5" x 7'6" (165 x 228 cm) This circa 1930 vintage Swedish flat-weave rug features an all-over d...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Blue, Gray Swedish Rug by Ingegert Silow Woven I.S
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue, gray Swedish rug by Ingegert Silow Woven I.S. Size: 4'4" × 6'9" (132 × 205 cm) Inspired by traditional Northern European crafts and culture, vintage Scandina...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Double Woven Pile Rug in Shades of Red and Orange
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish double woven pile rug in shades of red and orange Size: 6'10" × 10'5" (208 × 317 cm) A Swedish double woven pile rug with multiple shades of red and orange...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Reversible Geometric Mustard Yellow, Gray, Ivory Swedish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Reversible Geometric mustard yellow, gray, ivory Swedish rug Size: 5'3" × 7'10" (160 × 238 cm) This vintage Swedish rug is a paragon of Scandinavian craftsmanship....
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Double Sided Mustard Yellow Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century double sided mustard yellow Swedish flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'4" × 7'10" (162 × 238 cm) This lovely vintage flat-weave is equally beautiful and practical in a ge...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Natural Motifs Orange, Brown, Ivory Beige Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage natural motifs orange, brown, ivory beige Swedish flat-weave wool rug Size: 5'2" × 8'2" (157 × 248 cm) With only four ivory stripes cutting across the open light brown fiel...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Reversible Geometric Brown, Ivory Scandinavian Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Reversible Geometric brown, ivory Scandinavian flat-weave rug Size: 4'4" × 6'7" (132 × 200 cm) This vintage Swedish rug was woven circa 1930, but has a bit of mode...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

5.3x8.6 Ft Vintage Turkish Handmade Romantic Floral Rug in Pink and Beige
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage area rug was hand-knotted in Turkey in the 1960s with low wool pile on cotton foundation. It has an all-over romantic floral design against a beige background and solid ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

1950s/1960s Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Textile Artist Ida Rydelius
Located in London, GB
A 1950/60s Swedish flat weave rug initialled with the insignia IR Ida Rydelius. IDA was a well-known textile artist recognised for her unusual and fabulous designs. The rug featur...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid Century 1960s Swedish Flat Weave Yellow and Blue Flecked Wool Rug
Located in London, GB
A mid century 1960s Swedish flat weave rug. The stylish flat weave has an ecru background with yellow flecks. The border of the rug is blue and yellow flecked. All these colours are ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

5.2x9 Ft Vintage Distressed Handmade Floral Turkish Area Rug in Beige
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage handmade distressed Turkish area rug with a dainty floral design in beige, brown and touches of emerald green in places. The rug has distressed low wool pile on cotton foun...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton

Beige Ivory Purple Rust Hand Knotted Silk Transitional Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Silk, Wool

Navy Midnight Blue Over-Dye Contemporary Natural Silk Hand-knotted Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Beige Ivory Purple Rust Hand Knotted Silk Transitional Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Cranberry Pink Mid-Century Modern Hand-Knotted Sustainable Silk Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk Collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Eco-Friendly Transitional Ikat Silk Beige Purple and Gold Mustard Rug in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Rumi collection master weavers artfully re-spin and hand-knot the finest remnants of sustainable sari-silk to create the breakthrough Rumi Silk collection. These remarkable patte...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

Large Zebra Stencil Printed Genuine Large European Cowhide Rug Ink on Caramel
Located in Bronxville, NY
Zebra Stencil Printed (Ink on Caramel) Cow Hide: All of our Hair Cow Hides are full hides and measure approximately 7'w x 8'l. They are of the highest quality from the French regi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Animal Skin, Hide, Hide, Zebra Hide

Mid-20th Century Geometric European Rug in Neutral Colors
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century geometric European rug in neutral colors Size: 7'0" × 10'4" (213 × 314 cm) This Art Deco style rug features a bold all-over design of geometric and linear abstract...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Viennese Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug in Shades of Red
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th Century Viennese Art Deco handmade wool rug in shades of red Size: 8'2" × 11'2" (248 × 340 cm) This vintage rug was created circa 1940 in Vienna. This is how Art Deco styl...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Persian Hamadan Mid-Century Hand-Woven Rug
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous hand-woven Persian Hamadan rug Mid-20th century Measures: 58" W x 120" L Very good original vintage condition. Rug shows beautifully.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Persian Mazandaran Handwoven Flatweave Rug in Black and White Stripe
Located in New York, NY
Made of finest Persian hand-spun wool, our Mazandaran collection highlights the Minimalist sophistication that existed long before the modern era. The collection was inspired by the ...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Tulu Carpet Influenced by 20th Century American Rag Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Colorful large size vintage Turkish carpet handmade woven with wool used in 20th century Turkish Tulu shag rugs. Measures: 10' x 14'7''.
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Early 2000s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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

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

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

Vintage Turkish Black and Yellow Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
A midcentury handmade Turkish deco rug in black and yellow. Measures: 7'1'' x 10'2''.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mint Green Vintage Turkish Anatolian Deco Checkerboard Rug
Located in New York, NY
A fun-loving one-of-a-kind handmade Turkish Anatolian rug with an all-over checkerboard motif. One of our personal favorites in our Turkish Anatolian collection. Measures: 5'7'' x...
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1940s Turkish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Decorative Handmade Carpet Needlepoint Rug Traditional Beige Tapestry Rug
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This highly decorative needlepoint rug was woven by hand in the early 21st century. The design has been intricately woven with sophistication. Featuring a bold central medallion that...
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2010s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Mid-Century Checkerboard Turkish Deco Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Turkish deco rug. Measures: 19'' x 19''.
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Cotton, Wool

Very Rare Geometric Original Carpet Designed by Antonin Kybal, 1940s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Publicated in books and magazines - around 1940s - Czechoslovakia. - original condition with signs of use, few stains - otherwise very well preserved.
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1940s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool