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Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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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Colourful 1970s German Artist's Wall Rug by Ewald Kröner for Schloss Hackhausen
Located in Berlin, DE
This gorgeous wall rug was designed in the 1970s by artist Ewald Kröner and manufactured by his own Label Schloss Hackhausen in Germany. Rectangular wall rug with eight long tassels ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Huge Hand Woven Wool Wall Tapestry in Chocolate/Charcoal Tone
Located in East Hampton, NY
This amazing large wool tapestry with chunky knots and weavings hanging on a custom gilt wood rod is nearly 9 feet long and nearly 6 feet wide. What an important hand made wall art w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Blue and White OpArt Danish Rya Rug by Hojer Eksport Wilton
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage rectangular Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Woman Playing the Lute Tapestry in Frame
Located in New York, NY
Vintage (20th Century) tapestry featuring a woman playing a lute, alongside an open book and flowers, set in a wooden, bronze-finished frame carved with acanthus leaf designs.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Marta Maas-Fjetterström Framed Handwoven Wall Tapestry
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A beautiful handwoven textile in tapestry technique by Marta Maas-Fjetterström. Framed in dark stained oak and double glass (sandwich) so that the wall color shows next to the tap...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful mounted vintage Swedish wool textile with a bold large-scale golden sunburst in the center with brown and gold stripes at the ends. The textile is hand woven of two panel...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Victor Vasarely Modernist Tapestry, circa 1950s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful Modernist wool tapestry, after the Camocyn series of paintings that Victor Vasarely executed in the late 1940s - early 1950s. It measures an impressive 6 feet wide x 4 feet ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Upholstery

Gaspard de Wit Eclat de Soleil, Sunshine, Hand-Woven Wool Tapestry Belgium 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gaspard de Wit Eclat de Soleil, sunshine, hand-woven wool tapestry Belgium 1950s. Gaspard de Wit (1892–1971), 81¼ W × 35¼ L in (206 × 90 cm), Woven signature to lower center ‘G De...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wool

Vintage French Needlepoint Tapestry Wall Hanging Manner of Jean Lurcat
Located in Arles, FR
A beautiful vintage French tapestry or wall hanging in the manner of Jean Lurcat, circa 1950. This tapestry is a wonderful statement piece for any modern, contemporary or midcent...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Brazilian Embroidered Abstract Red Tapestry by Genaro de Carvalho, 1960s
By Genaro de Carvalho
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful red Brazilian embroidered petit point 1960s tapestry by Genaro de Carvalho with an abstract garden scene. Only one owner, purchased directly from Genaro's studio in Bahia i...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Belgian Figural Tapestry
Located in Antwerp, BE
Finely worked in colored woolens and depicting hunters and two lovers, signed: 'J.V.D.VELDE' Date; c. 1950-70's A charming tapestry in very good condition and representative o...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Alice Kagawa Parrott Striped Wall Hanging
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Handsome woven textile wall hanging in wool by New Mexico fiber artist Alice Kagawa Parrott in orange, brown and grey tones.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Unique Abstract Tapestry Runner Handwoven by Daniel de Linière
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-century unique abstract tapestry runner handwoven by the artist Daniel de Linière, born in France 1925). This work is entitled "Orange Sauvé" Made in France 1960/1970.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Large Tapestry Wall Hanging Portugal Galeria Sesimbra, 1955
Located in Studio City, CA
A very beautiful and quite engaging large tapestry or wall hanging by Portuguese artist Abel Bravo da Mata for Galeria Sesimbra in Lisbon, Portugal. This work of an old city landscap...
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1950s Portuguese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Macrame Wall Rug by Desso, the Netherlands, 1970's
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This fantastic wall rug was made in the 1970's by Desso, a prominent manufacturer of fine carpets in the Netherlands. It is made of polyacryl and exists out of a high quality weaving...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Acrylic

20th Century Wall Abstract Black and Red Wool Tapestry by Sautour-Gaillard
By Jean-René Sautour-Gaillard
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Jean-René Sautour-Gaillard Unique piece 1/1 realised circa 1960 by famous Aubusson studio Name "En son rêve replié" Elegant and design 20th century wall decorative wool tape...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry

Celestin Kabuya Grand Wall Tapestry
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Celestin Kabuya manufactured by Gaspard de Wit, wall tapestry, fabric, Belgium, 1960s. Grand wall tapestry designed by Celestin Kabuya and manufactured by Gaspard de Wit for the F...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Don Freedman Fabulous Mid-Century Modern Tree of Life Tapestry Wall Hanging 1978
Located in Studio City, CA
Really a spectacular work by American artist/weaver Don Freedman. So very, 1970s. Signed with his attachment on the front. Dated 1978 on verso. Relatively hard to find work. Wo...
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1970s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton, Jute, Wool

Evelyn Ackerman ERA Signed Mid-Century Modern Woven Floral Tapestry Wall Hanging
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic work by famed Mid-Century Modern designer Evelyn Ackerman. Bright and intensely colorful with an elegant design. Evelyn, along with her husband Jerome, began her care...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Nylon

Grau Garriga Limited Edition Tapestry, 1975
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Limited edition tapestry by the Spanish textile artist Grau Garriga, circa 1975. Artwork number 290/500. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preservi...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Laura Contemporary Tapestry, 2017
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary tapestry by Laura, 2017. We offer free worldwide shipping for this piece.  
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

'Oblique Ombre' Textile Art Work by Fiber Artist Jane Knight, 1970s
Located in Dallas, TX
'Oblique Ombre' textile installation by Fiber artist Jane Knight. Comprised of 31 elements and signed with a copper metal plaque. Jane Knight (1928-2013) was born in Grosse Pointe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute

Superb Picart Le Doux Aubusson Wool Tapestry, 1961
Located in New York, NY
Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982) Exceptional large woven wool Aubusson tapestry by Picart Le Doux with central armillary sphere motif, flanked by symbols of the sciences, perfect for ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Aubusson Tapestry
By Joseph James Akston
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Aubusson Tapestry designed by Joseph James Akston (1898-1983). Hand-woven in Aubusson, France ca. 1970. The tapestry depicts an abstract study of circles in varyin...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Wall Tapestry by Alain Cornic, Owl, Aubusson, 1950s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Wall tapestry by Alain Cornic at Aubusson, France, 1950s. Named "Owl". Wool. Limited edition of 200, number 17 (see photo). Hand printed by Robert Four at Aubusson. Signed. Measureme...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Hand-Woven Craftsman Wall Artwork
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven; Wall piece; Artwork; Mid-Century Modern; Tapestries; Contemporary Art; Craftsman This Hand-woven wall piece is a true conversation piece. The depth is created by layering d...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Hand-Woven Craftsman Wall Artwork
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven; Wall piece; Artwork; Mid-Century Modern; Tapestries; Contemporary Art; Craftsman This Hand-woven wall piece is a true conversation piece. The depth is created by layering d...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Hadwiga Steckler Fiber Wall Art Tapestry Weaving, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful piece of hand woven, abstract fiber wall art, by Hadwiga Steckler, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 68" W x 41" H.    
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Natural Fiber

Mid-Century Abstract Design Handmade Wool Tapestry Designed by Ivana Staňková
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of special technique Art Protis - good, original condition.
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1980s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry, Anonymous, Denmark, 1950's
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hand sewn silk. Measures: L: 200 cm/ 6' 6 3/4" H: 65 cm/ 25 1/2".
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Silk

Southwest Art Vintage Wall Hanging Handwoven Tapestry in Cream Red Black, 1970s
Located in National City, CA
Wall art southwest tapestry rug vintage blanket in red and black on a cream background Dimensions: 42D x 68W x 1H inches Preowned original unrestored vintage condition. See our im...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Michel Seuphor "Les Jeux Sur L'Axe" Tapestry
By Michel Seuphor
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Seuphor, Les Jeux Sur L'Axe, tapesty, Belgium, 1992. Two tapestries made by Belgian artist Michel Seuphor. The edition counts only 45 copies, individually numbered and sig...
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1990s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Wonderful Green Tapestry on White Background by Ewald Kröner
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Ewald Kro¨ner is considered to be the German reference artist for tufted art tapestries and carpets. For several decades since the 1960s he has promoted artistic tapestries. Kro¨ner ...
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1980s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Jacquard Wall Tapestry
Located in Bochum, NRW
Large size, vivid color Jacquard wall tapestry, depicting a couple, doves, cats and a tree, signed monogram lower left. Orange and dark brown. Scandinavian, 1960s. Dimensions: 125 x...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-century unique abstract tapestry handwoven by the artist Daniel de Liniere
Located in Antwerp, BE
Title: La paix des ombres or the peace of the shadows. A beautiful and unique Mid-Century abstract tapestry handwoven by the artist Daniel de Liniere, born in France 1925.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Rare Don Freedman Woven Textile Art Wall Hanging Tapestry Female Nude
Located in West Hartford, CT
1970s original textile wall hanging tapestry of a back view of a female nude with long braided blonde hair. By Don Freedman. All original tags present.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile

7' x 10' Wall Hanging Textile by Elliott Levine for Donghia, 1982
Located in Austin, TX
Hand painted wall hanging on heavy fabric/canvas, professionally lined. Slightly metallic gold painted border with rectangular grid in gold, orange, red, terra cotta and green. Desig...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Paint, Fabric

Signed ALAIN CORNIC Wool Tapestry Named BOUQUET by D' AUBUSSON, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Signed Alain CORNIC tapestry titled BOUQUET and manufactures by d' AUBUSSON. Exemplar # 53 / 500 Robert FOUR. Editor in PARIS, France, C.1950's. Composition # 6167 Original signatu...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Handwoven Wool Rug/Tapestry after Escher
By M.C. Escher
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful handwoven wall hanging tapestry in wool after Dutch artist Escher, probably South America Peruvian, circa the 1970s in excellent condition a beautiful piece of art.
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20th Century Peruvian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Colorful Wall Tapestry "Lumière marine" by Robert Debiève
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The design of the 'Lumiere marine" - sea light - was printed on this tapestry by the Parisian house of Corot, Editeur sur e´toffes, 65-67 Champs-Elyse´es, Paris. The certificate of...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

M. Domanska Wall Tapestry, Kilim, Hand Woven Rug, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage tapestry / rug. Hand woven colorful design of two knights on horseback. Bright shades of orange, yellow and green on a natural color background. Dimensions: 120W x 75H x .25D...
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Stunning Arlequins Gaming Room Wool Tapestry, France, 1946
Located in New York, NY
"Les Arlequins." Wool tapestry by Laforet. France 1946 A playful composition of three harlequin figures at cards, with richly colored and complex geometric patterns and motifs. Woven...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Hand Hooked Abstract Rug Wall Hanging Textile, Circa 1960s
Located in Peabody, MA
A craft made hand hooked rug wall hanging in an abstract bird’s wing pattern, circa 1960s.  
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton, Bamboo

Mid-Century Modernist Picasso Cubist Style Wall Hanging Tapestry Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modernist Picasso Cubist style wall hanging tapestry art.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Modernist Abstract Ecuadorian Tapestry / Wall Hanging Designed by Olga Fisch
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Modernist Abstract Ecuadorian Tapestry / wall hanging designed by Olga Fisch.... Of Hungarian origin, Olga Fisch (1901-1991) emigrated in 1933, first to Morocco and in 1939...
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1960s Ecuadorean Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Large Graphic Art Tapestry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand hooked with colorful and wonderful graphics estate of Maurice and Claire Segal, (long-time entertainment public relations, advertising and arts executives as well as patrons of ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

20th Century Modernist Wool Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Fine hand made wool carpet. From the Estate of art dealer Virginia M. Zabriskie. Carpet is signed C.T. in the upper left corner.  
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Jean Lurçat Tapestry, circa 1950, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Jean Lurçat Tapestry. Aubusson Tapestry, made in the Suzanne Goubely studio. Tapestry of knit wool decorated with foliage and a medallion with a man's profile. Provenance: Persona...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Verner Panton Kurve Textile in Blue. Size: 3 ft 11 in x 9 ft 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton textile, Denmark, mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 11 in x 9 ft 2 in (1.19 m x 2.79 m)
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Vintage Verner Panton Quadrat Textile in Green. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton Textile, Denmark, 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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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Mid-Century Modern Tapestry by Jean Picart le Doux, 'Hommage a Paul Eluard'
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning tapestry by the well-known tapestry maker Jean Picart le Doux. It is signed on the bottom right hand side. The tapestry is named 'Homage a Paul Eluard 'on the labe...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Framed tapestry by Jean Lurcat , France.
Located in London, GB
Framed Jean Lurcat tapestry in black wooden frame. Titled 'La Pluie et Le Beau Temps. France circa 1950s.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Linen

1980's Retro Rug Wall or Tapestry by Designer Rugs of Australia, Space Fantasy
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer rugs of Australia, circa 1980s wool wall tapestry, hanging or rug, titled Space Fantasy and signed R.T on front. Raised plush rainbow spectrum and two black & white planets ...
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1980s Australian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Tapestry: “Horses in Gale” by Ana Piksiades. Size: 4' 8" x 6' 10"
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rug, "Horses in Gale," by Ana Piksiades, Southeastern Europe, circa Mid-Twentieth Century. Size: 4 ft 8 in x 6 ft 10 in (1.42 m x 2.08 m)
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20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Nice Mid Century Modernist French Hand Printed Tapestry
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful hand printed French tapestry with nice 1960’s design by an artist from 20th century, with signature, and beautiful light colors with yellow field, entirely hand printed on ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Boho Chic Earth Tone Natural Wool Wall Hanging
Located in East Hampton, NY
Reminiscent of Jane Knight's wall art in the 1960s, this is made from 100% natural died wools. This oversized wall hanging with earth tones (browns, creams, greens and yellows) is al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry or Carpet by Luigi Colani
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage tapestry/ carpet by Luigi Colani, Nepal, 1985 This vintage pure wool cream and vibrant black low pile carpet is best suited for use as a wall hanging tapestry In the pile ...
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1980s Nepalese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Wall Hanging Tapestry "The Bird And Its Nest" by Andre Minaux, Paris, Ca. 1965
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Wall hanging tapestry by Andre Minaux, Paris, France, ca. 1965. "L'oiseau et son nid" that means "The bird and its nest". Limited edition of 200, number 74. Silkscreen on linen, cott...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton