Vintage Rugs and Carpets

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Vintage Rugs and Carpet Collection from the 1920's - 1970's

Vintage Rugs and Carpets - The term "vintage rugs" is used to describe the rugs and / or carpets that were produced during the mid-20th century and through the 1970's (for the most part).

The vintage rugs showcase what the 20th century was largely defined by experimentation and innovation in the arts, industries, the sciences and popular culture. Typically, mid-century vintage rugs were produced between the 1920's and 1970's explore the boundaries and pushes the limits of textural and visual style to create rug designs that provide a strong sensory experience.

The diversity seen in the production of vintage rugs may be one of the secrets behind their renewed popularity. These marvelous carpets feature formal geometric motifs, whimsical folk-art influences and colorful Deco inspired designs that are truly abstract. Whether collectors and designers are seeking a luxurious long-pile Rya or charming flat-woven vintage Scandinavian rugs, the most versatile and colorful carpets that are vintage, make superb statement pieces. In the 21st century, the world has a renewed interest in the vintage rugs that thrilled modern design aficionados years ago.

Here is a selection of vintage rugs based on the country of origin:

Moroccan Rugs

Vintage Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan Rugs

Scandinavian Rugs

Vintage Scandinavian Rugs

Scandinavian Rugs

Swedish Rugs

Vintage Swedish Rugs

Swedish Rugs

Art Deco Rugs

Vintage Art Deco Rugs

Art Deco Rugs

The vintage rug and carpet productions that followed the art Deco period was increasingly experimental and avant-garde. In Europe, the works of mid century modern artists were celebrated in phenomenal vintage rugs that were woven in France and Europe's oldest weaving centers. Like any Renaissance, this transitional period welcomed innovators and ushered in outstanding artistic personalities. These innovators of classical modernism influenced the trends that supported the popularity of vintage carpets during the mid 20th century. The functional, luxurious carpets of the past were replaced by modern fresh new statement pieces that were elevated from their standard purpose as decorative floor coverings and were featured and celebrated as works of art.

Below you can scroll through our current collection of vintage rugs:

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457 Rugs Found in Vintage Rugs

Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Marta Maas 47555

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 3 in x 1 ft 3 in
          (0.38 m x 0.38 m)

Sale:

  • $750.00
This small square piece is brilliantly representative of trends in mid-century Scandinavian rugs - especially those designed by the inimitable Marta Maas Fjetterstrom.

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 6 in
          (0.41 m x 0.46 m)

Sale:

  • $750.00
This small flat-woven Scandinavian kilim is a product of the legendary Marta Maas Fjetterstrom atelier. Its pallet and overall design are typical of the period and emblematic of the designer.

Persian Esfahan Rug 46053

Style: Isfahan / Esfahan Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 7 in x 1 ft 9 in
          (0.48 m x 0.53 m)
For novelty or serious sport, this delightful vintage Persian rug from Esfahan is the ultimate luxury game board designed for enjoying the king of strategy games.

Vintage Missoni Textile 46674

Style: Textiles
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft x 2 ft
          (0.61 m x 0.61 m)
This delightful patchwork collage depicts a beautiful assemblage of distinctive variegated patterns and striped knits crafted by the legendary Missoni design house.

Small Square Vintage Moroccan Rug 47961

Style: Moroccan Rug
Origin: Moroccan Rugs
Size: 2 ft x 2 ft 3 in
          (0.61 m x 0.69 m)
Eccentric bands of color seem to appear at random in this Moroccan carpet, but the effect is delightful, and reminiscent of mid-century painting.

Vintage Colombian Embroidery 46453

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Colombian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 1 in x 2 ft 3 in
          (0.63 m x 0.69 m)
This brilliant example of Colombian needlework features a whimsical scene with colorful animals, people, plants and buildings set over a chic jewel-tone background.

Vintage Cotton Italian Dinner Textile by Josef Frank 48206

Style: Textiles
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 1 in x 2 ft 5 in
          (1.24 m x 0.74 m)
An exciting work, this piece features the sort of design that makes Italian dinner textiles so unique: a fun and boisterous depiction of traditional Italian ingredients in their natural habitat.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Rug 48012

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.81 m x 0.86 m)
This striking mid-century art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous renditions of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Vintage Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Rug 47694

Style: Textile Art
Origin: American Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.81 m x 0.86 m)

Sale:

  • $3,600.00
A fantastic depiction of a Warhol classic, this vintage carpet is a very special composition.

Vintage Persian Qashqai Lion Rug 47557

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 3 ft
          (1.52 m x 0.91 m)

Sale:

  • $4,600.00
This gorgeous piece from Qashqai features an intimidating, armed Persian lion against a blood red field, creating an impression of authority and tradition.

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