Beautiful collection of Vintage Rugs from the 1920's - 1970's
Vintage Rugs - 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:
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
This small square piece is brilliantly representative of trends in mid-century Scandinavian rugs - especially those designed by the inimitable Marta Maas Fjetterstrom.
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.
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.
This delightful patchwork collage depicts a beautiful assemblage of distinctive variegated patterns and striped knits crafted by the legendary Missoni design house.
This brilliant example of Colombian needlework features a whimsical scene with colorful animals, people, plants and buildings set over a chic jewel-tone background.
Eccentric bands of color seem to appear at random in this Moroccan carpet, but the effect is delightful, and reminiscent of mid-century painting.
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.
This striking mid-century art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous renditions of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
A fantastic depiction of a Warhol classic, this vintage carpet is a very special composition.
This gorgeous piece from Qashqai features an intimidating, armed Persian lion against a blood red field, creating an impression of authority and tradition.
In this delightful carpet, one of Warhol's most recognizable depictions of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe is set against a field of red in a delightful pop art style of high contrast.
Ovular medallions rendered in a combination of modern colors create an abstract allover pattern that adorns the richly textural field of this vintage Moroccan rug.
This exciting and decidedly modern composition is drawn in the style of the great Catalan artist Joan Miro, one of the great 20th century Surrealists.
This intriguing Peruvian arpillera depicts the working class women of Lima, Peru going about their daily chores.
This graphic vintage Swedish Kilim displays a superb variety of geometric motifs and Nordic patterns that have a rustic tribal appearance with a mid-century flair.
Though a vintage carpet from the mid-twentieth century, this charming circular rug showcases some quintessentially Chinese design elements that are centuries old.
Woven from sisal fibers, this chic vintage mid-century Moroccan rug has a stunning neutral facade with charming variegated textures and striated color variations.
Crafted in Sweden, this decorative Scandinavian rug features a spectacular Gobelins-style tapestry composition that depicts a lively European market scene.
Designed by the king of abstract modern art, this vintage Picasso art carpet displays a fabulous expressionist portrait with bold brush strokes and dazzling colors.
Modeled after a famous Picasso linocut, this vintage mid-century art carpet captures the playful, provocative style of Picasso's work in a luxurious textile medium.
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