A beautiful vintage rug, titled "Beaming Flower", woven by the perennially popular rug-makers of Sweden at the height of the Scandinavian Modernist movement, in the mid 20th Century. It was woven in the famed workshop of Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom. The composition, even though symmetrical, is of a particular vivacity due toa multitude of sharp black & white lines irradiating from the center and intensifying towards the border of the carpet. The chromatic scheme incorporates earthy tones of brown and green, aside from the black & white accents. In Sweden, carpets and rugs have been hand-knotted in wool for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the craft was seen as being an important artistic and cultural practice throughout Sweden, and designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century, endorsed by such fixtures of modernism as Le Corbusier, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, remain among the most desirable and sought after in the rug world.