Scandinavian Rugs

The traditional Scandinavian rug is the rya, made from hand-knotted wool. Dating from the fifteenth century, the first antique ryas were coarse, long-piled heavy coverlets used by fishermen instead of furs. By the eighteenth century ryas were generally part of a woman's trousseau and proudly displayed as important status symbols within the home. By the nineteenth century, Swedish ryas were usurped by the arrival of quilted coverlets from continental Europe and from then on were woven as purely ornamental elements.

Although the designs of antique and vintage Scandinavian rugs were originally inspired by imported textiles, they gradually developed into an innately northern expression. Simple geometric patterns and vignettes from everyday life such as bouquets of flowers, a child's sampler or a pet dog were incorporated into flat woven tapestries or Swedish pile rugs and carpets, adding charm and immediacy to this folk art. A fresh and appealing aesthetic was sustained during the first half of the twentieth century by the weavings of the celebrated Swedish carpet designer Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom and her circle. The simplicity and purity of design in vintage Scandinavian rugs gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability. Furthermore, Swedish rugs of the early and mid 20th century are immensely sought after due to their incredible artistic merits and superior craftsmanship. For Swedish rug designer in the early 20th century, the production of rugs and textiles was elevated to an art form, which had great international appeal.

Results 1 - 25 of 187
StartPrev12345678NextEnd
Page 1 of 8

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom BB5863

Size: 6'3" x 5' Circa:1940
An early 20th century Swedish flat weave rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstro

Item No: BB5863
$13,000

A Swedish half pile rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom BB5865

Size: 3'6" x 3'6" Circa:1940
an early 20th century Swedish half pile rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom

Item No: BB5865
$5,000

A Swedish half pile rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom BB5864

Size: 4' x 4' Circa:1940
An early 20th century Swedish half pile rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom

Item No: BB5864
$5,000

A Swedish Flatweave Rug BB5883

Size: 8' x 5'5" Circa:1940
An early 20th century vintage flat weave Swedish rug.

Item No: BB5883
$10,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5909

Size:7'2" x 5'6" Circa:1940
An early 20th century flat weave Swedish rug.

Item No: BB5909
Comatose states and in individuals known gabapentin 500 mg to.
Call for price

A Swedish Flatweave Rug signed by (AGA) BB5910

Size: 8'4" x 5'4" Circa:1940
An early 20th century Swedish flat weave rug signed (AGA).

Item No: BB5910
Call for price

A Swedish Flatweave Rug signed by (SW) BB5908

Size: 9'10" x 6'3" Circa:1935
An early 20th century Swedish flat weave rug.

Item No: BB5908
Call for price

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug signed (GG) BB5906

Size: 10' x 6'10" Circa:1930
An early 20th century Swedish vintage rug signed (GG).

Item No: BB5906
Call for price

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5905

Size:8'3" x 5'8" Circa:1940
An early 20th century Swedish flat weave rug.

Item No: BB5905
Call for price

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5854

Size: 7' x 4'3" Circa:1940
A late 20th century vintage Swedish rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom.

Item No: BB5854
$15,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5455

Size: 8'7'' × 5'7'' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5455
$30,000

A Swedish Rug Signed by (ABJ) BB5811

Size: 7' x 5'3" Circa: 1940
A late 20th century Swedish rug signed by (ABJ).

Item No: BB5811
$12,000

A Swedish Pile Rug "Algo" by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5385

Size: 10'1'' × 7' Circa: 1933

Item No: BB5385
$35,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Svensk Hemslojd BB5820

Size:6'3" x 5'2" Circa:1940
A Late 19th century Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed SH (Svensk Hemslojd).

Item No: BB5820
$15,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed by Svensk Hemslojd (SH) BB5800

Size: 9'8" x 6'10" Circa:1940
A Late 19th century Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed SH (Svensk Hemslojd).

Item No: BB5800
$25,000

A Swedish Pile Rug 5855

Size: 8' x 4'8" Circa:1940
A late 20th century Swedish pile rug .

Item No: BB5855
$20,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Sigvard Bernadette BB5823

Size:9'8" X 6'3" Circa:1930
An early 20th century Swedsih flat weave rug sign by Sigvard Bernadette.

Item No: BB5823
$25,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5825

Size: 9' x 6' Circa: 1935
An early 20th century Swedish flat weave rug.

Item No: BB5825
$20,000

A Swedish flat woven Rug by Tora Hokansson BB4706

Size: 15' × 10'9'' Circa: 1900
Art Deco flat woven carpet designed by Tora Håkansson, woven in three widths and sewn together ..

Item No: BB4706
$80,000

A Swedish Flat Woven (Sverige R�lakan) rug

Size: 8'4'' × 5'4'' Circa: 1950
One of the more vibrant Swedish (Sverige) flat weaves in our collection, the present rug features a gray overall frame ...
@ABC

Item No: BB4832
$16,000

A Swedish Half Pile Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5101

Size: 10' × 7' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5101
$32,000

Swedish Flat Weave by Ingrid Dessau BB5694

Size: 12'2'' × 8'10''

Item No: BB5694
$60,000

A Swedish Rug BB4975

Size: 17'8'' × 10'6'' Circa: 1940
A Swedish Flat Weave Rug Designed by Sofia Widen with a play on overlapping diamond motifs that create a modern geometric design ...

Item No: BB4975
$60,000

A Swedish Pile Rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom BB3450

Size: 16'3'' × 8' Circa: 1940
"Tree in Flower" pile rug designed by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, inspired by an antique Bakshaish rug from...

Item No: BB3450
$55,000

A Swedish Pile Rug Helge Hamnert, Hogsby BB5395

Size: 10'4'' × 7' Circa: 1950

Item No: BB5395
$30,000
StartPrev12345678NextEnd
Page 1 of 8
Follow us on Facebook!Google+LinkedInPinterestInstagramTwitterWordPressYouTubeRemodeling and Home Design