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A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5460

Size: 8'1'' × 5'4'' Circa: 1940

$15,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5459

Size: 6'3'' × 6'1'' Circa: 1940

$15,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Ulla Parkdahj BB5458

Size: 9'2'' × 7'3'' Circa: 1940

$18,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5457

Size: 7'7'' × 4'10'' Circa: 1940

$20,000

A Swedish Pile Rug BB5456

Size: 7'3'' × 4'4'' Circa: 1950

$10,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5455

Size: 8'7'' × 5'7'' Circa: 1940

$30,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug BB5454

Size: 8'3'' × 5'7'' Circa: 1940

$15,000

A Swedish Rug by Judith Johansson BB5453

Size: 16'6'' × 9'6'' Circa: 1940

$80,000

A Swedish Rug BB5417

Size: 9'1'' × 5'10'' Circa: 1940

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$11,000

A Swedish Pile Rug Helge Hamnert, Hogsby BB5395

Size: 10'4'' × 7' Circa: 1950

$30,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed VB BB5394

Size: 7'9'' × 5'3'' Circa: 1950

$14,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5393

Size: 2'7'' × 2'7'' Circa: 1940

$4,000

A Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed KH BB5389

Size: 12'9'' × 7'3'' Circa: 1940

$30,000

A Swedish Rug BB5363

Size: 9'10'' × 6'4'' Circa: 1940

$35,000

A Swedish Rug by K.P. BB5354

Size: 9'3'' × 6'4'' Circa: 1940

$10,000

A Swedish Rug by K.P. BB5353

Size: 7'4'' × 5'5'' Circa: 1940

$13,000

A Swedish Rug BB5341

Size: 8'4'' × 6'7'' Circa: 1940

$10,000

A Swedish Rug BB5339

Size: 8'7'' × 6'7'' Circa: 1940

$10,000

A Swedish by Maj Svanstrom (MS KH ) BB5338

Size: 11'8'' × 8'10'' Circa: 1940

$35,000

A Swedish Rug by MMF BB5336

Size: 10' × 7' Circa: 1940

$40,000

A Swedish Runner BB5332

Size: 11' × 3'9'' Circa: 1950

$8,000

A Swedish Rug BB5331

Size: 9'2'' × 6'3'' Circa: 1940

$10,000

A Swedish Rug BB5330

Size: 9'5'' × 6'2'' Circa: 1940

$10,000

A Swedish Rug BB5328

Size: 8'10'' × 3'10'' Circa: 1940

$5,000

A Swedish Rug by Ingrid Desau BB5323

Size: 7'4'' × 5'3'' Circa: 1940

$20,000

A Swedish Runner BB5322

Size: 11' × 3'9'' Circa: 1940

$8,000

A Swedish Rug by I.S. BB5321

Size: 6'9'' × 4'4'' Circa: 1940

$8,000

A Swedish Rug BB5320

Size: 6'5'' × 4'7'' Circa: 1940

$8,000

A Swedish Rug by A.J. BB5319

Size: 9'5'' × 6'8'' Circa: 1940

$15,000

A Swedish Flatweave Rug BB5315

Size: 16'8'' × 9'4'' Circa: 1940

$40,000

A Swedish Pile Rya Rug by Ingrid Hollman Knafve BB5307

Size: 7'3'' × 5' Circa: 1950

$12,000

A Swedish Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5304

Size: 9'4'' × 6'8'' Circa: 1940

$20,000

A Swedish Rug by Lans Hemslojd Irma Kronlund BB5302

Size: 11'3'' × 6'8'' Circa: 1940

$35,000

A Swedish Rug BB5301

Size: 9'4'' × 6'4'' Circa: 1940

$15,000

A Swedish Rug BB5300

Size: 8' × 5'8'' Circa: 1940

$22,000

A Swedish Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5297

Size: 7'10'' × 6'4'' Circa: 1940
A Swedish Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom

$20,000

A Swedish Tapestry by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5292

Size: 8'2'' × 4'10'' Circa: 1940

$20,000

A Swedish Pile Rug by Ingrid Dessau BB5291

Size: 8'10'' × 5'2'' Circa: 1950

$10,000

A Swedish Pile Rya Rug BB5290

Size: 6'6'' × 4'8'' Circa: 1950

$10,000

A Swedish Pile Rug by MMF BB5289

Size: 7'8'' × 8' Circa: 1950

$40,000

A Swedish Pile Rug BB5279

Size: 15'4'' × 9'10'' Circa: 1950

$50,000
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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-Fjetterstom 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 sougth 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.