Description:
This circa-1930 vintage Swedish flat-weave rug features an all-over design of geometric patterns in primary colors of blue, green and red against a field of gray. The vintage carpet is stark and minimalist, in keeping with the tradition of modernist Scandinavian rugs of the 20th century. 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.
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