Mid-20th century Swedish Yellow Flat-Weave Wool Rug BB4841 5'5" × 8'0" $9,000
A modern antique rug woven with a subtly striped field with shades of taupe and shades of yellow. A linear grid sits on top of the stripe and is accented with diamond shapes.
Although the designs of antique and vintage Scandinavian woven 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 Vintage oriental 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.
Mid-20th century Swedish Yellow Flat-Weave Wool Rug BB4841