Mid-century Red, Blue & Yellow Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet BB5171 5'6" × 8'3" $18,000
The dynamic visual flair for pattern designs associated with vintage Scandinavian rugs and antique carpets was once reserved for bed covering materials. Swedish rugs as we currently know them now may have been humbly used long ago as bed coverlets or threshold coverings. But there is an artistic and cultural immediacy present in these tapestries that demand attention than that.
This Swedish flat weave vintage rug features an unconventional open field design. There is no central medallion pattern, guard border or main border. The field is a color saturated, bright rust orange. The tapestry manifests abrash, color layer striations. The open field design consists of three columns and five rows of medallion shaped symbols. Each symbol is a width-wise, horizontally bisected, grey circle encompassing a yellow or brown box shape which in turn is stamped with grey, blue or beige jigsaw shapes.
Mid-century Red, Blue & Yellow Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet BB5171