Mid-20th Century Dots and Ovals, Brown, Beige Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Rug BB4989 4'10" × 5'10" $18,000
A Vintage Swedish Flatwoven Rug. Dots and Ovals are formed by alternating the yarn colors. The shapes are neatly arranged in rows creating a striped effect.
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 vintage area rugs and antique 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 Dots and Ovals, Brown, Beige Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Rug BB4989