Vintage Swedish Rug BB4950
Vintage Swedish Rug Description:
A Swedish Flat Weave Rug rendered in nuetral shades of brow,n grey and tan with ivory. The abstract design changes direction creating a border at either end. Signed MMF AB. Woven at MMF in Bastaad.
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 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 rugs for sale gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability.