Vintage Swedish Rug BB4985

Vintage Swedish Rug Description:

A Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug with a modern graphic design that features simple cross shapes. Predominantly cool nuetral shades with soft shades of blue and green. Signed FLN lower left corner Jonkoping Lons Hemsjold which references the weaving facility.

Although the designs of antique and vintage Swedish rag 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 rugs cheap 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 antique area rugs gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability.

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