Vintage Swedish Rug BB5002
Vintage Swedish Rug Description:
A Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug Designed by Judith Johansson. Signed JJ lower left corner. An overall design is created with abstract geometric shapes in linear formation. Silhouetted pattern creates a diamond grid formation as well as a border.
Although the designs of antique 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 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 crossword gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability.