Swedish Midcentury Green Handwoven Wool Rug BB5006 10'6" × 15'9" $45,000
A Vintage Swedish Flat Weave rug with a modern linear design in contemporary colors. The dominant motifs are figurative and resemble stick figures.
Although the designs of antique and vintage area 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 antique 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 rugs Scandinavian design gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability.
Swedish Midcentury Green Handwoven Wool Rug BB5006