Vintage Swedish Rug BB5081
Vintage Swedish Rug Description:
A Vintage Swedish 1/2 pile rug that has an unusual textured weave in gradient blues with a shaggy pile striped design of heathered grey geometric shapes, lines and X's.
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 antique rugs for sale 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 area rugs gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability.