Vintage Swedish Rug BB5254

Vintage Swedish Rug Description:

Vintage Scandinavian rug with deep violet center and a contrasting wide border in bright yellow, with all over geometric design.

Flat woven rugs are so universal that they appear in almost every culture in the world. From Turkey to Peru, everyone can enjoy their beautiful patterns and stunning colors. Among oriental, flat woven vintage area rugs are well known kilim rugs as well as soumaks, although Scandinavian pieces are one of the most popular carpets of this weave. What is characteristic for all types of flat woven antique oriental rugs and carpets is the fact that loom is necessary to make them. They are created by interlocking warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads. Because of that, flat woven have no pile whatsoever and tend to be thinner than knotted rugs. Their versatility makes them useful in many situations- flat woven rugs have been used for centuries not only as flooring, but also wall hangings, and saddle pads.

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