Vintage Scandinavian Flatweave Wool Rug. Woven initials and date to edge “IO 1928” BB6245 7'9" × 11'6" $18,000
Size: 11’6” × 7’9” Circa: 1928 Vintage Swedish Rug, Circa: 1928. This Flatwoven vintage area rug is a great example of perfectly executed geometric design with some fascinating details. Earthly tones of brown and beige are combined with sophisticated shades of turquoise and blue with a delicate touch of purple. A simple composition is refined with distinct ornaments. In the center there are elegant meander patterns. On the middle plane lays an undulating fine line resembling of a baroque wavy lines. To finish the design there are borders along longer edge with a black and purple chessboard motif and the wide stripes closing the layout on the shorter edge with delicate colors. It is impressive in its austere simplicity.
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 area rugs and carpets, adding charm and immediacy to this folk art.
Vintage Scandinavian Flatweave Wool Rug. Woven initials and date to edge "IO 1928" BB6245