Vintage Swedish Rug (Sverige matta) BB4811
Although vintage Swedish rugs have become one of the many ways in which Swedes express their traditions, it was not always this way. At first the designs of Scandinavian rugs were inspired by imported textiles, which came to Sweden from Germany and France, but gradually Swedish rugs developed a set of innately northern motifs and patterns inspired by everyday life, such as geometric patterns, bouquets of flowers, a child’s sampler or a pets. As a result Swedish vintage rugs gained a sort of intimacy, making them a great example of a folk art which stays close to the source of its inspiration.
This stunning vintage Swedish rug was hand woven in the mid 20th century, circa 1940. While seemingly simple, this rug draws the eye with a superb craftsmanship and surprisingly vivid color palette. The pattern features an allover lozenge lattice, which is framed by a simple narrow border with minor geometrized motifs, which complements the main field perfectly. Color palette of this piece contains vivacious shades of lemon yellow, orange and bit of beige and brown to keep the whole composition together without overwhelming it.
Doris Leslie Blau’s grand collection of the highest quality antique rugs and vintage carpets is famous worldwide not only thanks to its size, but also the quality and uniqueness of every piece that we came to own. This is why our rugs are constantly featured in the best interior design magazines, such as Elle Decor or Architectural Digest. Be sure to experience the luxury of our collection on your own and browse through DLB’s website!
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