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Vintage Swedish Carpet (Sverige matta)

Vintage Swedish Carpet (Sverige matta) BB4830

Price: $28,000

A Scandinavian mid century vintage rug from Sweden with a grid pattern overall in beige formed by linked geometric motifs and punctuated by minor color squares in a beige border with small brown squares arranged along the sides.

Swedish Flat Weave antique rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian rug is the rya, made from hand-knotted wool. Dating from the fifteenth century, the first antique ryas were coarse, long-piled heavy coverlets used by fishermen instead of furs. By the eighteenth century ryas were generally part of a woman’s trousseau and proudly displayed as important status symbols within the home. By the nineteenth century, Swedish ryas were usurped by the arrival of quilted coverlets from continental Europe and from then on were woven as purely ornamental elements.

Flat woven rugs for sale 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.

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Item No.: BB4830 Circa: 1940 Size: 6'4" × 8'1" (193 × 246 cm)Categories: ,