Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed by Ingegerd Silow BB5615

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug Signed by Ingegerd Silow Description:

A Vintage Swedish Flat Weave rug designed by Ingegerd Silow, Signed IS lower right corner. A modern design with central medallion on tan and grey background. The colorful elements of the medallion are repeated along two ends.

Although the majority of people associate vintage carpets with certain shagginess, flat weave antique oriental rugs constitute a substantial part of the profound weaving heritage. Flat, hand-woven scandinavian wool rugs have widely contributed to the development of rug-making techniques as they represent one of the basic forms of woven textiles. They are made without a pile and build upon the intertwining warp and weft. The simplicity and lightness of flatweaves mustn’t be taken for a sign of inferiority. On the contrary, the slightly simplified making techniques allow weavers to create ingenious pieces, often with an ethnic vibe, distinguished by appealing designs and incredible durability.

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