Mid-20th Century Finnish Geometric Brown, Beige and Yellow Wool Rug BB4757 7'4" × 9'11" $9,000
A Finnish flat woven vintage rug having solid horizontal stripes overall in shades of yellow, beige and brown with a brown rectangular containing geometric beige elements that recall traditional Scandinavian folk designs all with an outer solid brown stripe.
Although the majority of people associate antique carpets with certain shagginess, flat weave rugs constitute a substantial part of the profound weaving heritage. Flat, Scandinavian area 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.
Mid-20th Century Finnish Geometric Brown, Beige and Yellow Wool Rug BB4757