Vintage Swedish Geometric Flat-Woven Wool by Anna-Greta Sjöqvist BB5686 5'2" × 8'0" $18,000
Swedish flat weave rug with geometric design in red, green and yellow. The narrow yellow border bares the initials of the textile artist: RGS.
Although the majority of people associate carpets with certain shagginess, flat weave antique rugs constitute a substantial part of the profound weaving heritage. Flat, hand-woven vintage 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.
Vintage Swedish Geometric Flat-Woven Wool by Anna-Greta Sjöqvist BB5686