Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Anna-Greta Sjoqvist BB5950
Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Anna-Greta Sjoqvist Description:
A mid-century flat-woven rug designed by accomplished master weaver Anna Greta Sjoqvist. This vintage area rug is full of Scandinavian charm. Sjoqvist makes use of spare angular floral motifs in order to create a minimalist composition. The rich red background is spectacular and it perfectly incorporates and emphasizes the ivory and green floral elements. In Sweden, carpets and rugs have been hand-knotted in wool for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the craft was seen as being an important artistic and cultural practice throughout Sweden, and designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century, endorsed by such fixtures of modernism as Le Corbusier, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, remain among the most desirable and sought after in the rug world.