Mid-Century Swedish flatwoven rug designed by Judith Johansson (1916-1993). Woven at her ateliers at Knared in Halland. The rug is signed JJ at the lower left corner. Successive rows of geometric shapes in pastel colors on a blue background give a modern look to this timeless piece. 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.

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Vintage Swedish Rug by Judith Johansson
Item No. BB6016
Circa: 1940

Price: $ 35,000
Size: 8'2" × 11'0" (249 × 335 cm)
Color palette:
Vintage Swedish Rug by Judith Johansson BB6016