Mid-Century Swedish Wool Rug with Stripes and Geometric Shapes in Shades of Grey BB6190 6'0" × 8'0" $9,000
Vintage Swedish Flat Weave rug, Circa: 1940, Origin: Sweden, A mid 20th century Vintage Swedish shag rug. Shades of steel gray with a touch of black, white and yellow are formed into horizontal stripes paired with a composition of soft gray squares and square-like ‘E’ letters in the same color. The recurrent theme seems to be irregular due to playing with symmetry. The structure of the metal-like fabric is suppressed with freely spaced accents of black, white and yellow points. This Swedish flat weave carpet is full of character, charm and cool elegance at the same time.
Although the designs of antique oriental rugs were originally inspired by imported textiles, they gradually developed into an innately northern expression. Simple geometric patterns and vignettes from everyday life such as bouquets of flowers, a child’s sampler or a pet dog were incorporated into flat woven tapestries or Swedish pile rugs in NYC and carpets, adding charm and immediacy to this folk art.
Mid-Century Swedish Wool Rug with Stripes and Geometric Shapes in Shades of Grey BB6190
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