This circa-1940 vintage Swedish pile rug consists of an interesting design of three horizontal vignettes, each containing an eye-like diamond shape in shades of muted brown and blue, with stylized imagery of flora and fauna evoking tribal motifs. Appearing on a field of brown, this abstract piece is modernist and sophisticated. 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.
Vintage Swedish Pile Rug
Item No. BB5855
Size: 4'8" × 8'0" (142 × 244 cm)