Vintage Swedish Rug BB4756
Vintage Swedish Rug Description:
A Swedish flat woven vintage rug having a modern design with a polychrome zigzag striped field and brown horizontal bars within a broad orange border with beige flower heads surrounded by a narrow brown stripe. Signed and dated lower right.
Although the majority of people associate carpets with certain shagginess, flat weave Scandinavian area rugs constitute a substantial part of the profound weaving heritage. Flat, antique oriental 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.