Mid-20th Century Swedish Geometric Wool Rug, Woven Initials and Date “Go 1952” BB6319 6'3" × 9'8" $9,000
Woven circa 1952, this vintage carpet is a perfect example of traditional Swedish design. Characterized by a simplistic geometric pattern, this antique rug was hand woven with great care. The pattern consists of four straight lines, adorned by smaller ones, which are separated by the rows of colorful squares. The whole is surrounded by a thick frame. Such images have been appearing in Swedish textiles for centuries now, but the carpet’s creator decided to modernize this timeless design with a splash of vivacious colors. The background of creamy beige and dark brown is dotted with pastel hues: red, yellow, blue and green. This detail gives the composition a playful aura, rarely seen in Swedish carpets.
Mid-20th Century Swedish Geometric Wool Rug, Woven Initials and Date "Go 1952" BB6319