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VINTAGE SWEDISH FLAT WEAVE RUG BB6882 5'4" × 7'3" $9,000

Properly balanced and timelessly elegant, this vintage Swedish rag rug exhibits the greatness of Scandinavian craftsmanship. Its organized face carries traditional geometric motifs which are both playful and unobtrusive. The color palette of grays with touches of off-white, brown and beige is versatile enough to match any kind of interior arrangement, from classic to contemporary. Carefully hand-woven of the finest wool in accordance with centuries-old techniques, this northern beauty is distinguished by remarkable quality. If properly cared for, it has a chance to withstand years of usage with no signs of wear.

Although the designs of antique and vintage Scandinavian 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 and vintage carpets, adding charm and immediacy to this folk art. A fresh and appealing aesthetic was sustained during the first half of the twentieth century by the weavings of the celebrated Swedish carpet designer Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom and her circle. The simplicity and purity of design in antique rugs gives them an immediate relevance and contemporary desirability.


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Price: $9,000

Item No.: BB6882 Circa: 1952 Size: 5'4" × 7'3" (162 × 220 cm)
Style: , , Origin: Europe, Scandinavia Construction: Flat Weave