Vintage Swedish Flatweave Rug BB5839
Vintage Swedish Flatweave Rug Description:
This midcentury vintage Swedish flat weave rug is handwoven in wool and features an all-over design of geometric abstractions in shades of gray, with a light gray border. Minimalist and modern, the vintage carpet is part of the unique Scandinavian rug weaving tradition. In Sweden, carpets and antique oriental 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 scandinavian rugs for sale that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian vintage area 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 antique carpet world.