Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Judith Johansson (Spise Hall) BB8213 9'2" × 12'3" $35,000
A mid-century Swedish flat-weave wool rug “Spice Hall” by Judith Johansson with woven initials (JJ) at a corner. It is in excellent original condition, consistent with age. The main field features geometric pattern with blocks in rectangular shapes, shaded in a sliding color scale of of blue, green, pink, purple, beige and taupe.
Judith Johansson was a textile artist in Swedish during the mid-20th century. Her style, typical of Swedish fold designs, featured a variety of colors and patters inspired by nature and geometry. The popularity of her designs led to her opening a weaving studio in 1938 wit her husband in Knäred, Sweden and in 1945 she was working for Nordiska Kompaniet department stores designing their carpets. By the 1950s, Johansson’s carpets and textiles could be seen in churches and embassies. Her work was immensely popular and earned her many awards.
Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Judith Johansson (Spise Hall) BB8213