5'3" × 7'9"
A Swedish hand-woven wool rug designed by Ulla Parkdal with woven initials (UP) at a corner. It is in excellent original condition, consistent with age. The design is geometric, with successive rectangles in contrasting shades of blue, navy, green, purple, aqua-blue, turquoise, beige and deep brown.
The Northern European lifestyle focuses on cultivating a life that is mindful and joyful. A lack of clutter and emphasis on highly functional, streamlined items lends to this attitude. Organic shapes and natural materials are prominent elements of Scandinavian design. It stems from a culture of living in small rural communities that were generally isolated, requiring reliance on natural materials.