Swedish Rugs and Carpet Collection

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Swedish Rugs and Carpets - Swedish Rugs and carpets have a long history in Scandinavian weaving which reaches right into the Modern period. An established form of Swedish folk weaving, "Rollakans" were used as coverlets or flat woven tapestry rugs. Swedish rugs and carpets are the product of ancient weaving traditions transported from countries in the Asian Steppe on epic journeys through harsh Arctic conditions. Evolving from a practical fur-like cold weather garment into a stylish coverlet, the Rya was the premier all-purpose textile for the Scandinavian region. After many years of creating long-pile Ryas and flat-woven carpets, Swedish weavers developed a passion for designs incorporating simple geometric patterns and artful motifs based on regional folklore. By the 20th century, Swedish rugs were international art objects that were partly the product of government funding. Swedish master weavers and textile artists continued to grow their trendsetting style with shaggy carpets, bold works of art and colorful rugs that epitomize modern, mid-century designs

Vintage Swedish rugs and carpets have been the benefactors of the recent resurgence in mid-century modern interiors. Rugs from Sweden are known for incorporating modernist motifs and designs which naturally go perfectly in any modern decor or setting. As the demand increases for the art deco and vintage rugs - people can expect the prices of the Swedish rugs to escalate over the next few years. With that said, Swedish rugs and carpets are probably the best value - simply put - for a fraction of what it would cost to get a good (not great) mid-century modernist painting, one could buy any one of a number of the best Swedish rugs that ever made. It is because of this simple fact that people are now buying Swedish rugs and using them as wall hangings / tapestries. There is no doubt that the Swedish rugs and carpets have equally as much artistic value as any painting but since the price points are so much less this begs the question - why buy a modernist painting when you could own a Swedish rug that is equally as beautiful and is far less expensive?

As a nice little side note, the term "antique rugs" in Swedish is: antika mattor.
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230 Rugs Found in Swedish Rugs

Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Marta Maas 47555

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 3 in x 1 ft 3 in
          (0.38 m x 0.38 m)

Sale:

  • $750.00
This small square piece is brilliantly representative of trends in mid-century Scandinavian rugs - especially those designed by the inimitable Marta Maas Fjetterstrom.

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 6 in
          (0.41 m x 0.46 m)

Sale:

  • $750.00
This small flat-woven Scandinavian kilim is a product of the legendary Marta Maas Fjetterstrom atelier. Its pallet and overall design are typical of the period and emblematic of the designer.

Vintage Missoni Textile 46674

Style: Textiles
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft x 2 ft
          (0.61 m x 0.61 m)
This delightful patchwork collage depicts a beautiful assemblage of distinctive variegated patterns and striped knits crafted by the legendary Missoni design house.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Rug 48012

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.81 m x 0.86 m)
This striking mid-century art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous renditions of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Rug 47683

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 7 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.79 m x 0.86 m)

Sale:

  • $3,900.00
This beautifully composed art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous interpretations of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Vintage Swedish Rug 46455

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 7 in x 3 ft 1 in
          (0.79 m x 0.94 m)

Sale:

  • $495.00
This delightfully abstract and beautifully colored vintage Swedish rug features a stunning assortment of abstract peacocks rendered in clear jewel-tone colors.

Joan Miro Inspired Tapestry Rug 47988

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 3 ft 4 in
          (0.81 m x 1.02 m)
This exciting and decidedly modern composition is drawn in the style of the great Catalan artist Joan Miro, one of the great 20th century Surrealists.

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug 46676

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 9 in x 3 ft 5 in
          (0.53 m x 1.04 m)
This graphic vintage Swedish Kilim displays a superb variety of geometric motifs and Nordic patterns that have a rustic tribal appearance with a mid-century flair.

Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Goblin Embroidery Tapestry 46454

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 3 ft 8 in
          (1.04 m x 1.12 m)
Crafted in Sweden, this decorative Scandinavian rug features a spectacular Gobelins-style tapestry composition that depicts a lively European market scene.

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug By Judith Johansson 47970

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.22 m)
This mid-century Swedish carpet is characterized by an exciting, modern composition which beautifully communicates the abstract.

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