Vintage Scandinavian Textile 48204
Throughout the textile, a repeating pattern of rectilinear line work unfolds, with alternating vertical rows of complex shapes. These complex designs are reminiscent of the classical arabesques and vines scrolls.
Vintage Scandinavian Textile, Scandinavia, circa Mid-Twentieth Century – Here is a beautifully woven vintage carpet – a vintage Scandinavian textile that was woven in Sweden during the middle years of the twentieth century. An exceptionally complex work, this comely textile features a rich and complicated pattern that runs throughout its entirety. The colors in this intriguing Swedish textile are simple: the field portion is colored a rich shade of green, while the border portion is colored a vibrant hue of yellow. Throughout the textile, a repeating pattern of rectilinear line work unfolds, with alternating vertical rows of complex shapes. These complex designs are reminiscent of the scrolling arabesques and vines scrolls that characterize classical antique Oriental rugs and carpets, giving the carpet a sense of tradition and continuity. Indeed, one of the most important aesthetic directions followed by the most accomplished mid-century Scandinavian rug designers is that which stresses the possibilities inherent in uniting traditional design with contemporary sensibilities. The result is a piece like this yellow and green piece, the beauty of which exudes a timeless quality. A beautifully woven textile, this mid-century Scandinavian piece is an intriguing and alluring example.