Artistic Mid Century Modern Vintage Swedish Tree of Life Garden Bird Design Tapestry Rug 47418

Size: 9 ft 3 in x 7 ft (2.82 m x 2.13 m)

This whimsical yet impressively detailed Swedish tapestry depicts Trees of Life as well as an arrangement of graceful avian observers, all portrayed in a pallet of earth tones.

Vintage Swedish Tree of Life Tapestry Rug, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Here is a delightful vintage rug, a product of Sweden from the mid-twentieth century. Featuring a vibrant scene of trees and birds, the whimsical nature suggested by its composition is in fact superficial – for this highly-detailed, masterfully wrought tapestry depicts the important symbol of the Tree of Life. A motif in carpet design dating back to the earliest antique Persian rugs, the Tree of Life of this modern Swedish tapestry is a less abstract representation than is typically found in rugs and other weaves.

The nineteen birds that populate the scene – nine in the branches and ten on the ground – are arranged beautifully throughout the scene, some with outstretched necks, others looking downward. Combined with the countless leaves that dominate the tapestry, the birds create an impression of action caught in time, a snapshot of something intimate. A beautifully worked tapestry, this Swedish piece is truly exceptional.

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