Beautiful Grey Color High Low Pile Texture Vintage Swedish Area Rug 47645
The simple format of this mid-century Swedish rug belies a complexity of color, as well as a loose treatment of conventional composition. Exciting and unique.
Beautiful Grey Color With An Unusual High Low Pile Texture Mid Century Modern Vintage Swedish Area Rug, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Middle Part Of The 20th Century – When it comes to mid century modern, or even Bauhaus and Scandinavian design, there is no doubt that the iconic Swedish area rugs are some of the most beautiful rugs that one can hope to find in the vintage / MCM area rug styles.
Here is a charming vintage rug – a Scandinavian rug, woven in Sweden during the middle years of the twentieth century, when some of the very best vintage rugs were produced. This particular piece is characterized by a very straightforward design, consisting primarily of a simple four-sided border which surrounds a predominantly bare field.
We do find a central medallion, however, if a specific, deconstructed interpretation of a central medallion. Indeed, it is this intentionally two dimensional outline of a medallion from which a great deal of this piece’s energy emanates – for the design of the medallion is so noticeably differentiated from what one might reasonably expect in such a piece, that it gives totally different context to the rest of the piece. The border, for instance, seems intentionally sparse, as does the open field. This ingenious reframing of the vintage Swedish rug composition is very much in line with mid-century modern design aesthetic values, which sought to challenge the status quo and to stimulate. This piece is certainly successful in those arenas.
The older area rugs from Scandinavia were mostly woven by people for their own use. Since weaving area rugs takes up a lot of space, the older area rugs from Sweden, especially those woven in the home, wee mostly woven in smaller / longer strips. These strips were later woven together to create the complete area rugs such as the one you see before you.
This specific vintage Swedish rug is a bit more rare as the weaving technique used to create it, employed both a flat weave as well as shag pile technique. The end result is a fascinating play of form, color and texture as the high and low piles play off each other and create a fascinating embossed feel that is quite artistic and facinating.
If you are looking to buy a facinating area rug for you home, and love the MCM esthetic, this vintage Swedish rug would make a phenomenal option.