Blue Modern Swedish Style Geometric Rug 61086
Currently, the following sizes are also available in stock (Contact to purchase):
61087– 8.0 x 10.0 – $4̶,̶2̶5̶0̶ $3,400
61088– 9.0 x 12.0 – $5̶5̶0̶0̶ $4,400
61089– 10.0 x 14.0 – $7̶,̶2̶5̶0̶ $5,800
Decorative Blue Modern Swedish Style Geometric Rug, Country of Origin: Modern Indian, Circa date: Modern – This modern flat weave area rug is a lovely example of an Indian-made modern Swedish-style area rug. Woven in the kilim rug technique, typified by Scandinavian Rollakan carpets, it is meticulously flat, tight, and firm. One of the hallmarks of a good Rollakan is that the pattern is clear on the underside as well as the top.
The blue ground of this captivating modern rug woven in India, is populated with rectilinear motifs in bisque and dark Scandinavian ash, separated by vertical bands in the same tones as the motifs. From a distance, the blue ground appears silvery, almost shimmery, an optical illusion produced by the skillful weaving of longitudinal yarns in blues and grays that create an abrash effect.
Both India and Sweden have experienced ebbs and flows in their carpet industry, each adopting techniques brought by merchants, migrants, and mercenaries. Many of the original vintage area rugs from Scandinavia were historically used as bed linens, especially by fishermen and other coastal peoples. A resurgence of the industry in the 20th century brought their renowned penchant for clean abstract design to world attention.
India’s carpet industry waned as European demand for quicker made and more affordably priced area rugs supplanted the excellent but time-consuming hand-knotting of textiles made with natural dyes, selected yarns, and even jewels. With its independence in 1947, India rejuvenated its reputation for high-quality carpets by employing underutilized groups of artisans and introducing new sources of creative designs. A dramatic synthesis of Indian and Scandinavian features has since brought the Swedish style to the height of popularity.
This modern rug is friendly and beckoning, inviting you to lie down on it. While art isn’t meant for dogs or children to roll upon, this durable piece would fit nicely in a tasteful, relaxed, and comfortable home that is inhabited by lovers of artistic area rugs.