Swedish Inspired Modern Area Rug 61070
Currently, the following sizes are also available in stock (Contact to purchase):
61071– 8.0 x 10.0 – $4̶2̶5̶0̶ $3,400
61072– 9.0 x 12.0 – $5̶,̶5̶0̶0̶ $4,400
61073– 10.0 x 14.0 – $7̶,̶2̶5̶0̶ $5,800
Decorative Modern Swedish Inspired Area Rug, Country Origin: Modern India, Woven / Circa: Modern – It’s fascinating to contemplate two locations as opposite as India and Sweden, but any artist knows that the startling use of contrast commands attention. This modern area rug offers little color contrast but a world of cultural contrast.
The production of Indian rugs took off more slowly than those of other regions spanning from North Africa to the Far East. When it finally did, it was due to the enthusiasm of Emperor Mughal Akbar the Great, who descended from royal lines of Turks, Mongols and Iranians. He loved literature, poetry, calligraphy and the arts, so he welcomed scholars and artisans from his expanding empire to come to his court. He even brought in the most skilled weavers of Persian rugs and established weaving training centers and rug workshops.
The story didn’t end there. This particular modern rug from India features a basic, simple motif of repeating diamonds rendered in soft colors reminiscent of a Nordic landscape in winter, yet it was woven in India.
The fortunes of all Asian weavers were affected by the growing European demand for Oriental carpets. Not only royalty but wealthy patrons and even churches hungered to acquire the distinctive rugs known for their durability and painstaking craftsmanship. As a result, cheaper, less expensive area rugs made of lower-quality yarns began to flood the market.
In the 20th century, India rejuvenated its production of area rugs by emulating the Great Mughal Akbar: introducing styles and skills from other countries. Scandinavia had long been known for durable workmanship and sleek progressive designs. A new style was born: modernistic Swedish forms and colors combined with the Indian heritage of high knot counts and the love of dramatic motifs.
This rug presents a gentle pattern of chromatic delicacy with tints of mauve, slate, silver, and faded charcoal. While the unembellished diamonds repeat with symmetrical regularity, dyes of different tones appear at random. Many panels feature intriguing abrash rug color variations. Then comes the final surprise: upon close examination, you discover that within each diamond panel is woven a series of concentric pinstripe lines. Only a higher KPSI could enable such precise detail.
The softly colored inspired Swedish area rugs will contribute to a feeling of peace and order in any home. It will equally complement a rustic theme around natural wood or an ultra-modern setting with metallic furnishings.