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Vintage Scandinavian Rug By Marta Gahn 41322

Size: 5 ft 11 in x 9 ft 7 in (1.8 m x 2.92 m)

This magnificent Art Deco Scandinavian rug Was Designed By Marta Gahn ( M?rta Gahn ). In this carpet the geometry of traditional Swedish rugs converges with cutting edge modernism reminiscent of Mondrian.

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug By Marta Gahn ( Märta Gahn ), Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century In this magnificent Deco carpet the pure and robust geometry of traditional Swedish rugs and textiles converges with cutting edge modernism reminiscent of Mondrian. Here the luminous color and structured effect of a monumental stained-glass window combine with the warmth and texture of lustrous velvety wool in this symphony of lines, rectangles, and meanders. At once simple and complex, the result is incomparable.

The Swedish master weaver Märta Gahn (1891-1973) had a long and successful career as a weaver and textile designer creating some of the first printed fabrics featuring Scandinavian art deco designs. From 1910 -1915, Gahn attended Stockholm’s School of Higher Art and Design. Märta Gahn was one of several Swedish weavers with works selected for the International Exhibition of 1925 held in Paris as well as a 1927 exhibition of northern European rugs organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs following the success of Sweden’s appearance in the previous event. As a master weaver represented by the Society of Swedish Homecraft, Märta Gahn’s rugs are signed with the initials MG.

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