Vintage Scandinavian Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Ancient symbols and powerful iconographic motifs are re-invented in this striking vintage rug from Scandinavia. This inspired carpet incorporates stylistic influences from cultures as distant as Morocco, Anatolia and the Asian Steppes. The sumptuous suede-tone field displays a formal repeating pattern built with ancient cloudband motifs and quirky pink berekets. These compound motifs are interspersed with divided lozenges that give the repeating pattern a formal appearance and a significant amount of negative space, which provides an unexpectedly modern feel. The designer’s esteem for tribal designs shows through beautifully in the understated borders, which contain checkerboard symbols and small-scale lozenges flanked by trident devices. Familiar tribal motifs and symbols give this distinctive Swedish rug an original style that pays homage to remote cultural groups, who arguably pioneered abstract and modern designs.