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Tapestries and Rugs By Artists– Vintage designed Rugs by famous artists represents a collection of inspiring works of artists, architects, and master weavers from the past 200 years. From the ustads of ancient Persia to Scandinavian modernists to French expressionists and European architects and designers, the rugs in this collection may vary in size, color and design, but all are desirable from a decorative and collectible standpoint.

Some of these rugs by artists portray the unique vision of the artist, which is realized in the ancient art of carpet weaving, while others are simply woven renditions of previously conceived sculptures and paintings. Carpets and Rugs from the Art / Painting world are textural and tactile works of art as diverse as the skilled craftsman and artists who designed and produced them. This page is dedicated to those Vintage Rugs  ( Rugs, Carpets and Tapestries ) that were designed by these artisan.

Explore our special collection of art carpets and signed rugs to experience their creative personality and innovative style. The creators of these exceptional antique and vintage pieces were serious artists and craftspeople who dedicated their lives to producing functional carpets that are truly works of art.

An unfathomable amount of time and effort went into composing the intricate ornaments, selecting the perfect colors and weaving these impeccable carpets. Persian ustads searched far and wide for the most talented dyers, and Scandinavian master weaver Ingrid Dessau clipped a lock of a hair to capture the perfect shade of gray. These artists spared nothing to create carpets and works of art that will always be outstanding. Enter the world of art carpets, and discover the creative ingenuity that differentiates these exceptional artisan rugs.

Rugs By Artists for Designer Interiors

Rugs by artists are an impressive lot. These distinctive, creative carpets are a feast for the eyes and a delight to the senses. Art rugs are modern masterpieces that showcase legendary artistic works. The aesthetic value as well as the collectible nature of limited edition art carpets makes them coveted by art collectors and rug aficionados alike.

The creative fury of the early 20th century led to many innovative experiments, including art carpets. Thanks to this leap of creativity, the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Stig Lindberg, Yaacov Agam and many other great artists were immortalized in a new way. These collectible pieces have an infinitely modern presence and unparalleled artistic significance. Mid-century art rugs are must-have pieces for remarkable interiors.

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Aboul Ghasem Kermani

Aboul Ghasem Kermani
Aboul Ghasem Kermani

Aboul Ghasem Kermani was one of the most talented and a well-known rug designer in the Persian rug industry’s society. He was a master weaver as well as a rug manufacturer in the city of Kerman, in the center of the country known as Persia.

He lived and produced rugs in the city of Kerman and its surroundings during the 19th century. His name is associated with high quality and intricate patterns representing mostly floral designs, mainly formed by the combination of smaller floral patterns. As a master designer, he used his artistic talent to combine these heavily intricate floral patterns with the bigger motifs such as trees and human figures to create a unique lush and green sceneries, framed by colorful and dense borders. He utilized fine wool material and used extra careful supervision to the processes of dying wool in his workshops. During his productive profession, he trained few well-known rug master weavers such as Ustad Ali Kermani, also known as Ali Honari, who represented the apex of fine Kerman rug industry during the end of Qajar dynasty in Persia.

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Adolph Gottlieb

Rug By Artist Adolph Gottlieb
Adolph Gottlieb Artist Rug

Born in New York city in 1903, he was one of the first generation of abstract expressionists. Adolph Gottlieb was accomplished as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.

He spent his youth to travel extensively to various cities in Europe visiting art museums and galleries including Louvre in Paris every day during a six-month period. After returning to New York from Europe, he accomplished his studies at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design and the Educational Alliance.

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Agda Osterberg

Scandinavian Rugs by Agda Osterberg

Born in Stockholm in 1891, Agda Österberg was accomplished textile artist. She studied in the department of Art and Design at the Technical School (College of Arts) in Stockholm between 1912 to 1914. She became to be a master designer in ceramics, textiles and rugs and started her own rug weaving studio in 1933. She died on May 30th, 1987.

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Andy Warhol

Vintage Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Rug 47694 Color Detail - By Nazmiyal
Andy Warhol

Born on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA, from Slovakian immigrant parents, Warhol learned the first drawing lessons from his mother while he had to stay in bed due to his sickness at the age of 8. He enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University in 1945 to study pictorial design. Later, when he moved to NYC, he made a career as a commercial artist, working for Glamour magazine. His unique skills in drawings of commercial goods, from Campbell’s soup cans to Coca-Cola bottles, utilizing the concept of pop art, brought fame to the artist during 1950’s and 60’s.

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Anne Marie Boberg

Anne Marie Boberg was an active designer and textile artist who produced a wide variety of decorative röllakan during the mid-20th century. Boberg’s designs feature chic geometric patterns, softer colors and classical designs that are infused with Scandinavian influences.

Boberg produced many flat-weave röllakan, including several designs that were hand-woven during her partnership with the Axeco Svenska company. In addition to her skill for creating flat-weave rugs and kilims, Boberg produced a landmark publication on the art of macramé during the height of its international revival. Boberg’s designs are classic and inherently Scandinavian. Her flat-weave kilims are traditionally signed with the initials “AMB.”

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Anna Greta Sjöqvist -AGS

Anna Greta Scandinavian Rugs
Anna Greta Sjöqvist -AGS

Famous for her geometric and colorful designs rendered for the flat woven rugs and Kilims, Anna Greta Sjöqvist produced many beautiful rugs during 1950’s and 1960’s in Sweden. Her contemporary patterns for the rugs represent rich Swedish textile art that was flourished during the mid-20th century.

Her rugs were mostly signed with letters AGS at the bottom of her rugs.

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Anna-Johanna Aengstroem

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Anna Johanna Angstrom 48048 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Born in 1938 in Sweden, Anna-Johanna Aengstroem is a well-known Swedish textile designer and producer of Swedish flat-woven kilim rugs. Her designs are the mixture of modern and traditional motifs, including floral and botanical patterns inspired by 18th and 19th century patterns.

Aengstroem has a long career with Axeco AB Carpet Manufacturer as their textile designer to this date.

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Barbara Rae Schaefer

Tapestries by Barbara Rae Schaefer
Tapestries by Barbara Rae Schaefer

Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1950, Barbara Rae Schaefer is an American artist living in NYC. She completed her studies in “The Art Students League” in NYC, “university of MN and “Pratt Institute” in Brooklyn, NY.

Inspired by mathematics and science, she utilizes geometric patterns repeating themselves reflecting linear scripts of the ancient cultures in her paintings.

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Barbro Nilsson nee Lundberg

Barbro Nilsson Carpet
Barbro Nilsson nee Lundberg

Barbro Nilsson was born from an artist mother in 1899 in Sweden and died in 1983. Barbro Nilsson was a renowned and a master weaver Swedish textile artist. She completed her education at Brunssons Weavenschool in Stockholm and at Konstfack.

She continued her career as the artistic director of Märta Måås-Fjaetterström in mid-20th century and contributed significant numbers of designs to Märta Måås Fjaetterström AB for the rugs and textile during her time.

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Barbro Sprinchorn

Scandinavian Rug Designed By Barbro Sprinchorn
Barbro Sprinchorn

Born in 1929 in the city of Sundvall in Sweden, Sprinchorn was a master designer specialized in designing textiles, kilims and embroideries. Sprinchorn contributed many of her designs to the studio catalogue of Märta Måås Fjaetterström during her career. She used to mark her works with “BS” initials and later with “MMF AB” insignia.

Barbro Sprinchorn died in 1973.

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Berit Koenig

Berit Koenig Rugs
Berit Koenig

A Swedish textile artist, Berit Koenig rendered many designs with diamond or triangle patterns during the mid-1950s and 60s. Her designs extensively utilized in both, handmade and machine made rug industry in Sweden.

In the mid-1950s, Koenig left her work at Elsa Gullber’s interior design to work and design for the Svensk Hemslöjd in Stockholm. She designed few flat weave and rya rugs for the home craft organization during this period. Years later after her marriage, she used the initials “BKW” as her signature on her works.

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Brita Grahn

Brita Grahn Artist Rug By Nazmiyal
Brita Grahn Artist Rug

Brita Matilde Grahn was a Swedish textile artist, born on 1907. She studied textiles and visual arts in Stockholm during 1930s and 40s and ran her own textile company Studio in Uppsala, Sweden. She later continued her career as artistic director of AB Robert Ditzingers vävateljé. During her productive career, she managed to have few exhibitions in Stockholm and Gothenburg as well as Zurich.

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Brita Molin

Brita Molin at Nazmiyal
Brita Molin

Brita Molin was a Swedish graphic artist, born on June 1919. She completed her studies at the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm during the early 1960s and later in Stanley William Hayter (Atelier 17) in Paris. In 1980s she became to be the professor of graphics at the Art School of Fine Arts.

Brita Molin died on September 2006, at the age of 87 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Britta Rendahl-Ljusterdal

Britta Rendahl-Ljusterdal Rugs
Britta Rendahl-Ljusterdal

Britta is a Swedish master weaver artist born in 1927. Her designs have been reflected on numerous flat woven rugs and kilim carpets. She is very active to this date, working on privately commissioned rugs and carpets for religious institutes, private clients and public institutions. She uses “BR” initials to sign her pieces.

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Corneille

Corneille Rugs
Corneille

Dutch painter born Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (1922-2010), was at the forefront of the postwar European avant-garde movement. A poet and multi-disciplinary artist, Corneille helped earn respect for the emerging modern art movement.

As an iconic artist, Corneille had a diligent and long career. During which, he created numerous original works of art. He was quite versatile with the materials he used and created paintings, sculptures, ceramics, art objects and jewelry. The Danish rug manufacturer EGE Axminster, as well as other weaving firms that specialized in art level carpets, adapted his bold and colorful paintings into woven art pieces such as carpets.

An optimist and self-described painter of joy, Corneille’s emotions are clearly embedded in every single one of his works of art.

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Decore Installe Meuble / Decore Installe Meuble DIM ( Signed DM )

Decoration Interieure Moderne Rugs
Decore Installe Meuble / Decore Installe Meuble DIM ( Signed DM )

During the middle years of the twentieth century, artisanal carpet and rug weaving enjoyed a tremendous renaissance. All over the world, the interest in fine rugs and carpets was on the rise, and leading designers snapped up as many pieces as they could.

In Scandinavia and France especially, organized ateliers began to pop up, each of which had its own style and approach to rug weaving.

The prestigious French design firm Décoration Intérieure Moderne also known as Décore-Installe-Meuble or DIM (1919-1953) was established by pioneering metal worker René Joubert and theatrical designer Georges Mouveau in 1919.

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Eevahenna Aalto

Eevahenna Aalto Artist Rug by Namziyal
Eevahenna Aalto Artist

Born in Helsinki in 1944, Eevahenna Aalto is a Finnish textile artist and a painter but has lived in Norway for more than 40 years. She studied in Handicrafts School, Oulu University, Free Art School, Kreeta Pohjanheimos textile school and, Bergen Crafts School. In her tapestry, she uses strong geometric patterns, dividing up the surface, utilizing designs that are mainly considered as abstract forms of art.

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Ellen Stahlbrand

Born in 1877, Ellen Stahlbrand was a Swedish textile artist who immensely contributed to the art deco movement through her innovative work at the beginning of the second quarter of 20th century. As a forefront artist implementing Swedish folk art in her flat-woven rugs, she successfully integrated traditional Swedish folk art motifs to create unique contemporary kilims.

She died in 1958.

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Elsa Gullberg

Scandinavian Rugs by Artist Elsa Gullberg
Elsa Gullberg

Born Elsa Svensson in 1886 in Sweden, Elsa was a Swedish textile and interior designer. She attended the Technical School in Stockholm and was employed as an assistant in the Association for Swedish Homework where she learned the basic knowledge of the textile industry. Later Gullberg opened her company called “Elsa Gullbergs Textil og Inredningar AB” that was considered Sweden first modern interior design company. She successfully managed to integrate traditional styles with today’s functionalism in her innovative designs.

Elsa Gullberg died on March 1984.

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Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci Artist Rug by Nazmiyal
Emilio Pucci Artist Rug

Don Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsentowas was born in a noble family in Florence, Italy in 1914. He was a fashion designer as well as a politician. His first designs for clothes were for a skiing team due to his passion for the sports and soon he received various offers from American companies to produce clothing with stretch fabrics.

His ability to integrate bright colors and bold and geometric patterns for sportswear clothing made him a well-known designer in 1950s. His famous fans include Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Sophia Loren to name the few.

Emilio died in 1992.

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Ethel Halvar Andersson

Ethel Halvar Andersson Rugs
Ethel Halvar Andersson

Born as Ethel Maria Halvarsson on July 1917, Ethel was a Swedish painter and textile artist. She studied at the Higher Art Industrial School in Sweden in the mid-1930s and later traveled to Germany, Italy, USA and Mexico. Ethel died on February 2011 is Sweden.

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Gavleborgs Lans Hemslojd

Gavleborgs Lans Hemslojd Artist Rug by Nazmiyal
Gavleborgs Lans Hemslojd Rug

The organization founded back in 1949 in order to sell locally produced crafts and support the local artists. Directed by master weavers such as Anna Maria Hoke, Gavleborgs Lans Hemslojd opened their first shop in 1950s.

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Haji Jalili (Tabriz)

Haji Jalili Tabriz
Haji Jalili (Tabriz)

At the end of the 19th century, the Persian city of Tabriz began a great artistic revival. This revival enabled them to become one of the most sought after rug producing centers in all of Persia. Arguably, the most well known weavers during this revival period in the area of Tabriz was the great master weaver Haji Jalili who was situated in nearby Marand.

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Hans Krondahl

Hans Krondahl Tapestries at Nazmiyal
Hans Krondahl Tapestries at Nazmiyal

Born in 1929, Hans Krondahl is a Swedish master tapestry weaver, a painter, a textile designer, and a textile artist. He studied in State College of Arts in Stockholm in mid-1950s. Opened his studio in early 60s to design and weave tapestries as well as creating designs for another textile Swedish companies. In 1980s he appointed as Professor of textile art in University of Gothenburg.

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Hildebrand (Hildo) Krop

Hildebrand Hildo Krop Rugs
Hildebrand (Hildo) Krop

Born in Netherlands, Hildebrand Lucien (Hildo) Krop (1884 – 1970) was a renowned sculptor and designer. He started his career as a cook in England and attended summer school in art when he realized his talented in art. Hildo traveled to Paris and studied at the Académie Julian and later in Amsterdam. He opened his studio in 1914 in Amsterdam and worked on many sculptures on houses and bridges in Amsterdam during his lifetime.

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Ingegerd Silow

Ingegerd Silow Rugs
Ingegerd Silow

Silow, a Swedish master weaver was born in Stockholm (1916 – 2005). She was one of the designers representing the golden age of the Scandinavian design era during the mid-20th century. Her innovative designs can be seen on variety of art crafts such as rugs, flat weave carpets, tapestries and blankets.

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Ingrid Dessau

Scandinavian Rugs By Artist Ingrid Dessau
Ingrid Dessau

Ingrid Dessau (B. 1923 – 2000) was a Swedish artist. She received her training in textile arts and design under the most iconic Scandinavian textile art designer of all – the great Barbro Nilsson (at the time, Barbro Nilsson was the director of the Märta Måås-Fjetterström studio )

Dessau  began for formal training at the age of 17 when she attended the Stockholm School of Crafts, Arts, Design .

To learn more about this Iconic Textile artist and to see our collection of her work please click: Vintage Ingrid Dessau rugs


Ida Rydelius

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Ida Rydelius 48046 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Ida Rydelius was a Swedish fiber artist and designer of flat-weave rugs during the mid-20th century. Her passion of bold colors and strong geometric patterns are well seen in the designs of her flat-weave rugs.

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Jacques Borker

Jacques Borker Rugs Nazmiyal
Jacques Borker Rugs

Born in 1922 in Paris, Jacques is a well-known tapestry master designer. His works include art deco and abstract designs for tapestries. Jacques studies architecture, ceramic art, industrial design and tapestry in different schools in mid-20th century. He currently lives in Paris.

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Judith Johansson

Judith Johansson Rugs
Judith Johannson Rugs

Judith Johansson (1916-1993) was a Swedish artist and designer. With her husband be on her side, she opened a textile workshop in Knäred, Netherlands in 1938. The workshop is still operating to this date. Since she started her operation, her flat-weave rugs have been sold pretty well in USA and France.

She signed her works with “JJ” initials.

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Jean Lurcat:

Jean Lurcat Tapestry
Jean Lurcat:

Jean Lurcat was born in France in 1892. He studied medicine at La Faculté des sciences de Nancy in his early life. He moved to Paris in 1912 and continued his studies in Académie Colarossi. He started to make tapestries in 1917. He had few exhibitions in Zurich, Brussels, Vienna, Paris as well as few cities in USSR.

Jean Lucrat died in 1966.

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Joan Miro

Joan Miro Rugs
Joan Miro

(April 1893 – December 1983) Born in Barcelona, Spain, Miro was a Catalan Surrealist sculptor, painter and ceramicist. He studied in Business School and Art School and after suffering a nervous breakdown he left the business world to spend his time solely on art. His works had a great influence on the 20th century art and modern designers and expressionist artists.

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John Kachel

John Kachel Coverlettes
John Kachel

(1809-1889) was an American designer and a master weaver from Pennsylvania. In mid-19th century he made 19 extant coverlets with his name, the year and clients’ name woven on all of them. Kachel applied unique technique to weave his coverlets including use of colors to enhance the patterns.

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Kinheim Workshop

Kinheim Rugs at Nazmiyal
Kinheim Rugs at Nazmiyal

Founded in 1909, Kinheim workshop was a Dutch carpet business. Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Polvliet-Van-Hoogstraten, the workshop produced rugs with designs from modernist designers and contemporary artists using Turkish knotting technique.

The workshop closed its doors in 1973.

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Klockaregardens Hemslojd

Klockaregardens Hemslojd Rugs
Klockaregardens Hemslojd

As a regional crafting society, Klockaregardens Hemslojd Rugs and Carpets were active in Sweden between 1937 to 1950. This group created gorgeous hand-made mid-century rugs labeled with approval stamp of Sweden’s Hemslojd handcraft. Kilims and rugs were all produced by the local designers and artists and weavers.

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Marianne Richter (1916-2010)

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug By Marianne Richter Ovralid 46853 - By Nazmiyal
Marianne Richter (1916-2010)

Marianne Richter was born in 1916 in Sweden and was educated at the Technical School in Stockholm. She was hired by Barbro Nilsson, the artistic director of Märta Måås-Fjetterströms studio at the time and started her career as a textile artist. She produced many rugs and kilims by applying different textile techniques during her career

Marianne died in Sweden in November of 2010.

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Marc Saint Saëns

Marc Saint Saens Rugs
Marc Saint Saëns

Marc Saint Saëns was born in 1903 in Toulouse, France. He was a tapestry artist, a painter and a decorator. Along with Jean Lurçat and Jean Picart Le Doux, he is one of the parties responsible for revival of French tapestry art during the 20th century.

He died in Toulouse in December of 1979.

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Marta Gahn (Märta Gahn)

Marta Ghan Rugs
Marta Gahn (Märta Gahn)

Märtha Fredrique Gahn, born in 1891 and died in October 1973 in Sweden was a Swedish textile artist. Educated from Higher Art Industrial School in Stockholm, Sweden, she continued her studies abroad. She developed techniques integrating traditional patterns with modern elements of the 20th century to create modern textile production.

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Marta Maas Fjetterstrom

Marta Mass Fjatterstorm Rugs
Marta Maas Fjetterstrom

She started her own textile company in Sweden in 1919 to produce rugs and tapestries, woven by skilled local weavers. Initially her designs were inspired by art Nouveau but, later in her career she applied folk art and used her knowledge of oriental rugs to produce innovative designs and patterns for her high-quality rugs and carpets.

Märta Måås died in 1941.

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Mohtashem Kashan

Mohtashem Kashsan Rugs
Mohtashem Kashan

The famed master rug weaver Mohtashem is undoubtedly the most famous rug artists in the Persian city of Kashan.  Known for using the most expensive materials, Mohtashem was a stickler for both quality and beauty.

While Mohtashem was a rug artist that rarely signed his works, he almost always used blue wefts and purple silk binding. Once you see a true Mohtashem Kashan, you will be able to recognize almost any other of his textile art rugs.

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Olga Fisch

Art Deco Rug By Olga Fisch
Olga Fisch

Olga Fisch nee Anhalzer (1901-1990) was a Hungarian collector and artist.  She traveled the world exploring the jungles of South America and immigrated to Ecuador for most of her life in 1939.

She started to design and produce rugs and tapestries in Ecuador by hiring many Indian weavers applying folk art, trying to fill the gap between folk art and traditional fine art of Ecuador. In addition to produce rugs and carpets, Olga were very active designing clothes, hand bags and wall hanging in her workshop in Ecuador.

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Ottavio Missoni

Vintage Missoni Textile Art
Ottavio Missoni

Ottavio “Tai” Missoni (1921—2013) was an Italian designer and founder of label Missoni. For fifty years, Ottavio and his wife Rosita have been working side by side and creating distinctive, highly influential knitted textiles and fashions.

As a colorists and a pattern designer, Ottavio used his talent to create multi colored zigzag, stripe and wave patterns by using unusual color combinations for his textiles and designs.

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Rugs
Pablo Picasso

Picasso was a painter, printmaker, sculptor, stage designer and ceramicist. Also, he was a talented poet and playwright. As one of co-founders of Cubist movement, he was The son of an art Professor in Spain, Pablo Picasso (b. 1881 -1973) is undoubtedly one of the world most iconic and recognizable abstract and cubist artists.

To learn more about this iconic artist and to see our collection of his textile art works, please click: Rugs and Tapestries by Pablo Picasso


Paul Klee

Paul Klee
Paul Klee

Artist Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) is regarded as one of the most influential and iconic twentieth century artists. A German Swiss , Klee recognizable artistic style incorporates elements from cubism, futurism, expressionism, surrealism as well as other different artistic streams.

It is no surprise that this archetypal artist taught, along side his friend, Wassily Kandinsky,  in the world renowned German Bauhaus School of Art.

Klee drafted and designed some truly magnificent and artistic rugs which showcase the artist’s unique artistic approach and style.

His impact on the art world was significant and rightfully so!

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Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin Rugs
Pierre Cardin

Born 1922, Pierre Cardin is an Italian born French renown designer. He is famous around the world for his geometric, space age designs that are avant-garde for his time. Cardin founded his fashion house in 1950.

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Roy Lichtenstein

Klockaregardens Hemslojd Rugs
Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) was an influential and one of the most innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. His works are identified as Pop Art, a style of imagery from advertisements and comic strips.

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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali Rugs
Salvador Dali Rugs

The iconic surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) is one of the most recognizable artists in of the 20th century.

Born is Spain, Dalí studied art in Madrid. He later establishing himself and built up his reputation in the district of Montparnasse which is located Paris France.

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Sigvard Bernadotte

The story of Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2007) is one of the most enigmatic and engaging in the world of mid-century Scandinavian design. Born into the Swedish royal family, Sigvard Bernadotte lost the title Prince Sigvard when he married a commoner. In fact, he married three times but later regained some royal status as the “Count of Wisbord.”

To the people, Sigvard Bernadotte was not only the great-grandchild of Queen Victoria. He was the “Design Prince of Sweden.” Sigvard Bernadotte studied extensively and learned the tricks of the trade from the renowned graphic designer Olle Hjortzberg.

Bernadotte partnered with the leading Scandinavian design firms to create everything from stylish plastic household items and sleek furnishings to marvelous mid-century eyeglass frames. However, Bernadotte also designed an impressive number of beautiful flat-weave matta rölakan, including several that were designed for the prestigious Märta Måås-Fjetterström atelier. His flat-weave kilims range from rustic to distinctly modern and always depict the initials “AB.”

Sigvard Bernadotte’s status, his knack for creating sophisticated modern designs and his practical approach have made him one of the most celebrated names in Scandinavian industrial design and one that is sure to live on forever.


Ulla Parkdal

Scandinavian Rugs By Artist Ulla Parkdal
Ulla Parkdal

Born in 1939, Ulla Parkdal is an active designer and weaver who is extremely involved with the artisan textile community. For many years, Parkdal has lived in Rindö and worked in the Vaxholm area of Stockholm County. As an artist, Parkdal is famous for her classical, minimalist compositions.

She describes her unique designs as displaying their own textile language. Parkdal’s modern rugs and woven textiles have been featured widely within Sweden, including one renowned tapestry that decorates the main assembly hall of the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm.

Parkdal has had a long and productive career with regular exhibitions and publications occurring through 2007.

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Verner Panton

Verner Panton Rugs
Verner Panton

Born in Denmark (1926 – 1998), Vernor Panton is one of the most influential artists of his country in the twentieth century. He is well known for his innovative and futuristic designs made in variety of materials. As an interior designer, he used vibrant colors in his works that were mostly representing 1960s style.

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Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky Rugs
Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky (b. 1866 – 1944) began his career in Moscow where he was a pretty successful economist and lawyer. At the age of 30, decided to give up his career and even turned down at offer to be a professor. He decided to follow his heart and began to study the arts in Germany.

He later became a professor in the iconic Bauhaus School which was located in Munich Germany.

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Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Agam Rugs
Yaacov Agam

Born in 1928, Yaacov Agam (nee Yaakov Gipstein) is one of the bestselling Israeli artists famous for his kinetic sculptures and prismatic agamograph images that include secular abstracts as well as Judaic subjects. Agam was born in Israel and studied art in Jerusalem before working with some of the leading artists in Europe.

By the 1960s, Yaacov Agam became a mainstream sensation with his cutting-edge optical art, lenticular prints and geometric abstracts that translated exceptionally well into the textile mediums, including carpets and tapestries.

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Ziegler & Co.

Ziegler Sultanabad Rugs
Ziegler & Co.

The Persian Ziegler Sultanabad rugs or Ziegler Mahal carpets (as they are also reffed to),  are some of the most decorative rugs ever to have been produced in Persia. This production is one of the first to take on a European influence in an industry that was sheltered from out side influences up to that point.

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Rakel Callander

Rakel Callander Artist Rug by NAzmiyal
Rakel Callander Rugs

Rakel (or Rachel) was a Scandinavian rug and carpet talented designer, working during the mid-twentieth century at the time of the golden age of the Scandinavian design. Indeed, Callendar’s work is highly emblematic of some of the more noteworthy trends to have developed in mid-century Scandinavian design – trends that are enjoying a great revival today.

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