Breathtaking Vintage Marta Maas Scandinavian Tanga Rug by Barbro Nilsson, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – This stunning blue vintage Scandinavian Marta Maas rug by Barbro Nilsson features one of her most well known designs – Tanga in light gray and blue. The brilliant pattern of its surface design is a source of powerful visual and intellectual delight.
Various shapes in the likeness of seashells or perhaps the penny rug style, add colorful curiosity to the background design. These beautifully composed elements beautifully juxtapose against the soft backdrop of the geometric pattern in varying shades of blue. The overall visual impression of this breathtaking masterpiece is one of delight but also of elusiveness. This is formed by the myriad of illusions that are created when the eye of the observer meets the skillful work of the iconic artist – Barbro Nilsson.
The illusory quality of this vintage mid century rug is created by its fascinating background pattern and color scheme. When combined, these elements give the entire flat woven kilim carpet a multidimensional visual effect.
This illustration bears the likeness of tumultuous waves or glittering ripples on a calm sea. Accentuating this nautical allure are the scattered embellishments that are rendered in rows across the carpet in staggered placement. These tiny figures are all unique in their own right; each one contains its own variation of patterns and colors. As noted above, their shapes mimic those of penny design rugs or seashells, completing the carpet’s design with a hint of organic bliss.
This vintage Tanga rug by Barbro Nilsson is strikingly modern in its daring design and color scheme. That said, some of the design elements of are reflections of the past and historic elements.
This carpet is more than just a decorative rug to put on the floor. It is a high quality piece of textile art that could just as easily grace the floor as it would any wall. It’s raw and beautiful artistic impact is a testament to the masterful artistry of its creator.
Without any doubt or hesitation, this Tanga rug by Barbro Nilsson will add a special charm and beauty to any room’s interior design.