Vintage Pablo Picasso Scandinavian Rug, Origin: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Here is a compelling and dynamic vintage carpet – an art rug that was produced in France during the middle years of the twentieth century. Generally speaking, the term “mid-century” is used to describe the exciting series of changes that affected the entire art world between the 1920’s and the 1970’s. During this period, important ideas about art and aesthetics were challenged, and many new ideas and styles were born. This superb mid-century art carpet is an exceptional artistic piece that recreates the famous Picasso work known as the “Femme au chapeau” or “Woman with hat.” In true Picasso fashion, the stylized bi-chromatic face has an arresting expression emphasized by the high-contrast colors and bold inky black lines. This phenomenal art carpet is drawn in a vigorous abstract style that gives the portrait a larger-than-life presence when combined with the dazzling array of clear primary colors and achromatic details that are inextricably linked to Picasso’s distinctive works. Colorful crosshatching, carved lino-cut accents and shaggy outlines collectively recreate the artful imperfections that give block prints their rustic beauty.