Vintage Swedish Rug Depicting Nils Holgersson 47561
Size: 3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 3 in (0.97 m x 1.3 m)Print
Depicting the much-beloved Swedish character Nils Holgersson, flying on a goose, this whimsical Swedish rug is an absolute delight.
Vintage Swedish Rug Depicting “Nils Holgersson,” Country of Origin: Scandinavian, Circa Date: Mid- 20th Century – Here is an interesting vintage Scandinavian rug: a Swedish kilim rug that depicts the much-beloved fictional character Nils Holgersson, a favorite in Sweden since the first decade of the twentieth century. Characterized by a distinct style of weaving that creates the impression of pixelation to modern audiences, this vintage rug is quintessentially vintage Swedish. Mid-century rugs are prized for their whimsy, as well as for their important and traditional role within Scandinavian society. This absolutely delightful composition works on both of these levels: its whimsy in its colorful and ecstatic style, its tradition in its depiction of a beloved Swedish character. Rich in Scandinavian culture as well as in beauty, this fetching vintage Scandinavian rug is the light-hearted sort of composition that communicates an intimate innocence that remains very much appealing, even today.