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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 6017

Signed Vintage Geometric Swedish Scandinavian Kilim Rug 8 ft x 5 ft 5 in (2.44 m x 1.65 m)

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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Magnificent Signed “NN” Vintage Geometric Swedish Scandinavian Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia, Mid – 20th Century

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From galleries to art collectors to interior decorators, people all cross the globe have recently taken an interest in the vintage mid-century Scandinavian rugs that are representative of the aesthetic values of the movement. Scandinavian rug weavers have had a tremendous influence in the world of interior design since the early part of the 20th century. This specific vintage flat woven rug is an excellent example of Scandinavian design.

The tradition of using geometric designs in Scandinavian goes back several centuries. The influence of designers of mid-20th century helped the form to evolve into the flat weave designs that are just as popular today as they ever were.

This specific vintage Scandinavian Kilim rug features a mix of warm and cool colors. Set against a soft neutral colored background, this Swedish kilim evokes a feeling of peace and tranquility as well warmth and innocence. Its tones are muted and the design is interwoven in a way that creates a free flowing feeling of serenity.

The geometry of this vintage mid century rug utilizes the square and rectangle as the basis for the overall design. The inner field boasts a labyrinth like motif that draws the eye inward to the center of the two colorful square designs.

One of the more interesting traits of this Swedish Scandinavian kilim rug is that it has two symmetrical central focal points. These two rectangular center are connected by the only true grey colored rectangle.

The solid borders that frame the rug draws the eye outward from the central motif to the rest of the room. They also help create a magnificent three dimension feeling as though we would need to walk down a couple of steps to reach the center.

This rug is sure to brighten up any minimalist decor and has the ability to create a focal point that speaks of its mid century Scandinavian roots.

In the tradition of Scandinavian rug makers, a signature can be found in the lower right-hand corner of the this Swedish Scandinavian Kilim Rug . The NN signature makes this an artist’s piece and a fine example of Scandinavian art.


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