Lot 5036

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug 9 ft 2 in x 6 ft 10 in (2.79 m x 2.08 m)

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid-20th Century

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This delightful Scandinavian flatweave rug from the mid-20th century makes the perfect addition to today’s style trends. The rug features earthy colors and playful design with abstract plants and animals. It has a tribal feel that would easily fit into a Boho chic design, but it also has a retro feel, too.

The design is fascinating because it uses angular shapes to create organic motifs. The organic theme is still present, but the curves and softness of the natural world have been transformed in a way that gives it an abstract expressionist quality. One of the favorite themes of midcentury design was exploring the intersection between the natural world and the built world. You can see this concept in the work of artists and architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and the rug designs of Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom.

Although the artist who created this rug is unknown, it has many of the characteristics that you find in classic midcentury design. This would be the perfect addition to a retro-inspired room or in a room authentic, midcentury antiques. Organic, earthy colors have become even more popular in recent years, and this rug would blend in well. It almost tells a story of the lives of the animals and presents them in a natural setting as they go about their daily lives. Yet, the angular nature almost feels as if the modern world has encroached on them in some way. Perhaps the artist was trying to make a statement about man’s encroachment on the natural world.

This is a fascinating vintage rug from a historical and artistic standpoint, and it is a beautiful piece for your room, too. It is perfect for a range of contemporary room designs, and it is an excellent example of midcentury artwork. This a versatile piece that will be certain to inspire conversation and add a piece that has a lively design but also a more tranquil color theme. This is an essential piece for both collectors of midcentury artwork and contemporary interior designers.


Overall excellent condition. Sides are and ends complete and original. Rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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