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Swedish Carpet from the 1950s
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in Lejre, DK
Scandinavian handwoven carpet made in wool. Rölakan woven in grey, light, golden and yellow colors. Signed I.S. for Ingegerd Silov. Made in circa 1955. Great original condition. Meas...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Swedish Carpet from the 1950s
  • Swedish Carpet from the 1950s
  • Swedish Carpet from the 1950s
  • Swedish Carpet from the 1950s
W 54.34 in. L 79.93 in.
Swedish Handwoven Rya Carpet, 1950
Located in New York, NY
Swedish handwoven Rya carpet Sweden, circa 1950.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flat Weave Röllakan Carpet, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Swedish flat weave Röllakan carpet from the 1950s by unknown designer. Main colours are green and white with a dose of grey. Newly cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flat Weave Röllakan Carpet, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Swedish flat weave Röllakan carpet from the 1950s by unknown designer. Main colours are blue and white with a dose of brown. Newly cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

1950s Swedish Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A colorful handwoven wool rug with a bright botanical motif.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Large Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large midcentury Swedish flat-weave carpet, ‘rölakan’, geometric decor in green and brown, gray center field. Designed 1950s W 302 cm, D 205 cm Materials: Wool Condition: G...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flat Weave Röllakan Carpet Signed W, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Swedish flat weave Röllakan carpet signed W (or maybe M) by unknown designer from the 1950s. Main colours are yellow and white with a dose of a few different brown colours. Newly cle...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Large Midcentury Swedish Flat Weave Carpet, 1950s
Located in Malmo, SE
A large Swedish flat weave carpet by unknown designer. The carpet has a red and white base with multicolored geometrical patterns. Very good vintage condition with some smaller stain...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Large Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet, 1950s
Located in Malmo, SE
Midcentury Swedish flat-weave carpet with a light base and multicolored geometrical patterns. Excellent vintage condition with some smaller signs of usage on lashes.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Pile Carpet by MMF, Sweden, circa 1950
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pile carpet by MMF Marta Maas-Fjetterström, Sweden, circa 1950. Excellent condition, measures: 82" x 61" W.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Flat-Weave Carpet, Sweden, 1950s Wall Hanging Tapestery
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sweden designed 1950s wool woven wall hanging tapestry. Vintage wool tapestry featuring an ombré stripe in black, brown, yellow and cream. Very good condition.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Large 115" Swedish Knotted Rya Carpet, 1950s
Located in Houston, TX
Large Swedish knotted carpet with rya technique, Sweden, circa 1950s. Signed {EN}. Handwoven wool in blue and green hues. Measures: 294 x 181 cm. 115.8 x 71.26 in.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug Designed by Karl Dangel, Sweden, 1950s
By Karl Dangel
Located in Stockholm, SE
Handwoven wool. Measures: L 316 cm/ 10' 5" W 196 cm/ 6' 5 1/2".
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Rug, Designed by Anne-Marie Boberg, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, designed by Anne-Marie Boberg, Sweden. 1950’s. Designed by Anne-Marie Boberg, Sweden. 1950's. Signed AMB. Kelim technique. L: 300 cm/ 9' 11'' W: 200 cm/ 6' 7''
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Vintage 1950s Swedish More Carpets

Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Carpet, circa 1950-1960
By Vävaregården
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Handvävd Rölakan (handwoven flat-weave) Woven marker mark, Vävaregården in Eringsboda, founded by Erik Lundberg uses a picture/logo rather than letter, see photo. Good condi...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flatweave Carpet
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Swedish wool flatweave carpet circa 1950's. Signed with woven initials.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Swedish Flatweave Carpet
  • Swedish Flatweave Carpet
  • Swedish Flatweave Carpet
  • Swedish Flatweave Carpet
W 98 in. L 67 in.
Midcentury Swedish Flat Weave Carpet (Dubble Weave), 1950s
Located in Malmo, SE
A midcentury Swedish dubble weave carpet (can be used with both sides up). Very decorative geometrical patterns. Goda vintage condition, some fading on one of the edges (short si...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Vintage Swedish Rug/Carpet, Hand Knotted, circa 1950s
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine vintage Swedish rug/carpet, hand knotted, circa 1950s Design: Art Deco Carpets and rugs have been handmade knotted wool in Sweden for centuries, taking on many different f...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Modernist Swedish Carpet
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A modernist, handwoven Swedish carpet in a simplified, geometric pattern.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Modernist Swedish Carpet
  • Modernist Swedish Carpet
  • Modernist Swedish Carpet
  • Modernist Swedish Carpet
W 93 in. L 64 in.
Maj Svanstrom Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet, 1950s
By Klockaregardens Hemslojd Scandinavian
Located in Houston, TX
Maj Svanström, flat-weave carpet, manufactured by Klockaregårdens Hemsljöd, Tällberg, Sweden. Sweden, circa 1950s. Woven manufacturer's initials {KH} right corner. Desig...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool, Linen

Vintage Handwoven Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Rodbroka" Rug in Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Ann-Mari Forsberg Sweden, 1950s “Rodbroka” rug. Handwoven wool in shades of red on linen warp. Designed in 1944. Handwoven at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Märta...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish More Carpets

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Wool

Fine Vintage Swedish Rug/Carpet, Hand Knotted, circa 1950s
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine vintage Swedish rug/carpet, hand knotted, circa 1950s Design: Art Deco Carpets and rugs have been handmade knotted wool in Sweden for centuries, taking on many different f...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Art Deco Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Ingegerd Silow, Signed Flat-Weave Carpet, Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet / rug by Ingegerd Silow. Most likely woven in the 1950s. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed Follows a lineage of Modernist ru...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Karin Jönsson, Signed Flat-Weave Carpet, Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet / rug by Karin Jönsson. Most likely woven in the 1950s. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed. Follows a lineage of Modernist...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Carpet by Erik Lundberg Model "Korall" by Vävaregården, 1950s
By Erik Lundberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely ro¨lakan carpet designed by Erik Lundberg and produced by Va¨varega°rden, Eringsboda, Sweden, 1950s. Signed "V". Measures: 167 cm x 242 cm.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet Attributed to Birgitta Södergren, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in Malmo, SE
A midcentury Swedish flat-weave carpet signed BS (signature attributed to Birgitta Södergren). The carpet has a base in an off-white/light grey color with different shades of blue as...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Fine Vintage Swedish Shag Rug/Carpet, Hand Knotted, circa 1950s
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine vintage Swedish Shag rug/carpet, hand knotted, circa 1950s Design: Shag rug, Art Deco Carpets and rugs have been handmade knotted wool in Sweden for centuries, taking on m...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Art Deco Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Birgitta Södergren, Signed Flat-Weave Carpet, Green-Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet / rug by Birgitta Södergren. Most likely woven in the 1950s. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed Follows a lineage of modern...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flat-Weave Wool Carpet
By Judith Johansson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Swedish flat-weave wool carpet in amazing condition! Exceptionally clean showing no wear! Geometric design in shades of browns and tans. Great large size, 78" x 144" in size.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Flatweave Carpet Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Large midcentury flat-weave carpet designed by unknown designer. Produced in Sweden. Signed CB.   
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Flatweave Carpet Produced in Sweden
  • Flatweave Carpet Produced in Sweden
  • Flatweave Carpet Produced in Sweden
  • Flatweave Carpet Produced in Sweden
W 111.42 in. L 74.41 in.
Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
By Ingrid Dessau
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage double-sided flat-weave carpet, Sweden, 1950s. Kasthall Ab, Sweden. Handmade. Measurements: Length 241 cm, width 168 cm. Condition: Good original condition, with som...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Märta Måås-fjetterström "Blå Taggen" Flat-Weave Carpet, Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet or rug by Märta Måås-Fjetterström. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed. Designed circa 1950s. Other artists include Berit...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s. Wool. Signed SB.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
W 69.3 in. L 79.93 in.
Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s. Wool. Signed SB.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
W 69.3 in. L 79.93 in.
Swedish Modern Carpet by Berit Koenig, Sweden, circa 1955
By Berit Koenig
Located in New York, NY
Berit Koenig carpet; wool. Svensk Hemslöjd, Sweden, circa 1955. Handwoven wool. Signed SH BK. Measures: 6'5" x 10'. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Flatweave Swedish Carpet by Sigvard Bernadotte
By Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Lovely handwoven flatweave carpet by Sigvard Bernadotte, the "Design Prince of Sweden". White geometric figures against alternating backgrounds in muted shades of blue, light blue, a...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Rug, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s Wool Kelim technique.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Sweden, 1950s
W 59.06 in. L 96.46 in.
Mid-Century Carpet Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Mid-Century reversible carpet produced in Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Ingegerd Silow Carpet Produced in Sweden
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in Malmo, SE
Mid-Century carpet designed by Ingegerd Silow. Produced in Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Ingegerd Silow Carpet Produced in Sweden
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in Malmo, SE
Midcentury carpet designed by Ingegerd Silow. Produced in Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Ingrid Dessau Carpet Produced in Sweden
By Ingrid Dessau
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare carpet designed by Ingrid Dessau produced in Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Linen

Vintage Geometric Swedish Flat Weave Carpet
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An outstanding example of a Scandinavian modern carpet in wool. Bold geometrics and neutral greys combine for an outstanding piece. Signed with artists initials to left corner.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Rya Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Sweden, circa 1950s Swedish Rya technique Dark gray field with bold yellow, purple, orange and green leaves.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet by Ingegerd Silow
Located in Hudson, NY
Flat-weave carpet in shades of cream with red and light green accents. Woven initials.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Anna Johanna Ångström Carpet Produced in Sweden
By Anna Johanna Ångström
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare flat-weave carpet designed by Anna Johanna Ångström. Produced in Sweden. Signed Å.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Large Mid-Century Carpet Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Large Mid-Century carpet. Produced in Sweden. Signed with initials ‘N.I’.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Anne-Marie Boberg carpet produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Midcentury carpet designed by Anne-Marie Boberg. Produced in Sweden
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s. Kelim technique. Handwoven wool. Measures: L 300 cm/ 9 10 1/2" W 200 cm/ 6' 7 1/4".
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
W 78.75 in. L 118.12 in.
Rug Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug anonymous. Sweden, 1950s. Handwoven wool. Kelim technique. L: 305 cm/ 10' W: 208 cm/ 6' 11''
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
W 81.89 in. L 120.08 in.
Handmade Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet, Signed "ML"
Located in Houston, TX
Swedish. Flat-weave carpet, Sweden, early 1950s. Handmade with original fringes. Handmade, pure wool. Measures: Length 250 cm x width 160 cm. Unknown designer, signed with...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Carpet by Marianne Richter, "Blue Forest"
By Marianne Richter, Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB 1
Located in New York, NY
Swedish pile carpet by Marianne Richter, "Blue Forest" Sweden, circa 1954 Initialed: AB MMF MR (AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter) Materials: 100% wool woven...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Anonymous Swedish Rug, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Kelim technique.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Anonymous Swedish Rug, 1950s
  • Anonymous Swedish Rug, 1950s
  • Anonymous Swedish Rug, 1950s
  • Anonymous Swedish Rug, 1950s
W 78.75 in. L 120.87 in.
Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950's
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950's. Handwoven in Kelim technique. L: 297 cm/ 9' 9'' W: 194 cm/ 6' 5''
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950's
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950's
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950's
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950's
W 76.38 in. L 116.93 in.
Woven Wool Rug, 1950s, Sweden
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s woven wool rug from Sweden.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet Sweden, circa 1950 Swedish flat-weave technique Initialed 'TBP'.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
20th century Swedish flat-weave carpet.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
20th century Swedish, flat-weave carpet.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
By Klockaregardens Hemslojd Scandinavian
Located in New York, NY
20th century Swedish flat-weave carpet, initialed "KH HJ" Klockargårdens Hemslöjd, Tällberg, Hjördis Jansson.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
Located in New York, NY
20th century Swedish flat-weave carpet.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s. Handwoven wool. Pile technique. Measures: L 210 cm/ 6' 11'' W 140 cm/ 4' 7 1/2''.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
W 55.12 in. L 82.68 in.
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Swedish Carpet 1950 For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Swedish carpet 1950 for your home. Each Swedish carpet 1950 for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and linen. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer Swedish carpet 1950, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A Swedish carpet 1950, designed in the Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made Swedish carpet 1950 has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson and Ingegerd Silow are consistently popular.

How Much is a Swedish Carpet 1950?

Prices for a Swedish carpet 1950 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $547 and can go as high as $140,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,500.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.