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Modern Swedish Style Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful 21st century Swedish style runner rug with a gray field and light blue and ivory accents with an all-over geometric design. This rug measures 3' x 10'.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Western European Rugs

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Modern Swedish Style Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful 21st century Swedish style runner rug with a gray field and multicolored accents with an all over geometric design. This rug measures 3' 1" x 9' 10".
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Runner Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Runner rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s. Kelim technique. Measure: L 375 cm/ 12' 3 1/2'' W 62 cm/ 24 1/2''.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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  • Runner Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Runner Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Runner Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
  • Runner Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
W 24.41 in. L 147.64 in.
21st Century Modern Swedish Style Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Contemporary Swedish style rug with a gray field and multicolored accents with an all over geometric design. This rug measures 3' 1" x 14' 4".   
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Contemporary Swedish Style Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Modern Swedish Style Runner rug with a gray field and ivory and light blue accents with an all over geometric design. This rug measures 3' 1" x 11' 10".
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug with a gray field and multicolored accents with an all-over geometric design. This rug measures 3' 1" x 8' 2".
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a blue field, ivory and red accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug measures 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a blue field, brown and ivory accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug measures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a light blue field, tan and multicolor accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a light blue field, tan and multicolor accents in an allover classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a cream tan field, bright yellow and gray accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with an ivory field, mustard and brown accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with an ivory field, mustard and brown accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish Style Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a blue field, ivory and red accents in an all-over Classic Scandinavian geometric design. This rug measures 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Inspired Runner A
Located in New York, NY
Swedish inspired runner A Size: 3'2" × 12'3" (96 × 373 cm).
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sca...

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Wool

  • Swedish Inspired Runner A
  • Swedish Inspired Runner A
  • Swedish Inspired Runner A
  • Swedish Inspired Runner A
W 38 in. L 147 in.
Swedish Inspired Runner B
Located in New York, NY
Swedish inspired runner B Size: 3'2" × 12'3" (96 × 373 cm).
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sca...

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Wool

  • Swedish Inspired Runner B
  • Swedish Inspired Runner B
  • Swedish Inspired Runner B
  • Swedish Inspired Runner B
W 38 in. L 147 in.
21st Century Modern Swedish Style Long Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful contemporary Swedish style runner rug, hand knotted wool with a cream tan field, bright yellow and gray accents in an all-over classic Scandinavian geometric design. This ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Runner
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish flat-weave runner. Size: 2'8" × 15'10" (82 × 483 cm) This fabulous vintage carpet runner comes from the period when the art of Swedish design was in full bloom –...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Runner
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat-weave runner. Handwoven.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner Rug. 2 ft 5 in x 10 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Colorful Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-Century - Size: 2 ft 5 in x 10 ft 6 in (0.74 m x 3.2 m).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Nice Vintage Swedish Tapestry Design Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very unusual and beautiful runner from Scandinavia, mid-20th century, with a design of a 18th century tapestries or carpets, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundati...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Scandinavian Inspired Modern Kilim Runner Rug. Size: 3 ft x 11 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Impressive Swedish Scandinavian Inspired Modern Kilim Runner Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: 21st Century. Size: 3 ft x 11 ft 10 in (0.91 m x 3.61 m) Boasting sleek angle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Nice Swedish Flat Runner Kilim
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful 20th century flat-woven Scandinavian rug with beautiful geometrical design and beautiful colors with red, blue, orange, grey and black, entirely handwoven with wool on cott...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

Swedish Flat-Weave Rug/Runner by AB Märta Måås-fjetterström and Barbro Nilsson
By Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson, Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB 1
Located in New York, NY
Swedish flat-weave rug/runner Initialed: AB MMF BN (AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström Barbro Nilsson) Handwoven.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Rug/Runner by Märta Måås-Fjetterström
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in New York, NY
"Lammet" Sweden circa 1929 Initialed: MMF (Märta Måås-Fjetterström) Handwoven Measures: 8'7" x 2'5" (262 x 74 cm).
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Runner by Sverker Greuholm
By Sverker Greuholm
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish flat-weave runner by Sverker Greuholm Size: 3'4" × 10'1" (101 × 307 cm) Simple yet absolutely charming, this Swedish flat-weave runner created by Sverker Greuhol...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Runner
Located in New York, NY
Sweden, circa 1900 Handwoven Measures: 36'0" x 2'10" (1097 x 86 cm).
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Runner, circa Mid-20th Century
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage Swedish flat woven runner from the mid-20th century. It is signed "IS" by the designer, Ingegerd Silow. It features a central field built on variegated stripes in l...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Runner with Scandinavian Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76938, vintage Swedish Rya runner with Scandinavian Modern style. This vintage Swedish Rya runner is simple and stunning, truly embodies Scandinavian modern style. The colors are mut...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Green, Brown and Yellow Handmade Wool Runner
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish green, brown and yellow handmade wool runner. Size: 3'9" × 11'0" (114 × 335 cm). This midcentury vintage Swedish runner rug startles with its simple yet bold col...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner with Swedish Shabby Chic Cottage Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51041 Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner with Swedish Shabby Chic Cottage Style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner creates a stylish runway for nearly any tastefully ap...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Hallway Runner with Rustic Swedish Farmhouse Style
Located in Dallas, TX
73754, vintage Turkish Oushak Hallway runner with Rustic Swedish farmhouse style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak runner with rustic Swedish Farmhouse style is characte...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Runner with Swedish Farmhouse Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
52613, Zeki Muren distressed vintage Turkish Sivas Runner with Swedish Farmhouse style. Lovingly timeworn with Gustavian grace, this hand knotted wool distressed Turkish Sivas runner...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Gustavian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg Kilim Runner. Size: 2' 9" x 7' 10"
By Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous vintage Swedish Kilim Runner by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, country of origin / rug type: Vintage Scandinavian rugs, date: circa mid-20th century. Size: 2 ft 9 in x 7 ft 10 in...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Long Runner with Pacific Northwest Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76917 Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Long Runner with Pacific Northwest Style. Influenced by its geometric pattern and enhanced by Scandinavian Modern style, this hand-woven wool...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner with Romantic Gustavian and Swedish Rococo Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52928 vintage Turkish Oushak runner with romantic Gustavian and Swedish Rococo style 02'11 x 06'10. Take a timeless, tailored design, mix in a dash of romantic connotations and antiq...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Swedish Geometric Wool Runner by Ida Rydelius
By Ida Rydelius
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Swedish geometric wool runner by Ida Rydelius in blue, pink, brown and white Size: 3'4" x 8'1" (101 x 246 cm) Playful yet elegant, this vintage Swedish flat-weav...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Runner with Swedish Farmhouse Style
By Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
51912 Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Runner with Swedish Farmhouse Style 03'02 x 06'05. Lovingly timeworn with Gustavian grace, this hand knotted wool distressed Turkish...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Country Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Runner with Swedish Farmhouse Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52150 Zeki Muren Distressed Vintage Turkish Sivas Runner with Swedish Farmhouse Style. Lovingly timeworn with Gustavian grace, this hand knotted wool distressed Turkish Sivas runner ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Gustavian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner with Gustavian Swedish Style, Pale Subtle Colors
Located in Dallas, TX
51044 Vintage Turkish Oushak Runner with Gustavian Swedish Style, Pale Subtle Colors. Pale subtle tones and soft elegance bring harmony to this Gustavian Swedish style vintage Turkis...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Gustavian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner. Size: 1 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Antique Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900. Size: 1 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in (0.53 m x 3.28 m) Seemingly elegantly ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Pink, Blue and Yellow Flat-Weave Runner by Sverker Greuholm
By Sverker Greuholm
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish pink, blue and yellow flat-weave runner by Sverker Greuholm. Size: 3'4" × 10'1" (101 × 307 cm) Vintage flat-weave runner by Sverker Greuholm, Origin: Sweden, cir...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Flat-Weave Runner by AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström and Barbro Nilsson
Located in New York, NY
Swedish flat-weave runner by AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström and Barbro Nilsson Handwoven Initialed: AB MMF, BN Measures: 7'0" x 3'6" (213 x 107 cm).  
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Inspired Modern Indian Kilim Runner. Size: 3 ft. x 11 ft.
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Scandinavian inspired Indian Kilim runner rug, country of origin: India, date: Modern rug / circa 21st century. Size: 3 ft. x 11 ft. ( 0.91 m x 3.35 m). An eclectic mix of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Runner by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg. Size: 3' 10" x 23' 3"
By Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Runner Rug by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Late- Twentieth Century – Size: 3 ft 10 in x 23 ft 3...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Runner Signed BICE. Size: 3 ft 5 in x 11 ft 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Runner rug signed BICE, origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft. 5 in x 11 ft. 2 in (1.04 m x 3.4 m) In recent years, interior decorators, designers, an...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Kilim Runner with Scandinavian Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76714, vintage Swedish Reversible Kilim runner with Scandinavian modern style. This handwoven vintage Swedish reversible Kilim runner with Scandinavian modern style features five ver...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Floral Runner with Hand Knotted Fringes
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Swedish flat-weave floral runner with hand knotted fringes. Rik Rak pattern border, rust color field depicting butterflies, bees, daisies, tulips, roses, Jasmin, dragon fli...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Runner Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish runner rug.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Swedish Runner Rug
  • Vintage Swedish Runner Rug
  • Vintage Swedish Runner Rug
  • Vintage Swedish Runner Rug
W 45 in. L 132 in.
Vintage Swedish Modern 2 x 8 Geometric Rug or Runner
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Modern 2 x 8 Geometric Rug or Runner<br /> <br /> The rug has a very dense pure wool shag pile in a spectrum of blues, ivory, grey, and a few sprigs of lemon grass.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Vintage Swedish Runner Rug by Agda Österberg
By Agda Österberg
Located in New York, NY
Large Long and Narrow Gallery Size Vintage Swedish Runner Rug by A. Osterberg, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-20th Century
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Runner Rug by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg
By Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Mid-Century corridor carpet features a sleek, modern black, white and primary-color pattern created by award-winning carpet designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg. The endles...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Inspired Runner
Located in New York, NY
Swedish inspired runner. Size: 14'2&quot; × 3'6&quot;.
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

  • Swedish Inspired Runner
  • Swedish Inspired Runner
  • Swedish Inspired Runner
  • Swedish Inspired Runner
W 42 in. L 170 in.
AVintage Swedish Flat Weave Runner
Located in New York, NY
A mid century modern Swedish Flat Weave Runner with color blocked geometric shapes and irregular stripes.
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20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Swedish Design Flat-Weave Runner
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by vintage Swedish rugs, this contemporary rug might be everything that your household ever needed to look truly unique. Handwoven with great care, the carpet luxuriously so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sc...

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Runner by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton
Located in New York, NY
Swedish rug, Scandinavia, mid-20th century, this mod Mid-Century Swedish deco rug epitomizes the pop-art style. The wildly decorated field displays streamlined polychrome waves set o...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Design Flat-Weave Runner
Located in New York, NY
Flat-woven Swedish rugs are unmatched in both their beauty and quality. The interest in them seems to never falter as both rug aficionados and interior designers seek after them tire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sca...

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Wool

Swedish Flat-Weave Runner by Sverker Greuholm
By Sverker Greuholm
Located in New York, NY
This mesmerizing vintage rug is the creation of the renowned Sverker Greuholm, Scandinavian artist and designer.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Runner Design Ingegerd Silow
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Scandinavian Runner Designed by Ingegerd Silow. Multi colored repeat pattern that changes hue in each repeat.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Hall Runner by Rakel Callander
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner by Rakel Callander 49133, country of origin / rug type: Scandinavian rugs, date: circa 1950s. Like many traditional Swedish Kilim runners, t...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Swedish Rug Runners For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of Swedish rug runners is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric and wool, all Swedish rug runners available were constructed with great care. There are 29 antique and vintage Swedish rug runners for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 12 modern editions to choose from as well. Swedish rug runners have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Swedish rug runners are generally popular furniture pieces, but Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many Swedish rug runners are appealing in their simplicity, but Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, Sverker Greuholm and Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson produced popular Swedish rug runners that are worth a look.

How Much are Swedish Rug Runners?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,502, while they’re typically $450 on the low end and $75,000 highest priced.

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.