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Vintage Swedish Rug
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Swedish rug in soft faded colours with blue and earth tones. This piece was handwoven in the 1940s.
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20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 45.28 in. L 80.71 in.
Vintage Swedish Rug by Ulla Parkdal, 1950
By Ulla Parkdal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Swedish flat-weave rug in various shades of blue and green with geometric border compositions. Signed UP.
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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

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage Swedish flat-weave Kilim with two mirrored stylized trees-of-life amidst a field of stylized flowers. The border is complementary with repeated diamonds with alte...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Kilim Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 100 in. L 110 in.
Vintage Swedish Brown Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish brown rug Size: 4'7" × 6'5" (139 × 195 cm) This unique geometrically designed vintage Swedish rug from 1940 features a deep red field and various abstractions in th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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W 55 in. L 77 in.
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

Vintage Handwoven Swedish Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven Swedish rug has a shaded icy gray overall field with stylized ivory rows enclosing unexpected deco geometric motif, in refined medial stripes.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rollaken Rug
By Irma Kronlund
Located in New York, NY
Rollakens are the perfect rug for a city apartment or beach house. They are contemporary and bold in design and balanced by a wonderful soft palette which makes them extremely decora...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Barbro Spingchorn. Size: 4 ft x 9 ft 7 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish rug by Barbro Springchorn, origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century, Size: 4 ft. x 9 ft. 7 in (1.22 m x 2.92 m) This sophisticated vintage rug from Sweden showcases ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug. Size: 3 ft x 5 ft 5 in (0.91 m x 1.65 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid-20th Century. Size: 3 ft x 5 ft 5 in (0.91 m x 1.65 m).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful vintage Scandinavian Swedish rug, country of origin: Scandinavia, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft 10 in x 9 ft 2 in (2.08 m x 2.79 m). This delightful Scandinavian ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Swedish Deco Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This midcentury authentic handwoven Swedish Deco rug has an ivory overall field accented with abstract brush-like strokes of brown, slate, and stone.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat-weave rug, Sweden, circa 1950 Handwoven Initialed: UB (Uhra-Beata Simberg-Ehrstrom).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Swedish Pile Rug, 8' x 10'
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish pile rug. A wonderful midcentury, circa 1960. Swedish pile rug with an almost starburst design. Size: 8' x 10'.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Swedish Kilim style flat-woven carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rya Carpet, Swedish Rug, Colorful
Located in New York, NY
1960s Swedish Rya rug with a colorful, plush wool pile. Size: 4'6" X 6'7".     
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat-weave Rug Sweden, circa 1920 Handwoven.  
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

Vintage Swedish Rug by Ingrid Dessau. Size: 5 ft 5 in x 7 ft 9 in
By Ingrid Dessau
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian rug, Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft 5 in x 7 ft 9 in (1.65 m x 2.36 m)  
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Style Swedish Kilim Rug, Rollakan Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Dallas, TX
77404, vintage Scandinavian Modern style Swedish Kilim rug, Rollakan rug with boho chic hygge vibes. With its geometric design and Bohemian hygge vibes, this handwoven wool vintage S...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Style Swedish Kilim Rug, Rollakan Rug
By Anna Johanna Ångström, Ida Rydelius, Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Dallas, TX
77403, vintage Scandinavian Modern style Swedish Kilim rug, Rollakan rug. With its bold geometric design and balanced symmetry, this handwoven wool vintage Swedish Kilim rug highligh...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug. Size: 4 ft 1 in x 6 ft 9 in (1.24 m x 2.06 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish rug, country of origin: Sweden, circa early 20th century. Size: 4 ft 1 in x 6 ft 9 in (1.24 m x 2.06 m). This magnificent floral vintage rug from Sweden features a ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Vintage Handwoven Ingegerd Silow Swedish Rug
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven Swedish rug has an overall weathered brown field with horizontal rows of stylized graphic lozenges, interrupted by charcoal panels and golden accents, in a sha...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Pile Rug, 1920-1930
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Pile rug circa 1920-1930 Double-sided.  
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Pile Weave Rug, 1931
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish pile weave rug Sweden, circa 1931. Initialed "HJ" Hilma Jansson. Handwoven 100% wool.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Deco Rug, Signed TPB
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This traditional handwoven Swedish Deco rug has an overall field of broad alternating turquoise and sapphire rows overlaid by checkered ivory cells, each enclosing ruby panels, separ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Rug, 1920
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Rug Sweden, circa 1920 Handwoven.  
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Anna Joanna Angstrom. Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 7 in
By Anna-Joanna Angstrom
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rug by Anna Joanna Angstrom, Origin: Sweden, circa Mid-20th Century. Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.35 m x 2.01 m).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Pile Rug, 1930-1950
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish pile rug Sweden, circa 1930-1950. 100% wool Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug Gustavian Swedish Style
Located in Dallas, TX
74101, vintage Turkish Oushak rug Gustavian Swedish style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug features a double stepped centre medallion anchored with trefoil leaf pen...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Signed Handwoven Vintage Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage handwoven signed Swedish rug has a shaded refined mole brown field with scattered varied geometric shapes, in a darker brown border. Signed by the original artist.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Anna Greta Sjöqvist. Size: 4 ft 10 in x 7 ft 5 in
By Anna-Greta Sjöqvist
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rug by Anna Greta Sjöqvist, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century. Size: 4 ft 10 in x 7 ft 5 in (1.47 m x 2.26 m) This definitive vintage carpet from Sweden featur...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Handwoven Swedish Rug Signed by Weaver
By Marianne Richter, Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This traditional handwoven Swedish deco rug has an overall field of checked broad alternating green and light green row. Signed by Weaver: AB MMF Marianne Richter for Marta Maas F...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, 1950s, 1B598
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage Scandinavian Rya rug in original good condition. It has been made in the middle of 20th century in yellow and brown shades.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, 1950s, 1B600
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Scandinavian Rya rug in blue shade. The rug is from the middle of 20th century, in original good condition and made out of soft wool.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, 1950s, 1B597
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage Scandinavian Rya woollen rug in different shades of blue and abstract design. The rug is soft and in original good condition.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Swedish Farmhouse Style
Located in Dallas, TX
50128, vintage Turkish Oushak rug with Swedish Farmhouse style. Representing a stylish union of traditional and sophisticated chic, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Pile Rug by Brita Grahn
By Brita Grahn
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish pile rug by Brita Grahn Sweden, circa 1940-1950. Initialled: ah. Signed: Brita Grahn Handwoven.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Pile Rug by Brita Grahn
By Brita Grahn
Located in New York, NY
"Grå Rundel" Vintage Swedish Pile Rug by Brita Grahn Sweden circa 1950-1960 Signed: Brita Grahn 100% wool woven over a cotton foundation.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Handmade Sunflower Rya Shag Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Put some sunshine on the floor! You can't help but smile when you see this bright and cheerful rug, yet the colors are just subdued enough not to jump out at you. Hand-hooked of wool...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Yarn

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Swedish Cottage Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52469 Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Swedish Cottage Style. This gorgeous authentic hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak Rug features all the charms of Swedish Cottage Style. So...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug with Swedish Farmhouse Style
Located in Dallas, TX
75204 Vintage Persian Tabriz rug with Swedish Farmhouse Style 04'00 X 07'07. This hand-knotted wool vintage Tabriz rug features beautiful vase motifs along the center of an abrashed ...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rag Rug with Rya Design
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish rag rug with Rya Design.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Cotton, Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Aina Kange. Size: 4 ft 3 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.3 m x 2.01 m)
By Aina Kånge
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish rug by Aina Kange, origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 3 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.3 m x 2.01 m) Quite the charming vintage mid century Swedish rug by designe...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Rug, 1920
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat-weave rug Vintage Scandinavian stripe pattern in ivory with a variety of grey and brown nuances. Sides have a border with a flat pattern in different brown nuan...
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Vintage 1920s Scandinavian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style, Rollakan Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
76644 Swedish Rollakan Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern style. This hand-woven wool vintage Swedish Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern style features a striped pattern composed of ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Mid Century Rya Rug Blekingerya, Sweden
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful Swedish Blekingerya Rya rug in a medium dark avocado green. Kept in storage for most of its life, this rug is in exceptional condition. Rare solid color example without dec...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Red and Beige Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Sweden in 1970, this vintage Swedish wool kilim rug features a distinct design most notably for its open border style. Hand knotted in high-quality wool with an arra...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Wedding Rya Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter
Located in Dallas, TX
77402, vintage Swedish wedding Rya rug with Scandinavian Modern style. With its geometric design and Bohemian hygge vibes, this hand knotted wool vintage wedding Rya rug beautifully ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug. 4 ft x 8 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous Colorful Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-Century - Size: 4 ft x 8 ft 3 in (1.22 m x 2.51 m).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Swedish Gustavian Cottage Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52959 vintage Turkish Oushak rug with Swedish Gustavian Cottage style. Balancing Swedish simplicity with Gustavian grace, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug displays n...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rare Vintage Handwoven Swedish Rug by Ingegerd Silow
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in Stockholm, SE
This rug is all about a warm and sunny feelings. Woven circa 1960s with a distinctive color palette in warm yellow, brown-yellow and purple. Handwoven rare pattern designed and signe...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rug by Corneille. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 6 ft 10 in (2.01 m x 2.08 m)
By Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish rug by Corneille, Origin: Sweden, circa early 20th century. Size: 6 ft 7 in x 6 ft 10 in (2.01 m x 2.08 m) Created in Sweden, this exquisite art carpet depicts col...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Swedish Gustavian Cottage Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52965 vintage Turkish Oushak rug with Swedish Gustavian Cottage style 05'08 x 08'07. Balancing Swedish simplicity with Gustavian grace, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Room Size Midcentury Scandinavian Swedish Pile Rug
By Nazmiyal Collection
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful room size vintage midcentury Scandinavian Swedish pile rug, origin: Sweden, circa early 20th century. Size: 8 ft. 6 in x 12 ft. 8 in (2.59 m x 3.86 m) Vintage and midcen...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

"Bjornarna" Vintage Swedish Pile and Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
"Bjornarna" Attributed to Ebba Swedenborg, Sodra Kalmar lans Hemslojdsforening. Sweden, circa 1930. Pile and flat-weave with a design of polar bears and icebergs. Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Brita Grahn
By Brita Grahn
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish flat-weave Rug by Brita Grahn Sweden, circa 1950 Signed "IH Brita Grahn" Handwoven.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77037, vintage Swedish Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern style - Rollakan flat-weave rug. This handwoven wool vintage Swedish Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern style features an ab...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug with Swedish Farmhouse Cottage Style
Located in Dallas, TX
50848, vintage Turkish Oushak rug with Swedish Farmhouse Cottage style. This hand knotted wool vintage Turkish Oushak rug features five columns of leafy tendrils in an organized patt...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Distressed Vintage Turkish Rug with Romantic Swedish Farmhouse Style
Located in Dallas, TX
71513, distressed vintage Turkish rug with Romantic Swedish farmhouse style. Full of character and charm, this hand knotted wool distressed vintage Turkish rug with features an all-o...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Romantic Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76642, vintage Swedish Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern style. This handwoven wool vintage Swedish Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern style features a geometric pattern of stepped ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Vintage Swedish Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage Swedish rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A vintage Swedish rug — often made from fabric, wool and linen — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a vintage Swedish rug, we have 337 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the vintage Swedish rug you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A vintage Swedish rug is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage Swedish rug over the years, but those crafted by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Ingegerd Silow and Ingrid Dessau are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Swedish Rug?

A vintage Swedish rug can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,750, while the lowest priced sells for $319 and the highest can go for as much as $98,636.

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.