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Mid-Century Cream and Brown Swedish Wool Rug by Aina Kånge at Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Cream and Brown Swedish Wool Rug by Aina Kånge at Doris Leslie Blau Size: 5'2" × 8'2" (157 × 248 cm) A vintage flatweave wool rug by Swedish designer Aina Kånge. Woven ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Bluish Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish "Rya" rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 179 x 118 cm in size. This carpet has a highly unique design that incorporates aqua coral colors including gr...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Geometric Swedish Wool Rug by Judith Johansson at Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Vintage geometric beige, green, blue, red Swedish wool rug by Judith Johansson at Doris Leslie Blau Size: 9'6" × 16'6" (289 × 502 cm) While Judith Johansson was born in a small rural...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Green Tones Vintage Swedish Wool Kilim, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish kilim woven circa 1950 and measures 247 x 157 CM. This kilim has an all-over design and has been woven using different hues of green to create an abstr...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Kilim Western European Rugs

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Wool

Circa 1950 Vintage Brown Swedish Wool Rya Rug
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish “Rya” rug woman circa 1950 and measures 190 x 105 cm in size. This rock has an extremely simplistic modern design consisting of three rectangles enclos...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Mid 20th Century Handwoven Signed Swedish Wool Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This signed Swedish rug features a field with eight horizontal rows and four vertical rows of deep blue and light blue rectangular panels divided by a framework of ivory and biscuit-...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Olive Green Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 190 x 103 cm in size. This rug has an extremely unique design which gives inspiration to its color combinatio...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Swedish Wool rug in Flat-Weave signed V.J.
Located in Stockholm, SE
Shades of grey, handwoven, this vintage rug is a perfect example of traditional Swedish design, circa 1960s. Characterized by a simple geometric pattern and hand woven with care. The...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Signed Swedish Wool Kilim By Ingegerd Silow, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish kilim woven circa 1920 and it measures 282 X 200 CM. The design of this kilim is attributed to Ingegerd Silow, one of the most influential designers in...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rya Red Field Swedish Wool Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a Vintage Swedish "Rya" rug woven circa 1950-1970 and measures 200 X 146 CM. It features an exciting contemporary mid-century design that fits perfectly in modern settings. I...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Sweden Wool Carpet by Ingrid Dessau for kinnasand Carpet, 1990
By Ingrid Dessau
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Incredibly rare wool rug by the prestigious Ingrid Dessau for Kinnasand exclusively made in India. like new, never been used.
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1990s Swedish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Wool Rya Yellow & Brown Field Vintage Rug, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1920 - 1950 and measures 228 x 170 CM in size. Its all-over field design is comprised of nine columns of repeating ellipse-shaped...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Uniform Matrix Design Vintage Swedish Wool Rya Rug, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish "Rya" rug woven circa 1950 - 1970 and measures 172 x 116 cm in size. This rug utilizes a unique uniform matrix design set on a cream-colored background. the...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Wool Rya Green Olive Field Color Vintage, 1920-1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish "Rya" rug woven circa 1920-1950 and measures 198 X 138 CM. It features a mesmerizing contemporary mid-century design that looks simple but complex at the sa...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern, Swedish Wool Flat-Weave Rug in Blues, Rollakan
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern, Swedish Mid-Century Modern wool flat-weave rug with a graphic design in light, medium and dark blue, finished with white fringe. Professional cleaned. Measur...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

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Wool

Vintage Geometric Swedish Wool Rug by Ingegerd Silow at Doris Leslie Blau
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in New York, NY
Vintage geometric Swedish beige, brown, gold, green wool rug by Ingegerd Silow by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 4'6" × 6'5" (137 × 195 cm).
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavia...

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All-Over Field Vintage Dark-Brown & Orange Swedish Wool Rya Rug, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a semi-antique Swedish “Rya” rug woven circa 1950 and measures 203 x 141CM. It has an all-over design comprised of one extra-large floral motif that encompasses the entire ca...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Western European 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.
Swedish Pile Carpet by Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Tusenkonan"
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare low pile Swedish wool carpet titled "Tusenkonan" by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, circa 1930s, signed AB MMF.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rug “Arkad Checkerboard” Designed by Gunilla Lagerhem-Ullberg, Sweden
By Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug “Arkad Checkerboard” designed by Gunilla Lagerhem-Ullberg for Kasthall, Sweden. Wool. Measures: L 300 cm/ 9' 10 1/2" W 200 cm/ 6' 7 1/4".
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Antique 1880s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful mounted vintage Swedish wool textile with a bold large-scale golden sunburst in the center with brown and gold stripes at the ends. The textile is hand woven of two panel...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

  • Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
  • Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
  • Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
  • Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
H 53 in. W 82 in. D 1 in.
Midcentury Scandinavian Sofa "Tornado" by Ib Eric Merthen for IRE, Sweden
By Eric Merthen
Located in Karlstad, SE
A three-seat sofa model "Tornado" by Erik Merthen for IRE Möbler (Sweden), 1960s. This is the type of sofa that looks great from any angle. With the low profile frame of teak and de...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Teak, Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Neutral Colors Wool Rug by Ingegerd Silow Woven 'IS'
By Ingegerd Silow
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish wool rug in neutral colors by Ingegerd Silow. Woven signature to edge 'IS' Size: 4'4" × 6'6" (132 × 198 cm) Ingegerd Silow was an internationally known mas...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Marta Maas Fjerterstrom Flat-Weave Rug Signed MMF, 1937
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Brussels, BE
Vintage Swedish wool flat-weave rug, designed by Marta Maas-Fjetterström (1873-1941). Made in 1937. Signed MMF which is proof Marta made this rug during her lifetime. After her de...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rya Rug by Mairanne Richter for Wahlbecks, Linkoping, Sweden
By FLP Sweden
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A well woven high pile Rya rug in a mult mix of reds, black and deep toned scarlet / purple called Alvastra red. Designed by Mairanne Richter (1916-2010) who worked closely with fame...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Modern Red Wool Ribbon Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Swedish modern red wool upholstered bent plywood chair in the style of the work by Verner Panton for Storz and Palmer. One piece bent plywood frame designed to conform to the body's ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Lounge Chairs

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Wool

  • Swedish Modern Red Wool Ribbon Chair
  • Swedish Modern Red Wool Ribbon Chair
  • Swedish Modern Red Wool Ribbon Chair
  • Swedish Modern Red Wool Ribbon Chair
H 33.5 in. W 25 in. D 35 in.
Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Ingegerd Silow with Scandinavian Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77034 Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Ingegerd Silow with Scandinavian Modern Style 05'01 x 08'02. Endlessly versatile, soothing and grounding, this hand-woven wool vintage Swedish kili...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Rolakan Carpet Handwoven Wool
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Swedish Rolakan carpet handwoven wool. Geometric patterns. Signed with monograms GK. Measures: 166 x 92 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish More Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Oak and Wool Easychairs
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of´Swedish 1950s oak armchairs with original fabric in strawberry red wool. Stabile and good condition. Additional pics can be sent upon request. Excellent pieces for reuphols...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Oak

  • Midcentury Swedish Oak and Wool Easychairs
  • Midcentury Swedish Oak and Wool Easychairs
  • Midcentury Swedish Oak and Wool Easychairs
  • Midcentury Swedish Oak and Wool Easychairs
H 31.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 27.56 in.
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

Mid-Century Handwoven Wool Swedish Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This mid 20th century Swedish rug has a field with an overall design of striped ivory and taupe interlocking angular bands running diagonally upwards and horizontally, between the ba...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Wool Flat-Weave Carpet, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Thick wool flat-weave rug, patchwork pattern. Sweden circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Signed Midcentury Handwoven Wool Swedish Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This handwoven Swedish rug has a shaded blue, taupe and purple-brown field with horizontal bands of polychrome small lozenges surrounding wide bands containing large serrated linked ...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Wool Flatweave Swedish Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour Modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s More Carpets

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Wool

Handwoven Wool Swedish Revival Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour Modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Indian Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid Century Wool Signed Handwoven Swedish Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This mid-century signed Swedish rug has a field with shaded terracotta, chocolate-brown, sandy-brown and light burgundy-red stepped and linked lozenges outlined with a yellow stripe,...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Lounge Chairs by Alf Svensson for Ljungs Industrier, Sweden, Midcentury, 1950s
By Alf Svensson, Ljungs Industrier Sweden
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of lounge chairs designed by Alf Svensson. Produced by Ljungs industrier during the 1950s in Sweden. Rare early metal version with original flag halyard weaving in the seat. The...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Contemporary Swedish Hand-Knotted Wool Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Swedish hand-knotted wool area rug green, beige, and black geometric pattern (from Doris Leslie Blau) (measure: 15 x 9'). One of the oldest and the most prominent rug ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Post-Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Signed Mid-Century Wool Handwoven Swedish Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This Mid-Century Swedish rug has a shaded blue field with a central column of linked chocolate brown and dark-brown sharp lozenges flanked at each side by similarly colored part-loze...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Contemporary Swedish Inspired Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s More Carpets

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Wool

21st Century Modern Swedish-Style Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Modern Swedish-Style with brownfield and multicolored geometric patterns all over the rug. This rug measures 8' 3" x 10' 4"
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2010s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Rolakan Carpet Hand Woven Wool
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Swedish Rolakan carpet hand woven wool. geometric patterns. Signed with monograms KB. Measures: 230 x 170 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Modern Folke Jansson Orion Wool Bouclé Sofa 1950's
By Folke Jansson
Located in Brussels, BE
Rare sofa model Orion designed by Folke Jansson. Produced by SM Wincrantz in Sweden in 1950's. Reupholstered in wool bouclé.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

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Brass

Lisa Johansson, Swedish Artist, Wool on Board, Modernist Mountain Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lisa Johansson, Swedish artist. Wool on board. Modernist mountain landscape, late 20th century. The board measures: 33 x 26.5 cm. Frame measures: 5.5 cm. Signed in monogram. In v...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Decorative Art

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Wool

Swedish Kilim Inspired Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Indian Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Swedish Kilim Inspired Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour Modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Indian Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Swedish Kilim Inspired Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour Modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Indian Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Handwoven Wool Swedish Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This signed Swedish rug has a chocolate-brown field with an outer band of polychrome octogen lozenges and a similar spaced band of lozenges around a moss-green rectangular panel with...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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

Handwoven Swedish Inspired Contemporary Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour Modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Indian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Rollakan Wool Textile Multicolor, Early 19th
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a Vintage Swedish Textile woven during the early of the 19th century and measures 93 X 50 CM. It features a vibrant and exciting design. Moreover, it uses an incredible range...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scand...

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Wool

Handwoven Swedish Kilim Style Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Indian Kilim Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Scandinavian Design Folke Ohlsson Armchairs in Oak & Wool, Swedish 1950’s
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in London, GB
A lovely pair of Folke Ohlsson chairs in oak designed for DUX in the 1950’s. Beautiful elegant lines and curves to the oak frame which has amazing grain and colour, complemented nice...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Oak

Early 1900s Swedish Signed Handwoven Wool Kilim Rug
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This traditional handwoven Swedish rug has a blue and brown striped field each enclosing linked stepped lozenge rows, in similar sand and ivory lozenge borders, between delicate geom...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Kilim Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Swedish Deco Style Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This handwoven Swedish deco style flat-weave rug has an organic yellow, blue, charcoal, and white geometric pattern, in a border of blue, taupe, and charcoal dashes.
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2010s Indian Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kasthall Tapestry, Marocco 640, Swedish Textile Design, Bouclé Wool and Linen
By Kasthall
Located in Antwerp, BE
Kasthall Sweden Tapestry; Marocco 640; Pepper 210; Textile design; Carpet; Wall tapestry; Woven bouclé rug in pure wool 65% and linen 35% in the Marocco 640 pattern. The Marocco’...
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Mid Century Lounge Chairs in Blue Wool & Oak, Swedish Design 1950’s
Located in London, GB
A handsome pair of mid century lounge chairs made by a Swedish cabinetmaker in the 1950’s. Beautiful elegant lines and curves to these petite pair of chairs that exemplify great Scan...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wool, Oak

Pair of Swedish Curved Beech and Wool Lounge Chairs, 1940s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Swedish curved lounge chairs, made of a stained beech frame with an ice blue wool upholstery. Reminiscent of Axel Larsson's designs. The chairs have been professionally reu...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Mansour Modern Wool Swedish Inspired Handwoven Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mansour Modern Handwoven Swedish Inspired Wool Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Mansour Modern Swedish collection is primarily inspired by vintage Swedish flat-weave rugs whose geometric designs are relevant as ever in the 21st century. The collection utiliz...
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2010s Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Swedish Wool For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Swedish wool available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and wood, every Swedish wool was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a Swedish wool, we have 2169 options in-stock, while there are 259 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Swedish wool — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A Swedish wool, designed in the Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made Swedish wool has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Ingegerd Silow and Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson are consistently popular.

How Much is a Swedish Wool?

Prices for a Swedish wool can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $195 and can go as high as $350,000, while the average can fetch as much as $7,123.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Good antique, new and 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.

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.

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.