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Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Agda Österberg Large Flat-Weave Swedish, Signed "AÖ" Sweden 1960's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Agda Österberg Large Flat-Weave Swedish - signed "AÖ" 450 x 144cm Sweden 1960's This very long original piece of textile art by Agda Osterberg is a rare and breathtaking example o...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Style Kilim Runner in Blue & White Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 3x7 flat weave from Rug & Kilim’s award-winning Scandinavian Collection. This particular runner enjoys a cool tone with a clean geometric pattern in soothing hues of blue and lusci...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Kilim Cushion Cover Coffee Brown Handmade Geometric Wool Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new modern Scandinavian style kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetr...
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Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall, "Arcade" Swedish Flat Weave Runner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall - "Arcade" Swedish flat weave runner Excellent condition. Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, was the Lead Designer of Kasthall. She has designed mo...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Swedish Style Handmade Geometric Pattern Blue and Ivory Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Modern Swedish style wool rug with a blue field. This Swedish rug has accents of ivory in a gorgeous all-over geometric square pattern design. This rug measures: 10' x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Long Modern Swedish Style Handmade Multicolor Geometric Pattern Gray Wool Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful modern Swedish-style wool rug with a gray field. This Swedish rug has pink, brown, green, ivory, and blue accents featuring a gorgeous all-over geometric pattern design. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rare Ingegerd Silow, Flat Weave Röllakan Carpet, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Flat weave Röllakan carpet designed by Ingered Silow in the 1950s. Very rare motif with butterflies in the corners. Main colours are different hues of blue with a dose of purple, pin...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Alestalon Mattokutomo Large Finnish Flat-Weave Rug, Finland, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alestalon Mattokutomo Large Finnish flat-weave rug, Finland, 1950s. Size: 107" x 74". Handmade by Alestalon Mottokutom, this exquisite flat-weave rug has a very interesting comple...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Rug by Ingegerd Silow
Located in New York, NY
Sweden, circa mid-20th century Initialed: IS (Ingegerd Silow) Measures: 9'5" x 6'4" (287 x 193 cm) Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Rug in Blue-Gray High-Low Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9x12 addition to the Scandinavian Collection by Rug & Kilim, recapturing acclaimed mid-century styles in new, dynamic form. Hand knotted in wool, exploring high-low texture married...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Area Rug Swedish Design
Located in Dallas, TX
Modern Area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Swedish design handwoven by...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Rug Geometric Silver-Gray Blue Custom
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in texturally soft, durable wool pile, this modern 8 x 10 rug hails from the latest pile additions to Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian collection, a celebration of Swedish mod...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Antique Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 5 ft 4 in x 8 ft (1.63 m x 2.44 m)
Located in New York, NY
Antique Swedish Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rugs, Circa Date: 1930’s – Size: 5 ft 4 in x 8 ft (1.63 m x 2.44 m).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug, 1940's
Located in Brussels, BE
Vintage flat weave wool rug with a geometric pattern. 1940's. Slight discolouration in the middle.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Flat-Weave Gray Blue Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool with a blend of undyed natural yarns, this modern flat-weave joins the latest additions to the Scandinavian collection by Rug & Kilim, a celebration of Swedish mode...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

8.3x10 Ft Contemporary Moroccan Wool Rug, Hand Knotted. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary handmade Moroccan rug with thick soft pile, made of natural un-dyed cream and brown wool. The rug features a contemporary looking dissolving diamonds pattern with some...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Handmade Scandinavian Modern Kilim In Coral Red
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Finnish Kilim handmade during the mid-20th century in an accent rug size. The Scandinavian Modern design of abstract and geometric floral patterns and zigzags sits atop a p...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Kilim Cushion Cover Rustic Beige Pink Wool New Handmade Scatter Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
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Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Rug in Blue and Beige-Brown Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool, this modern 9x12 rug is the latest addition to Rug & Kilim’s celebrated Scandinavian Collection. The repeating geometric pattern sits comfortably in a marriage ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handmade Beige Cushion Cover Scandinavian Modern Kilim Cushion Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional Kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
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2010s Afghan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

New Swedish Ingegerd Silow Inspired Kilim with Scandinavian Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
30695 New Swedish Ingegerd Silow Inspired Kilim rug with Scandinavian Modern Style 05'04 x 07'09. With its simplicity, geometric design and soft colors, this hand-woven wool Swedish ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Pile Carpet by Ingrid Hellman - Knafve
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish pile carpet Sweden ca. 1950 initialed 'IHK' (Ingrid Hellman - Knafve). 17'7" x 10'10" (536 x 330 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Blush Pink Wool Kilim Cushion Cover Handwoven Geometric Scatter Cushion
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
Category

Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug, Gold, Beige-Brown Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim presents an 8x10 handwoven wool Kilim from its coveted Scandinavian flat weave collection. This collectible embodies the magnificence of mid-century Swedish Deco sensibil...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Kilim Rug. Size: 6 ft 4 in x 9 ft 7 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful double sided vintage Scandinavian Kilim rug, country of origin / rug type: Scandinavia rug, date: circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft 4 in x 9 ft 7 in (1.93 m x 2.92 m). T...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Wings carpet rug hand knotted limited edition yellow black modern geometric
Located in Dubai, Dubai
This limited edition hand-knotted carpet is titled WINGS. It is meant to up-lift the mood. The design was inspired though Cecilia planting a Buddleja ( Butterfly bush) in her garden...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Swedish Rya Throw Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Swedish Rya throw rug handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 3' 8" x 5' 6".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Rya Wool Rug Wall Hanging
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is beautiful Scandinavian cityscape modern wool wall hanging or rug. In excellent condition. 44" x 76" Local pick up available at our Los Angeles showroom
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Large Marta-Maas Fjetterström 'Ljusa Plador' Carpet, 1933
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Large Märta Måås-Fjetterström 'Ljusa Plador' flat-weave wool carpet. Designed 1933, made at MMF after 1941. Fine condition.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

Rya Rugs in Wool with Orange Motifs
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Rya rugs in wool with yellow "Paris" motif. Handmade. A Rya is a traditional Swedish carpet made of virgin wool of Icelandic sheep strands of a length of about 2-5 cm. Originally,...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Berit Koenig "Viggen, Blå" Flat Weave by Svensk Hemslöjd Signed BK and SH
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Berit Koenig "Viggen, Blå" flat weave by Svensk Hemslöjd signed BK and SH This rug by Berit Koenig titled "Viggen, Blå" or Blue Thunderbolt has a table of a stripe and zigzag patt...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Hand Woven Rug from Ingegerd Silow from the 60's
Located in Lyon, FR
Swedish rug from the 60's by Ingegerd Silow. Flat weaving technique (rillakan), wool on linen. Traditional geometric patterns in yellow, grey and beige. Handwoven in Sweden, mid-20th...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Linen

Swedish Pile Carpet by Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Tusenkonan"
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 Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

OpArt Danish Rya Bullseye Rug
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage square Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first to ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Geometric Cream Beige Brown Wool Pile Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this hand knotted contemporary pile rug hails from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-inspired collection, featuring a distinct patchwork all-over field design with c...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug. Size: 3 ft x 8 ft (0.91 m x 2.44 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish rug, Sweden, mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft x 8 ft (0.91 m x 2.44 m)
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Beige and Blue Natural Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand-woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the ge...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Berit Koenig Flat-Weave Carpet, "Tjuven I Baghdad", 19502
Located in Houston, TX
Berit Koenig Flat-weave carpet. Svensk Hemslöjd. Stockholm, Sweden, 1954. Handwoven wool. Measures: Width 130 cm, height 175 cm. Rare carpet, only a few examples ever made in th...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Kilim by Ingegerd Silow, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a vintage Swedish kilim woven circa 1950-1970 and it measures 239 X 166 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 Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Blue and Gray Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
This 9 x 12 Kilim rug is a part of Scandinavian collection of Rug & Kilim. Hand woven in wool, this rug honours Swedish modernism with a new large-scale geometric pattern calling bac...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Scandinavian Design Handwoven Flat Rug Kilim
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful new Kilim with geometrical Scandinavian design and light colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation. Size: 170 x 240 cm.
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Wall Hanging
Located in New York, NY
Design referred to as: Vaggbonad "Skane" Initialed: IS (Ingegerd Silow) Linen foundation Sweden ca. 1970 2'4" x 1'9" (71 x 53 cm).
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1670s Swedish Antique Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Tribal Brown and Blue Wool Pile Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this hand knotted pile rug hails from Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-inspired collection, featuring a distinct tribal geometric all-over field design in multi-ton...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Multi-Color Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a flat-weave blend of quality wool and undyed natural yarns, this 6 x 9 Kilim rug joins the Scandinavian rug collection by Rug & Kilim, a celebration of Swedish modernis...
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Early 2000s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Marta Maas. Size: 1 ft 3 in x 1 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Rug, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid 20th Century. Size: 1 ft 3 in x 1 ft 3 in (0.38 m x 0.38 m).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Mid 20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Rug by Birgitta Sodergren
Located in New York, NY
Swedish flat-weave rug Sweden, circa 1940 Handwoven. Initialed: BS (Birgitta Sodergren).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modern Hand Knotted Wool Rug, Charcoal Gray and Cream Colors Custom Options
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A hand knotted modern rug with soft, cozy wool pile on wool foundation. Measures: 8.2 x 10.1 Ft - The rug is available as seen or if requested, it can be custom produced in a diff...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Blue Square Silk and Wool Garo Antreasian Art Rug. Size: 5 ft 7 in x 6 ft
Located in New York, NY
Magnificently artistic blue color square size silk and wool Garo Antreasian art rug, country of origin / rug type: Indian rugs, date circa 1970. Size: 5 ft 7 in x 6 ft (1.7 m x 1.83 ...
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1970s Indian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Silk

7x10 Ft Modern Hand-knotted Moroccan Rug, Natural Un-dyed Wool, Custom Opt Avl
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A modern hand-knotted Moroccan rug, made of un-dyed sheep's wool with soft, comfy pile that is ideal for families with kids. Available as it is or made to measure in any size and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Kilim Light Grey Cushion Cover Oriental Kilim Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
Category

Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Red and Blue Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Joining the celebrated Scandinavian Collection at Rug & Kilim, this 9 x 12 Kilim rug piece exemplifies Swedish Modernism as a new language in design. The enigmatic colourway creates ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

"Lynild" 20th Century Danish Flat-Weave Carpet by Vibeke Klint
Located in New York, NY
"Vibeke Kint 'Lynild' design. 'Lynild' literally translates to 'lightning,' and this design was created by renowned Danish textile artist Vibeke Klint (b. 1927), circa 1950. Long r...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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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 Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Beige Brown Kilim Cushion Cover Modern Handmade Wool Scatter Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional Kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
Category

2010s Afghan Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian Style Beige White Geometric Custom Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in wool with a blend of undyed natural yarns, this modern flat-weave design joins the latest additions to the Scandinavian collection by Rug & Kilim, a custom-capable celeb...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Yarn

Swedish Flat-Weave Rölakan Carpet Aniara by Anna Johanna Ångström, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
This rölakan carpet / kelim rug ”Aniara” was designed by Anna Johanna Ångström during the 1960s. This excellent example with fields in different shades of red, purple, pink and brown...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Linen

Handmade Shag Pile Flokati Tulu Runner Rug, Natural Mohair in Cream
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage handmade rug is called "Flikli" in Turkey which is a word for a "flokati" style shag pile (Tulu) handmade rugs produced for daily use by Nomads in Central Anatolia. T...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

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