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Agda Österberg Large Flat-Weave Rug No. 210 Signed "AÖ" Sweden 1961

$54,000

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Agda Österberg Large Flat-Weave Rug No. 210 Signed "AÖ" Sweden 1961 - 300x210cm This large and unique original piece of textile art by Agda Osterberg was commissioned by the Peterson Family in 1961. See original rendering image of original design painting. It is a rare and breathtaking example of a master Swedish textile artist and a highly collectible piece. Agda Elisabeth Österberg (1891–1987) was a Swedish textile artist who was a prominent figure in the production of religious textiles. Österberg occupies a unique place among Swedish mid-century weavers. Although she was of the same generation as Barbro Nilsson, born at the very end of the 19th century, she lived to be nearly 100 years old and continued to produce work over a period of some 50+ years. Her designs seem to draw almost equally on repetitive patterns, mannerist architecture and primitive motifs. It is fascinating that this fearlessly colorful, and constantly inventive artist found her career designing rugs and woven textiles for churches. At times she seems to express a fascination with art deco stepped pyramids and ziggurat shapes. Despite their rigid geometry, these images wobble and shift as though seen through the cubist multi-perspective lens, but always working with basic shapes and strong colors, she manipulates and reflects forms in an alluringly individualistic way. Once you have seen several of her rugs, her style is unmistakable

Details

  • Creator
    Agda Österberg (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Width: 82.68 in (210 cm)Length: 118.12 in (300 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wool,Hand-Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1961
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Some spot stains. Minor.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5468229772982

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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