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Antique Scandinavian Art Deco/Bauhaus Rug by Laila Karttunen

$11,494.76Asking Price


Laila Maria Karttunen (1895-1981) was a leading Finnish textile artist. After graduating from the Turku School of Art and Design, she initially taught at the Wetterhoff weaving school, and in the 1920's became the artistic director and designer of its weaving mill. In the early Thirties she moved to Helsinki and founded her own design firm. The foundations of her creative work are in her thorough technical knowledge of the art of weaving. Her stylistic influences are clearly rooted in the Art Deco and Bauhaus school yet paying close attention to the Scandinavian folk tradition. The present flat-woven carpet is a case at point, as it shows an abstract geometric pattern on a light camel background, the style of which is strongly reminiscent of the contemporaneous work of the German Bauhaus artist Gunta Stotzl. The relatively thick texture of the flat-woven wool fabric is also reminiscent of Bauhaus weavings and provides an ideal medium for its use as a floor covering.


  • Dimensions
    Width: 98.43 in. (250 cm)Length: 139.77 in. (355 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 030651stDibs: LU954920370012

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    Ships From: Milan, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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