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Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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 the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator 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, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner 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
Vintage Verner Panton Kreis (Spectrum) Textile in Tan. Size: 4 ft x 4 ft 1 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton Textile, Country Of Origin: Denmark, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 4 ft x 4 ft 1 in (1.22 m x 1.24 m) Verner Panton‘s penchant for using the elements o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Nice Vintage Polish Tapestry Kilim
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful mid century polish tapestry Kilim, with beautiful native design and nice colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Swedish Flatweave Rug Rollakan Signed, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
220 x 144 cm is the size of this Swedish kilim rug known as Röllakan, handmade with linen warp and wool weft in the Southern province of Sweden. Swedish flat weave is a flat weaving ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Swedish Flatweave Rug Rollakan, 1950-1970
Located in Ferrara, IT
Very interesting example of Swedish Röllakan measuring 294 x 196 cm linen warp and wool weft handmade with the flat weaving technique. Depending on the weaver, all seams between the ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Knopparna"/The Buds Small Handwoven Swedish Flatweave
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Knopparna"/The Buds Small Handwoven Swedish Flatweave. MMF's exploration of the harlequin, with a diamond geometric pattern. Sage green, blacks, yellows, ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Crocus" Handwoven Linen-backed Swedish Wall Hanging
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crocus tapestry by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. A nice, and somewhat rare, size, and fully backed with linen and tabs for inserting a dowel rod. This design was made in many colorways, w...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Swedish Hanging Textile by Hjordis Jansson
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Wonderful Swedish textile art piece by Swedish weaver Hjordis Jansson. Beautiful colours and super high quality. Signed HJ 94
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Tapestry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charming vintage mid-century Swedish tapestry signed HB. A geometric design in the style of Märta Måås Fjetterström featuring stars and circles in red, blue, brown and yellow shades....
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Blomlapp Tapestry by Märta Måås Fjetterström
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage "Blomlapp" tapestry from Märta Måås-Fjetterströms ateliers in Båstad, Sweden. Original designed in 1939 this example is from the 1940/50s. Beautiful green, blue, brown and ye...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1950's Näckroser Barbro Nilsson Tapestry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Vintage "Näckroser" tapestry by Barbro Nilsson for Märta Måås-Fjetterströms atelier in Båstad, Sweden. Wool inlay on linen in green shades and red details decapitating water...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Handwoven Tapestry by Barbro Nilsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare vintage tapestry designed by Barbro Nilsson for AB Märta Måås-Fjetterströms ateliers in Båstad, Sweden. The pattern is called "Vitsippan" ("Wood anemone"). Beautiful green and b...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage "Slån" Tapestry by Märta Måås-fjetterström
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful 1930/40's Vintage "Slån" tapestry handwoven at Märta Måås-Fjetterströms ateliers in Båstad, Sweden. Wool inlay on linen in pink, green, brown and and beige colors showing a...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Missoni Textile. Size: 2 ft x 2 ft (0.61 m x 0.61 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Missoni textile, origin: Scandinavian rugs, circa mid-20th century. Size: 2 ft x 2 ft (0.61 m x 0.61 m) This vintage Missoni textile showcases a fabulous tiled patchwork p...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

"Runsten" Wall Hanging by Berit Woelfer for Kasthall Atelje
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by textile artist Berit Woelfer and manufactured by the renowned Swedish rug company Kasthall, this double weave woolen wall hanging is titled "Runsten" (rune stone). The hi...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Handmade Finnish Raanu Mid-Century Table Runner, 1960s
Located in Bochum, NRW
Handmade Finnish Raanu Mid-Century table runner, 1960s This beautiful hand-woven table runner is made of wool, traditional Finnish crafts . Wonderful colors like a beautiful autu...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Handmade Finnish Raanu Mid-Century Tapestry Wall Hanging or Runner, 1960s
Located in Bochum, NRW
Handmade Finnish Raanu mid-century tapestry wall hanging or Runner, 1960s Scandinavian vintage wool wall hanging handmade weaving tapestry. This beautiful hand-woven wall decor i...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Tapestry Märta Måås Fjettström, "Lövendahl", AB MMF
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern tapestry by Märta Måås-Fjettström, "Lövendal", manufacture by AB MMF. The pattern Lövendal was created in 1928.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Linen, Wool

Swedish Modern Tapestry "Nattviol", Butterfly Orchid by Märta Måås Fjetterström
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish modern tapestry. The pattern is called "Nattviol" (Butterfly Orchid) and is a part of the series "Juniblommor" (Flowers in June), composed 1928 by AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström....
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Gudrun Pagter, Woven Tapestry " Højsommer"
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Gudrun Pagter (Born 1946) Hand-woven tapestry made of sisal and linen. high summer. Concrete and geometric design idiom with polychrome colors. 1985 - Title "Højsommer" Midsummer ...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Antique Swedish Kilim with Special Motifs 9' 8" x 13' 10"
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Swedish kilim rug that has been handwoven and intricately designed. The rug is made of durable wool and would be perfect for adding a touch of luxu...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

OpArt Danish Rya Bullseye Rug
Located in Hanover, 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 Tapestries

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Wool

Abstract Modernist Wall Tapestry by Jette Thyssen Signed & Dated 1972, De Stijl
By Jette Thyssen
Located in Utrecht, NL
Abstract modernist wool wall tapestry from 1972 by Danish artist Jette Thyssen. In Signed and dated. Textile artist and graphic artist Jette Thyssen was born in 1933. She graduate...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Huge Vintage Orange and Yellow Scandinavian Rya Shag Area Rug Runner
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Two available. Price is per rug. Vintage orange and yellow Scandinavian Rya rug runner. This Scandinavian shag rug is unique for it’s long and narrow shape. We seldom come across ...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry "Röd Crocus" by Ann-Mari Forsberg for Märta Måås-Fjetterström, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Important wall tapestry,"Röd Crocus" by Ann-Mari Forsberg for Märta Måås-Fjetterström, 1960s.. Wool and linen on wool warp. Designed in 1945. Handwoven flatware tapestry at Märta Måå...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Mid-20th Century Swedish Wall Hanging by Barbro Nilsson, AB MMF
Located in New York, NY
"Karvar" Vintage wall hanging, circa 1956 Sweden. All-over geometric/linear design on beige background. Initialed: "BN", "AB MMF" Designer: Barbro Nilsson Weaver: AB Märt...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Hand-Loomed Rya Rug / Wall Tapestry "the Fairy Tale Forest"
Located in Helsinki, FI
Satumetsä / The Fairy Tale Forest The Fairy Tale Forest was designed by Aappo Härkönen for the company Ryijypalvelu during the 1950s or 1960s. Aappo Härkönen was in fact a pseudonym...
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Rya Carpets Set of Two from Hojer Eksport Wilton, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage midcentury small carpets designed by Ege Rya, Denmark. It is made from a wool pile with fantastic colors in orange, green, blue and cream. Modernist design in a high-quality ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Swedish Kilim Double Face Geometric Design, ca. 1950
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is a mid-century Swedish kilim woven circa circa 1950 and it measures 230 X 166 CM. It features an interesting double face design and a nice geometric shapes. This fabulous kili...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Wall Tapestry from Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful little tapestry with a geometrical design,handwoven with wool on cotton. Very good vintage condition only slight traces of use. Dimensions excludes the fringes.  
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Nice Vintage Hand Woven Polish Tapestry
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful mid century polish tapestry Kilim with beautiful native design and beautiful colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Earthy Colored Framed Wall Tapestry by Riitta-Maija Oksanen, Finland, 1970s
By Helmi Vuorelma Oy
Located in Barcelona, ES
Framed wall tapestry made by Finnish artist Riitta-Maija Oksanen for Helmi Vuorelma OY. Jute, straw and wool used creating a minimalistic 3-dimensional work. Eggshell white painted w...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute, Straw

Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB Original "Blue crocus" Tapestry by Ann- Mari Forsberg
Located in Odense, DK
Early and important vintage woven wall tapestry, “Blue Crocus,”, tapestry technique. Ann-Mari Forsberg. Signed AMF. Handwoven at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. The tapes...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry

Swedish Modern Rare Ingrid Dessau Manhattan Skyline Tapestry, 1953
Located in Brussels, BE
Dessau was born in Svalöv, Sweden, a region known for its Skåne handicraft tradition, at a time when a previous generation of female artists had established Sweden as a center for in...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Scandinavian Märta Måås-fjetterström Tapestry, "Little Star" by Barbro Nilsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
"Little Star" or "Lilla Stjärnan" is a vintage mid-20th century hand woven textile from Marta Maas-Fjetterström's workshop in Båstad, Sweden, designed by Barbro Nilsson. The ground...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Small Vintage Swedish Tapestry Signed Margareta Hallek. Size: 4 ft x 5 ft
Located in New York, NY
Small Vintage Swedish Tapestry Signed Margareta Hallek, Country of Origin: Scandinavia. Circa date: 1963-1964. Size: 4 ft x 5 ft (1.22 m x 1.52 m)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Sven Markelius "Pythagoras" for Knoll Textiles Drapery Panel
Located in Hanover, MA
Sven Markelius (1889-1970), Pythagoras drapery panel produced in 1952 by Ljungberg's Textile AB, Sweden for Knoll Associates, New York, NY. Overall dimensions are 77 inches high by ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Linen

Kasthall Tapestry, Marocco 640, Swedish Textile Design, Bouclé Wool and Linen
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

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 Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto. Size: 3' 5" x 4' 6"
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Norwegian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto, Country Of Origin: Norway, Circa date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 5 in x 4 ft 6 in (1.04 m x 1.37 m)
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Beautiful North European 1960s-1970s Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice modern rug probably Scandinavian rug, with a beautiful decorative design and nice colors, mechanical fabric with wool and acrylic velvet.
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Pretty Éva Németh handwoven woollen tapestry, Hungary c1970s
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
This woven woollen tapestry features a design of stylised birds and flowers. It is woven in a heavyweight wool using mainly nature-inspired shades of sky blue, yellow and ecru highli...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Rya Dania Taepper Abstract Bullseye in Blues Square
Located in Hanover, MA
Deep dense 100% wool shag pile square rya rug produced in Denmark circa 1965 by Dania Taepper in an abstract collage of contrasting blues. Measures: 98" x 98" This vintage rug has...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Pretty Vintage Polish Woven Tapestry by E. Oloksy
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Wonderful mid century polish tapestry with a native design of town and beautiful light colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation Name of the design: zimowy pejzaz (...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Tapestry
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice little Scandinavian vintage tapestry with beautiful design and nice colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Gorgeous Scandinavian Landscape Tapestry by Christina Knall.
By Christina Knall
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian tapestry by Christina Knall, Origin: Scandinavia, circa date: Mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 5 ft (1.17 m x 1.52 m)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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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 Tapestries

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Wool

1960s Scandinavian String Artwork on Jute Canvas
Located in High Point, NC
This artwork was made in Scandinavia, circa 1960, and plays with the qualities of jute to depict a dreamy underwater scene. The threads of the jute are layered, sewn together, and se...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Jute

Nice Mid Century Flat Woven Scandinavian Rug Kilim
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Wonderful mid century Scandinavian Kilim rug with nice geometrical design and beautiful colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

New Scandinavian Design Handwoven Flat Rug Kilim, size 6ft 6in x 9ft 10in
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful new Kilim with geometrical Scandinavian design and light colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Op-Art Round Rya Black and White Rug Wall Hanging Carpet, 1960s, Sweden
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scandinavian Rya rug designed in the 1960s circular rug by Højer Eksport Wilton modernist round rug in wool and hand knotted. Black and white stripes with blue tufted accents. Dimens...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

New Scandinavian Design Handwoven Flat Rug Kilim, size 6ft 6in x 9ft 10in
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful new Kilim with geometrical Scandinavian design and light colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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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 Tapestries

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Wool

Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Kilim Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice Art Deco Scandinavian flat rug with a geometrical design and nice colors, entirely hand woven with wool on wool foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool

New Scandinavian Design Handwoven Flat Rug Kilim, size 6ft 6in x 9ft 10in
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful new Kilim with geometrical Scandinavian design and light colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

Materials

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 Tapestries

Materials

Wool

New Scandinavian Design Handwoven Flat Rug Kilim, size 6ft 6in x 9ft 10in
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful new Kilim with geometrical Scandinavian design and light colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

Materials

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.
Category

2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

New Scandinavian Design Handwoven Flat Rug Kilim, size 6ft 6in x 9ft 10in
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful new Kilim with geometrical Scandinavian design and light colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

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