This Swedish woollen rölakan rug dating from the mid-1900s is mainly woven in blue and natural shades wiht geometric patterns. The maker's initials 'IE' are woven in to the design.
Excellent used condition, including the fringes.
Röllakan rugs are an important part of the Swedish textile tradition. Initially part of the peasant craft dating back to the middle-ages they were given a modern make-over by the Swedish textile designer Märta Måås-Fjetterström in the early years of the Twentieth century. She went on to inspire and train many designers who produced high quality hard wearing woollen rugs with a typical muted Scandinavian palette and suble modern motifs. They are real works of art as well as functional homeware items and are an essential feature of the Scandinavian look.
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