Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug by Agda Osterberg 49123, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1950’s – This Swedish vintage rug from the 1950’s signed by Agda Osterberg plays with the effects of light and dark defined by lines and rectilinear shapes. The flat weave contributes to the effect of exacting precision in form. Muted shades of grey’s, reds and yellows merge into the tan background. The repeating motif is a stylized version of the ancient swastika symbol often depicted on oriental carpets. The artist, Agda Osterberg, accentuates the interplay of light and dark by inserting a rectangle of contrasting color into the center of each symbol. Both horizontal and vertical fields are symmetrical using motif, line and color.
Signature: Agda Osterberg
Image rights: Nazmiyal Collection