Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow is This Week’s Wishlist Wednesday
Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board!
This week’s “Wednesday Wishlist” is a lovely vintage Scandinavian kilim by master weaver Ingegerd Silow. Perfect for the season, this rug is inspired by the beauty of leafless winter trees. Although the tree branches in this composition are recognizable, they are geometrically abstracted in a way that is perfectly in line with mid-century Scandinavian design sensibilities. Rendered in a palette of warm burnt umber and ocher, as well as cool shades of charcoal, this piece is at once vibrantly shaded and sophisticatedly neutral.
Ingegerd Silow is best known for combining her striking sense of color and geometry with the charm of traditional Scandinavian folk patterns and motifs. Her rugs are chic and subtle, but retain an air of whimsy that Scandinavian folk art is known for. This piece, which perfectly demonstrates the marriage of Scandinavian tradition and modern design, would be a lovely addition to any contemporary interior. Read Yves Béhar’s take on Modern Design.