A Magnificent Day and Night Double Sided Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1950’s – Though simple in presentation, this beautiful Swedish Kilim rug is unique in the way it uses contrasting colors to create a clear sense of direction and flow. White and black stand against each other in a configuration that is almost reminiscent of a traditional yin and yang flow, and there are plenty of foreground elements scattered throughout this Scandinavian rug. The presence of red, yellow and blue at the foreground result in an almost night-like appearance, as if the vibrant colors are meant to stand out like stunning nebulas before a bright galaxy. Interchangeable, the vintage rug’s pattern can be displayed on either the front side or the back.
So much attention was paid to the placement of the designs and use of colors. Such a level of artistic accomplishments is almost always indicative of rugs that were design by artists or by truly gifted textile designers. As you look closely, you will notice that colors patterns will shift from red to blue and from blue to red depending on the time of day – as in – if you are viewing the night side vs the day side. The interesting aspect of these color changes is the fact that the more green colored elements, while they do change, they do so every so slightly – unlike the more richly colored design elements.
Textile art pieces such as this make for magnificent wall hanging tapestries. That said, it could be used as a decorative area rug for the floor as well. For people who are looking to buy artistic area rugs for their home, regardless of if they would like to hang them or use them on the floor, finding more captivating area rugs than this day and night double sided vintage Scandinavian Swedish kilim rug would more than likely prove close to impossible.