Vintage Swedish Kilim, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid-20th Century – This exquisite vintage Swedish rug depicts a strong compartmental composition executed in a delicate combination of tonal neutrals that are paired with soft maize-yellow accents, which produce a delightfully modern visage. The precisely divided field is broken into large compartmental tiles that are rendered in contrasting neutral hues. Tonal eight-pointed stars placed in single and double rows separate the bold monochromatic blocks and add a playful touch of whimsy to the formal composition. Delicate stars accented with yellow details are carefully placed in horizontal arrangements that support the overall composition and emphasize the decorative end pieces. This exemplary vintage rug from Sweden represents the unique convergence between whimsical motifs and precise geometric elements that Scandinavian rug designers and weavers accomplish so well.