Swedish Rug, Scandinavia, Mid 20th Century – Uniquely Scandinavian in a chic, feminine manner, this mid-century Swedish kilim combines charming repeating motifs with cheerful details and playful variations. The cool marble-gray background showcases repeating tiles and constant pillars accented with brilliant striped cross pieces. Random color variations and inset details associated with each hue give the coved tiles an individuality that sets them apart from traditional repeating motifs. Broad linear figures and precisely arranged tiles give the composition movement while clever hash-mark bars, coffered squares and striped accents invite the eye to investigate the small details. Subtle variegated accents and abrashed color changes give the pastel blocks and chic marble-tone background a dimensional richness that accentuates the flat-weave textures. This definitive Scandinavian kilim expertly blends novel details with handcrafted features that are representative of the regional style and culture.