Earthy and Beautiful Rare Larger Size Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug, Country Of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-20th Century- Here is a fetching vintage rug – a mid-century Scandinavian rug, designed and woven by the perennially popular rug-makers of Sweden. The simplicity of the composition, which consists superficially of an open field and a an unadorned border, is actually more sophisticated than first glance suggests. For instance, the red-purple tone of the outermost border, while seemingly one solid tone, is in fact a series of related tones, gracefully woven together, creating an impression of depth and age. Separating this main border from the field is a whimsical inner border, composed of a fascinating series of intertwining lines, each of which moves at dramatic right angles to the other.
The complementary shades of red and an almost mint green create a powerful dynamism here, which plays brilliantly against the simplicity of the remainder of the composition. Moving into the field now, a grey-purple tone, reminiscent of the red-purple of the primary border pervades. Lighter tones as well as darker tones intermingle, creating an impression of action in a nearly empty space. Gracefully composed, this vintage Scandinavian rug resonates with the beauty of mid-century modern design.
The Swedish rugs rarely come in larger sizes such as this one. So sourcing area rugs from Sweden that are as big as this one, is not so easy. In addition, the more open approach to the design in the field and border, and the more pronounced stepped separating geometric inner border make this a perfect rug for a dining room. That said, the seemingly and misleading simplicity of the abstract rug design in the field, combined with the more neutral grounding colors, make this kilim rug easy to incorporate with a variety of home decorating approaches and color themes.