Vintage Swedish Rug by Karin Jonsson, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Here is a comely vintage rug – a vintage Swedish piece, designed and woven by the perennially popular rug-makers of mid-twentieth century Sweden. Prized for their modern aesthetic inclinations, Swedish rugs such as this piece are characterized by a proclivity toward abstract design which also respect traditional elements of Scandinavian design. In this particular example, which is attributed to Swedish designer Karin Jonsson, a delightfully abstract composition consisting primarily of a series of blue and orange squares and rectangles plays out in a square format. And though the composition is generally consistent with a traditional checkerboard design, there is a clear demarcation between the border and the field, a delineation achieved by a careful arrangement of color, with darker blue squares surrounding the generally softer squares within. The field is also distinct for its incorporation of opposite color tones, as here the designer has incorporated orange and green tones. A charming area rug with all of the hallmarks of mid-century modernism, this vintage Swedish rug is an excellent example of an especially popular style.