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.