A Truly Artistic Mid Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1950’s – Appearing like a stained glass window, this striking mid-century Swedish kilim rug uses muted colors and carefully arranged highlights to establish a unique degree of framing. A single thick and large border surrounds the center of the Scandinavian rug. The border is comprised of a number of triangles all fitting comfortably against each other, each triangle featuring a different color that creates a beautifully varied composition within the vintage rug itself. Elements like blue, green and khaki all stand against each other, leading the viewer to the very center, where the same triangles and colors are present, only filtered as if passing through a bright light.
The first thing that stands out about this vintage MCM rug is the brilliant use of many different shades of blues, browns and purples. The geometric design motifs of this work are placed so that they create the appearance of a stained-glass window. Balance is created through the positioning of colors in opposition to each other using light and dark shadings to create this extremely artistic effect. The soft diamond patterns within this magnificent flat weave rug are arranged in a way that makes them appear to be an old windowpane with faceted glass. Without a doubt, this is one of the more artistically beautiful rugs that were woven in Scandinavia.
While area rugs from Scandinavia are still some of the more trendy styles of area rugs, this specific Swedish kilim rug is proof of why that is. For people who are buying area rugs, especially those that love Bauhaus and Scandinavian design, this mid century modern area rug would make a phenomenal option. Vintage rugs that are as artistic and sophisticated as this, are few and far between which is why this is one of the best rugs of its kind that one could ever hope to find.