Mid Century Red Swedish Carpet, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Bold and striking, this Swedish rug is at once exceedingly simple and surprisingly complex. With a deep, rumbling red dominating the bulk of this rug, the eye is immediately excited by and drawn to the composition. At first glance it may seem that the rug is simply red, but a subtle threading of darker and lighter shades creates visual interest that gives an impression of great depth, like an expanse of red poppies flowing over ancestral fields. The red field is framed by two bands of white running along opposite ends of the area rug, containing its immense power in their delicate and narrow confines. This rug is an eye catching and deceptive composition that demonstrates great skill on the behalf of the artisan.