Ida Rydelius was a prominent fiber artist who designed a number of decorative flat-weave rugs and kilims during the mid-20th century. Virtually nothing is known about the artist’s life or training, but the classical composition and formal style of Rydelius’ textiles speak for themselves.
Her distinctive kilims feature a variety of strong geometric motifs, stepped lozenges and precise shapes that are executed in bold colors. These distinctive pieces are unique yet fit in well with other mid-century Scandinavian kilims in the same genre. Textiles designed by Ida Rydelius can be recognized by the “IR” insignia.