Vintage Flat Woven Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-Twentieth Century – Characterized by a bright pallet and an intriguing design, this mid-century Swedish kilim beautifully showcases some of the more important trends of the style. For instance, generally speaking, mid-century Swedish rugs and carpets are prized for their unique and immediately recognizable aesthetic, in which traditional Swedish designs are marries with modern design sensibilities. In this fine example, the weaver has effectively utilized a traditional format often found in classically composed Oriental rugs and carpets and updated it, giving it the bright color pallet and sense of deconstruction that makes mid-century carpets so intriguing. A traditional border, field, and medallion format are all present here, albeit in their most minimalist form. The simplicity and the symmetry of the design are compelling, as are the spring colors that are found throughout. An intriguing example, this Scandinavian kilim is a beautiful mid-century carpet.