Vintage Swedish Kilim, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-Twentieth Century – Here is a beautiful and quintessentially Swedish vintage carpet during the middle years of the twentieth century. Vintage rugs and carpets from Sweden such as this comely example have enjoyed an enormous surge in popularity in recent years, prized for their distinct compositions, which tend to marry traditional Swedish notions of design with more modern sensibilities. This particular example beautifully communicates this quality in particular, as it is characterized by a very traditional arrangement of typical Swedish rug design – a kilim woven in Scandinavia , which nevertheless express a distinct modernity. Subtly contrasting colors ranging from yellow to orange to brown make up the entire composition, from the background to the complex geometric figure that dominates the foreground. The overall result is an impression of reinterpreted traditionalism, an effect that infuses this carpet with a great energy and dynamism.