Vintage Double Sided Kilim, Sweden, Mid 20th Century — This striking vintage kilim is defined by the way that it plays with negative and positive space. Both sides of the piece feature the same patterns, set in reverse colors. A stark, thick border frames the pattern, itself surrounded by two thinner hems that draw attention to the boxes within the larger border, each connected by a continuous line that runs through them. The viewer is treated to a sharp instant contrast as their eyes draw closer to the carpet’s center. From the color that stands against the carpet’s border is a gentle gradient that flows inward into a single, solid shape, unifying the carpet.