Vintage Mid Century Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Wonderfully representative of its style, this charming vintage kilim carpet showcases some of the more important developments of mid-century Swedish rug design. For instance, the general presentation of the composition is consistent with the dominant trends in mid-century design and Scandinavian rug production, wherein traditional vintage carpets, with their border and field dichotomies, served as inspiration. The best rug designers would use this simple format, but reinvent it, adding in splashes of color and geometric detail work; essentially, modernizing it. In this particular example, browns are yellows are used to color a series of geometric figures that surround the perimeter of the piece – effectively, the border – as well as the undecorated center portion – the field. Crossed diamonds and bifurcated squares dance in the border, framed in by a thin outer border of solid brown. The activity of the border elevates the simplicity of the field, wherein light horizontal striping serves as the sole detail work. A charming example, this vintage mid century Scandinavian Swedish kilim rug exemplifies its noteworthy style.