Swedish Rug, Scandinavia, c. 1950 – This vintage carpet – a Scandinavian flat-woven rug – features an irresistibly colorful assortment of blushing posies and mod leaflets arranged in a versatile border-centric composition. Like a beguiling cottage garden, the beautifully decorated borders feature compartmental plots filled with lush greenery and exuberant blooms that are juxtaposed against white pickets. The fruity berry-pink field is accented with tonal stripes that complement the elegant flat-weave texture and reflect the tonal pink hues that appear in the blooming borders. Crenellated outlines travel along the edges of the blushing field and continue through the delicately colored borders, which feature subtle ecru tiles set against milk-white compartments. Verdant chevron-shaped leaflets arranged in three-column triads separate each floral quartet and balance the posh combination of creamy white and rosy pink, which gives this Scandinavian kilim its feminine charm.