Magnificent Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The simplicity of design and great use of color in Scandinavian rugs is why these piece have remained so popular since the mid 20th century.
The subtle hues of the rug give it an organic and natural feel. Earthy greens, browns, silvery grays, mustard yellows and purples bring the colors of the outdoors inside. This is what allows this vintage mid century rug to bridge the gap between these two worlds and bring some of the natural world indoors.
The basic primitive geometric designs of this beautiful vintage flat woven rug are spaced in a way that each element gets its full attention. That said, when viewed as a whole, the rug still presents a unified overall design.
The rug has both vertical and horizontal symmetry. This mirror affect creates a beautifully balanced and calming feel.
The design of this rug is based on a series of stepped rectangles. This provides a sense of structure and cadence to the design. Although the design has a motif in the center, it is not a restrictive medallion and as a result, it makes it easier to place in a multitude of settings.
The overall feel of this vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim rug is one of simplicity. But the more one spends time examining it, the more the subtle artistic details start to make themselves apparent. For example, you one looks closely at the solid background areas, they will see that the artist has included quite a bit of detail in the blending and shading of the colors. The technique creates the effect of having an overall tone from a distance, but reveals subtle details when viewed up close. This adds to the depth, beauty and artistic complexity of what would at first, appear to be “just” a simple design.
This vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim rug works beautifully with modern, industrial, minimalist and Scandinavian design schemes. The minimalist design of this rug make it a perfect accent piece or even the central theme of the room.
However one chooses to display this magnificent work of vintage textile art, it is sure to become an instant family heirloom that will be cherished for generations to come.