Vintag Swedish Kilim, Scandinavia, circa Mid-Twentieth Century – Here is a beautiful and compelling vintage rug – a vintage Swedish kilim that was woven in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. A unique and intriguing example, this mid-century Swedish kilim boasts a compelling design that beautifully brings together a series of contrasting hues in a cohesive and pleasing manner. Broken up into the traditional border and field dichotomy that characterizes many mid-century Scandinavian rugs and carpets, this carpet nevertheless finds a unique way of expressing itself. For instance, the narrow horizontal borders of ivory that appear at the topmost and the bottommost portions of the carpet serve to give it a quality of extension and continuation. Further, the fact that each portion of the carpet melts into the next via a series of narrow serrated lines gives the carpet a deep sense of unity. The deep blue-purple tone of the outer border is very similar to the blue-purple tone of the field, which is a lighter shade. The autumnal hues of browns and oranges that color the border contrast deeply with these shades, breaking up the carpet in a delightful manner. Unique while remaining expressive of important mid-century developments of rug design, this Swedish kilim is an intriguing example.