Vintage Swedish Kilim by Ingegerd Silow 48109
This carpet boasts many of the qualities most sought-after in mid-century carpets. Further, it beautifully showcases some of the finer points of Silow’s recognizable style.
Vintage Swedish Kilim by Ingegerd Silow, Origin: Sweden, Mid-20th Century – Here is a beautiful and intriguing vintage carpet – a Swedish kilim that was woven in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. A particularly appealing work, this fetching carpet was designed by the celebrated Ingegerd Silow, one of the leading and most influential figures of mid-century Scandinavian design. This handsome carpet boasts many of the qualities and characteristics most sought-after in mid-century carpets. Further, it beautifully showcases some of the finer points of Silow’s immediately recognizable style. Structurally, this carpet consists of three rows of alternating brown and poweder blue geometric figures, which are separated from one another by vertical and horizontal bars that run over the field. Positioned at certain cross-sections of these bars, one finds the minimalist, geometric floral detail elements that are so prevalent in Silow’s work. Perhaps what makes this rug so appealing is its effective utilization of deconstruction methods: for within the simple format and composition of this carpet lies the entire tradition of fine weaving, with subtle nods throughout.