Vintage Swedish Kilim by Ingegerd Silow, Scandinavia, circa Mid-Twentieth Century – Boasting a charming design, this Swedish kilim is an excellent example of designer Ingegerd Silow‘s lovely and distinct style of mid-century rug weaving. One of the most prolific of all mid-century Scandinavian designers, Silow is celebrated for her appealing creations, which often feature experimental, geometric floral details as well as bold, open spaces. This particular example boasts each of these distinct qualities, as well as a compelling and distinct pallet of rich red hues. Effectively divided into three complementary horizontal compartments, this carpet is a striking example of the mid-century trend to portion carpets into small sections that interact with one another to form something special. Bunches of flowers, arranged into squares, rest at each side of each compartment. Two similar sets rest in the middle, unifying the three horizontal compartments in the vertical dimension. The effect of this expert arrangement is a smooth flow of energy that travels throughout the entire carpet. A beautiful and distinct piece, this vintage rug by Ingegerd Silow is an appealing example of mid-century Scandinavian rug design.