Vintage Swedish Kilim by Svensk Hemslojd, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century — A comely pallet of red, ivory, and blue, this charming Swedish kilim beautifully espouses some of the finer qualities of mid-century Scandinavian weaving. For instance, its overall composition is evocative of many of the finer examples of mid century vintage Swedish Scandinavian rugs and carpets, which often feature simple and straightforward compositions, in which a large field surrounds a complementary field. That is certainly the general format that is being explored here, as a narrow band of red around the perimeter frames a serrated ivory border, which itself surrounds a soft red field. Small Swedish elements of design appear throughout the carpet. These are simple and straightforward, yet clearly suggestive of floral details.