Vintage Swedish Kilim 48117
Wonderfully representative of its style, this charming carpet showcases some of the more important developments of mid-century Swedish rug design.
5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
8 ft (2.44 m)
Vintage Swedish Kilim, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Here is a lovely vintage carpet – a Swedish kilim that was woven in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. Wonderfully representative of its style, this charming carpet showcases some of the more important developments of mid-century Swedish rug design. For instance, the general presentation of the composition is consistent with the dominant trends in mid-century Scandinavian rug production, wherein traditional carpets, with their border and field dichotomies, served as inspiration. The best rug designers would use this simple format, but reinvent it, adding in splashes of color and geometric detail work; essentially, modernizing it. In this particular example, browns are yellows are used to color a series of geometric figures that surround the perimeter of the piece – effectively, the border – as well as the undecorated center portion – the field. Crossed diamonds and bifurcated squares dance in the border, framed in by a thin outer border of solid brown. The activity of the border elevates the simplicity of the field, wherein light horizontal striping serves as the sole detail work. A charming example, this vintage Swedish kilim exemplifies its noteworthy style.