Vintage Swedish Kilim 48208
Characterized by a composition which features traditional Scandinavian elements of design, this handsome mid-century kilim beautifully showcases some of the finer points of Swedish rug weaving.
3 ft 8 in (1.12 m)
8 ft (2.44 m)
Vintage Swedish Kilim, Scandinavia, circa Mid-Twentieth Century—Here is a beautiful vintage carpet—a Swedish kilim that was woven in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. Characterized by an intriguing composition which features traditional Scandinavian elements of design, this handsome mid-century kilim beautifully showcases some of the finer points of Swedish rug weaving. A soothing pallet of blues, browns, and ivories give the carpet a strong natural quality, an impression that is enhanced by the angular linework that frames the field. Featuring roomy horizontal bands above and below the field, this carpet boasts interesting and distinct proportions. These bands feature wide areas of brown as well as blue, with the brown areas being populated by intriguing design elements: triple crosses and small rectilinear floral details. Combined with the soft natural tones of the pallet, these details appear especially significant, as though they are part of the very fabric of the earth. The energetic horizontal bands at the very top and bottom of the carpet unify the entire piece, incorporating all of the colors found throughout the carpet. The overall effect is one of balance and unity. A beautiful and distinct vintage carpet, this Swedish kilim is an appealing example.