Vintage Swedish Kilim by Svensk Hemslojd 48049
Characterized by a comely pallet of red, ivory, and blue, this charming Swedish kilim beautifully espouses some of the finer qualities of mid-century Scandinavian weaving.
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
8 ft (2.44 m)
Vintage Swedish Kilim by Svensk Hemslojd, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century—Here is a lovely vintage carpet—a Swedish kilim, woven in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. Characterized by 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 Swedish 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. A lovely composition that beautifully communicates some of the finer points of mid-century Swedish rug design, this vintage carpet is an exceptional example.