Anna-Johanna Aengstroem, ‘Vintage Swedish Rug ’, ca. 1950, Nazmiyal Collection

Vintage Swedish Rug by Anna Joanna Angstrom, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Here is a captivating and beautifully woven vintage carpet – a Swedish kilim, designed by Anna Johanna Angstrom in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. Boasting a lovely design characterized by a pleasing palette of spring pastels, this vintage rug is a charming example of a popular and important vintage rug style. The composition itself is highly representative of certain prevalent trends in mid-century Scandinavian rugs and carpets, including its simple and straightforward format, in which a series of simple borders surrounds an even simple field. A comely border of pink is bounded on either side by a soft shade of green – on the outside by an outer border, and on the inside by the field. This deconstructed format brilliantly communicated the essential qualities of carpet design, without intrusively doing so; the carpet itself is a lovely example, so much so that its broader commentary fades into the background. A lovely Swedish kilim, this carpet is an excellent and alluring composition.

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