This mid-century vintage Swedish pile rug consists of repeating geometric designs in shades of rust and salmon, for a modern, abstract look. A pile weave is a style of knotted carpets and rugs that involves forming a pile or nap; wool or silk are knotted around the warp (the structure yarn running the length of the rug) in a variety of techniques. Carpets and rugs have been handmade from knotted wool in Sweden for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. Eventually, Swedish rug-makers would begin to use Oriental rug-making techniques while incorporating themes and motifs more consistent with the artistic and cultural heritage of Sweden. By the beginning of the twentieth century, designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal, sought after by collectors worldwide. This unique vintage carpet is an essential piece of the elegant Scandinavian style.