Completed circa-1940, this vintage Swedish rug by Svensk Hemslojd features an all-over design of rectangular vignettes containing geometric abstractions in red, yellow and green. Employing talented textile artists and carpenters, the Svensk Hemslojd production company has featured local Scandinavian designs since 1904. In Sweden, carpets and rugs have been hand-knotted in wool for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the craft was seen as being an important artistic and cultural practice throughout Sweden, and designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century, endorsed by such fixtures of modernism as Le Corbusier, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, remain among the most desirable and sought after in the rug world.