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Vintage handmade small Swedish wool rya rug with an abstract floral pattern

£135.00

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Swedish rya rug from the 1930-40s with an abstract floral motif around a lighter central panel

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Weight 2.35 kg
Dimensions 129 × 106 cm

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A rya or rye is a traditional Scandinavian wool rug with a long pile of about 1 to 3 inches. This small handmade rug has light central panel with an abstract floral motif surrounding it and is likely from the 1930s or 40s. Though rya means “rug” in English, the original meaning in Sweden of rya was a bed cover with a knotted pile.

The rya was very important to a culture in which cosy indoor warmth is vitally important in an often severe climate. Even though they have exisited since the 15th century, ryas are still today often displayed on a wall during the warmer summer months and taken down for use on the floor or even the bed during the cold Scandinavian winters.

This rug has some minor wear but is in good vintage condition and is ready to put on the floor.

 

Additional information

Weight 2.35 kg
Dimensions 129 × 106 cm

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