Vintage Swedish Rug BB4960

Vintage Swedish Rug Description:

A Mid 20th Century swedish shag rug with off beat tonal shades of red, burgandy and orange lines creating a geometric design wth an overlapping diamond grid running through the center.

Swedish Flat Weave antique rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian vintage runner rug is the rya, made from hand-knotted wool. Dating from the fifteenth century, the first antique ryas were coarse, long-piled heavy coverlets used by fishermen instead of furs. By the eighteenth century ryas were generally part of a woman's trousseau and proudly displayed as important status symbols within the home. By the nineteenth century, Swedish ryas were usurped by the arrival of quilted coverlets from continental Europe and from then on were woven as purely ornamental elements.

Although the designs of antique and vintage Scandinavian rugs were originally inspired by imported textiles, they gradually developed into an innately northern expression.

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