Vintage Swedish Rug by Sigvard Bernadotte BB5105

Vintage Swedish Rug by Sigvard Bernadotte Description:

A Swedish Rya antique rug Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002) Count of Wisborg, A Swedish Industrial Designer was the second son of King Gustaf VI. This vintage rug has a minimalist design rendered with an irregular stripe pattern in nuetrals that have a subtle hint of color.

Swedish Flat Weave area rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian 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.

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