Vintage Scandinavian Rug BB4648
Vintage Scandinavian Rug Description:
A geometric second quarter 20th century Scandinavian rug, the light brown field with folk-inspired gold and ivory floral motifs framed by a similar ivory border within a thin light brown stripe.
Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian antique 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 vintage carpet bag 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.