Vintage Swedish Rug (Sverige matta) BB4811

Vintage Swedish Rug (Sverige matta) Description:

Of the Swedish rugs in the Doris Leslie Blau collection this predominantly yellow example is characterized by an allover lozenge lattice with delicate shades of orange and beige and has a simple narrow border with minor geometrized motifs.

Swedish Flat Weave antique rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian vintage carpet 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 area rug 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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