Vintage Swedish Carpet BB3612

Vintage Swedish Carpet Description:

An early 20th century Swedish carpet, the field having varying tones in brown, sand, dusty rose and ivory overlaid by angular leaves, racemes and minor geometric motifs within an abstract scrolling vine and flower border.

Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian vintage 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 antique 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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