Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Sigvard Bernadette BB5823

Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Sigvard Bernadette Description:

A hand-woven flat-weave wool vintage rug designed by Sigvard Bernadette. Alternating triangles in mustard-yellow, salmon-pink, grey and green on a neutral background, with mustard-yellow border.

Antique rug by Irma Kronlund The traditional Scandinavian area 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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