Swedish Shaggy Rya Rug BB7712 3'9" × 5'11" $6,000
A hand-knotted Scandinavian wool rug from the mid 20th century. It is in excellent original condition, consistent with age. This is a Rya style rug, with a cozy pile, finished with kilim borders at the short ends. It bears the weavers initials at a corner.
The design is tributary to Scandinavia’s idyllic landscapes, in this case to the undulating fjords created by glaciers and the rapid rivers of Northern Europe. The color palette is fitting the design: blues, greys, and ivory.
The Northern European lifestyle focuses on cultivating a life that is mindful and joyful. A lack of clutter and emphasis on highly functional, streamlined items lends to this attitude. Organic shapes and natural materials are prominent elements of Scandinavian design. It stems from a culture of living in small rural communities that were generally isolated, requiring reliance on natural materials.
Swedish Shaggy Rya Rug BB7712