Vintage striking ryamatta in pure wool with modern lightening design circa 1970's


Vintage ryamatta with central ray design in typical pure wool subtle muted colours

This enduring Nordic textile enjoyed centuries of popularity first as an upper-class bed covering and later as a local handicraft. During the 1600’s, decorative Rya rugs were made for dowries, featured in wedding ceremonies and displayed in homes. The popularity of these luxurious, colorful rugs really took off in the mid-20th century when shag carpets were must-have accessories, and Scandinavian design pieces were all the rage. The scrumptious texture and rich colors of vintage Scandinavian Ryas have earned them a place in stylish homes once again.
Condition is very good with losses to fringes.

Size is 175 x 94 cm including fringes

All my ryamattas are sourced from private homes in Scandinavia.


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