Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Vikings introduced the Scandinavians to Islamic silk textiles; after that, the Ottomans introduced them to knotted pile carpets. By the 15th century, the Scandinavians developed a dark and heavy style that insulated them from the bitter winter cold; eventually both the colors and the materials turned lighter. In subsequent centuries, Rye rugs were adapted in different ways by the different northern European countries. In Sweden, Ryas were initially worn for warmth before they were favored by the nobility as bed coverings. In Finland, they were included in a bride's dowry and used in weddings and as prayer rugs. In the 1970s Ryas went through a trendy phase in the United States, in part because of their popular use by mid-century architects who brought the warmth of the Rya aesthetic to the austere and minimalist style of architecture at that time.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Abstract Design Rya Wool Carpet
Style: Mid Century Finnish Signed Rya Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Blue, Ivory, Orange, Green, Yellow, Taupe
Size: 6'7" X 9'6"
Rug Number: 70003093
Mid-Century Modern Carpets showcase what the mid 20th century was largely defined by – the experimentation and innovation in the arts, industries, the sciences and popular culture. These carpets explore the boundaries, and push the limits, of textural and visual style, creating designs that provide a strong sensory experience and can quickly change the look and feel of your interior home design.
Over the past several years, there has been a substantial increase in the popularity of certain types of Mid-Century Modern rugs. In the 21st century, the world has seen a renewed interest in “all things vintage.” This has created a surging demand for authentic mid 20th century works of art. And, while modernized productions continue to be produced, despite its “vintage” design, it is not, by definition, truly vintage. Mid-Century Modern rug styles are exciting and dynamic examples of the various artistic developments of the mid 20th century, and each have their own story to tell.
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