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: Mid Century Design Wool Rya Carpet
Style: Mid Century Design Scandinavian Rya Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Red, Black, Brown, Orange
Size: 8' X 11'
Rug Number: 70003198