Rya Rugs - A Collection of Vintage Swedish Rugs

Rya Rugs - A Collection of Vintage Swedish Rugs top hr

Beautiful Collection Of Rya Rugs from Sweden

Rya Rugs (or Ryijy) are the traditional Scandinavian rugs made in Sweden and Finland, and word "Rya" actually means Rug. The vintage Scandinavian Rya rugs that were made in Sweden have extremely long, dense pile and were inspired by the Turkish "Yataks" or bedding rugs. Simple patterns, stripes and geometric designs are emblematic of these textural treasures. Thanks to the recent revival of mid century decors the vintage Swedish Rya rugs seem to have made a strong comeback. Interior Designers and decorators from all four corners of the world are seeking out vintage rugs from Scandinavia and more specifically the mid-century vintage Rya rugs because of their art deco feel and modernist designs. From all the different types of Scandinavian carpets, the Rya rugs are easiest to recognize due to their pile which is much like the modern day "shag carpets".

Scandinavia's fantastic vintage rya Rugs are modernist, luxurious and superbly stylish. With such rich textures, bold colors and abstract designs, it's not surprising that these luscious mid-century rugs are working their way back into modern interiors. After Islamic textiles were introduced to the far north around the 10th century, it didn't take Scandinavian craftspeople long to produce their own re-creations. The first long-pile Ryas were worn by sailors and fishermen, and they were also used as insulating bedcovers. This enduring Nordic textile enjoyed centuries of popularity first as an upper-class bed covering and later as a local handicraft. During the 1600s, 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.

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31 Rugs Found in Rya Rugs

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug By Judith Johansson 47970

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.22 m)
This mid-century Swedish carpet is characterized by an exciting, modern composition which beautifully communicates the abstract.

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 48037

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 10 in
          (0.97 m x 1.47 m)
Quintessentially modern and beautifully composed, this vintage rug is an intriguing example.

Vintage Round Swedish Rya Rug 48193

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 6 ft x 6 ft
          (1.83 m x 1.83 m)
A powerful and dynamic work, this vintage carpet features a clockwise swirl of yellow set against a complex pattern of eccentric swaths of color.

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rya Rug 47782

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 6 ft
          (1.22 m x 1.83 m)

Sale:

  • $2,600.00
Quintessentially mid-century, this Swedish rug, with its pallet of red and concentric ovals, is an abstract delight.

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 46234

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.37 m x 1.9 m)
This exquisite vintage rya features a bold geometric design conceived by the highly decorated textile artist Marianne Richter and rendered in subtle green hues.

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rya Rug 48086

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 4 in
          (1.4 m x 1.93 m)
It is in this lightest portion, which is a sort of tan-ivory tone, that the action of the carpet unfolds: here, a highly abstract composition of lines and circles boldly asserts itself.

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 45791

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.37 m x 1.96 m)
Delicate water lilies and floating lotus leaves decorate the saturated turquoise and azure blue field of this charming vintage Scandinavian Rya created circa 1940.

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug by Verner Panton 47698

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.35 m x 1.96 m)
This beautiful Scandinavian rug, designed by the celebrated Verner Panton, delights with is pallet of contrasting tones, and its delightfully understated design.

Vintage Scandinavian Rug 45165

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.37 m x 1.96 m)

Sale:

  • $3,100.00
Abstract figures with a geometric structure and crystalline form decorate the marvelously textural field of this vintage mid-century Rya from Scandinavia.

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 48011

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.32 m x 1.96 m)
Straightforward and compelling at the same time, this vintage Scandinavian carpet is an excellent example of the dynamic nature of minimalist design.

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