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Balck Filed Colorful Flower Design Signed Vintage Dated 1925 Finnish Scandinavian Rya Rug 42004

Size: 4 ft 6 in x 7 ft 7 in (1.37 m x 2.31 m)

This charming antique Finnish Rya has a classic Scandinavian folk art design of the eighteenth century.

Vintage Finnish Rya, Origin: Finland, Dated: 1925 – This charming vintage Finnish Rya rug has a classic Scandinavian folk art design of the eighteenth century rendered with absolute fidelity – a hallmark of authentic vintage area rugs. Sprays of carnations, tulips, and poppies hover on a striking black ground, surrounding a series of inscriptions. The date of 1925 indicates when the rug was woven; the date of 1798 is probably the date of its archetype, no doubt a family heirloom. This piece was probably copied to serve as a wedding rug, a function Rya’s often fulfill. The initials H and K are probably the names of the bride and groom. This rug is a rare testament to the living tradition of carpet weaving in European folk culture right into the modern period.

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