Green Geometric Vintage Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Swedish Marianne Richter Rya Shag Area Rug 46234


Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 3 in (1.37 m x 1.9 m)
Style: Rya Rugs

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, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid 20th CenturyScandinavian rugs were important pieces of Mid-Century Modern art that captured the essence of man’s connection with the natural world. Today, interior designers are once again trying to capture a hint of the natural world and bring it to our indoor spaces. This gorgeous piece of Mid-20th century art is the iconic work of Marianne Richter and is an essential piece for any collection.

The history of Rya rugs goes back to the early 15th century when sailors used them for warmth against the cold, Scandinavian winds. They would eventually be used by the Swedish nobility as a sign of rank or status. In the 1970s, they would serve as inspiration for trendy long-pile shag carpets. Today we love them for their charming feel and the texture they add to the space. This one is a beautiful example that honors nature with its honeycomb pattern and organic green colors.

The designs of Marianne Richter hold a special place in textile art history. She began creating rugs in 1942 and was a student of Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. Her work includes flatweaves, pile weaves, tapestries, and rya rugs. For a short time, she was invited to work with Barbro Nilsson. Several of her pieces hang in Swedish embassies.

Marianne Richter has an impressive resume as a textile artist, and this delightful piece shows her vibrant, energetic style. Much like a honeycomb, this piece has a natural feel that embraces the connection between humanity and the natural world. It would be a beautiful addition to a Mid-Century Modern collection or a modern space with layers of texture.

The greens of this rug would add an organic touch to a room of neutrals. Adding in a few large plants and basket-woven pieces would bring out this theme even more. This is a creative piece that will allow you to express your love of nature and bring it to your interior space. It will fit well into a collection of Mid-Century masterpieces or a room that is an eclectic collection of your favorite contemporary and vintage finds.

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