Signed Vintage Arts and Crafts Design Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Swedish Rya Rug 45786
Created in Sweden circa 1934, this regal Rya features a formal geometric composition with rectilinear compartments that have a distinct arts and crafts influence.
Dated 1934 and Singed “ANNO” Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Early 20th Century – An elegant vintage Scandinavian rug that features a formal rectilinear composition embellished with delicate floral bouquets and well-defined compartments decorated with abstract color blocks and gradient stripes. Coffered borders decorated with linear details create an elegant frame that encloses the lavishly decorated and subtly colored field. Reminiscent of formal craftsman and arts and crafts works, this sophisticated Rya depicts subdivided geometric compartments and strong colors, including deeply saturated monochrome sections and speckled roan details. Soft green color blocks and peachy pink accents are effectively juxtaposed against robust shades of teal and walnut brown.
This artistic vintage Swedish Rya rug is dated 1934 and lined with inscriptions and monogrammed glyphs. There is also what looks to be a signature at the bottom that reads “ANNO”. The fact that it has a date and features an inscription leads is to believe that this was more than likely created to be a dowry gift.
The vintage Scandinavian rugs are usually not dated unless there is a specific reason. For the most part, the dated Swedish rugs were woven to be given as dowry gifts. Since this vintage Scandinavian rug is actually dated – 1934, and supported by the name inscription, we can, with quite the degree of certainty, assume that this rug was custom made with the intent of being an actual “dowry rug”. This aspect of the rug history adds so much to its story and interest.
The historical aspect aside, this vintage Swedish Rya rug is a delightful and beautifully woven carpet that will be sure to enhance any interior space. The use of more grounding neutral colors combined with the captivating arts and crafts rug design, make this an easy piece to incorporate into a variety of home decor approaches. Naturally, it would look amazing in a Scandi decorated interior and retro inspired interior design. But it is s versatile that it could work in many other home decor approaches as well.