A Great Vintage Shag Pile Swedish Rya Rug, Country Of Origin: Finland, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Here is a particularly beautiful vintage carpet – a mid-century Scandinavian rug, characterized by a distinct and exciting composition and an intriguing pallet of earth tones and oranges. Scandinavian rugs and carpets – especially mid-century Swedish rugs and carpets, have recently been enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity, due in large part to the increased interest in mid-century Modern design and aesthetics. This striking Finnish Rya or long pile rug is a classic example of the type. Originally developed as bedding coverlets, these vintage rugs are luxuriantly soft and comfortable. Their overall design were traditional graphic and abstract. This example reflects the modernist tradition that developed in Scandinavia after the Second World War, with its abstract asymmetrical network in brown and white on grey, accented with flashes of color. A beautiful vintage carpet, this mid-twentieth century Scandinavian rug delights with its exciting and unapologetic-ally modern composition.