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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 bed-covers.

This enduring Nordic textile enjoyed centuries of popularity first as an upper-class bed covering and later as a local handicraft. During the 1600's, 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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Below you can view our current selection of Vintage Swedish Rya Rugs:

29 Rugs Found in Rya Rugs

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 48085

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 48085 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

8 ft 2 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.49 m x 3.51 m)

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Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 45530

Vintage Rya Rug 45530 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

7 ft 10 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.39 m x 3.51 m)

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Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 48579

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 48579 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Rya Rugs

8 ft 2 in x 11 ft 4 in (2.49 m x 3.45 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 45537

Vintage Rya Rug 45537 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

8 ft x 10 ft 8 in (2.44 m x 3.25 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 47323

Vintage Swedsh Rya Rug 47323 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

7 ft 5 in x 10 ft 5 in (2.26 m x 3.17 m)

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Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Rya Rug 45660

Vintage Rya Scandinavian Rug 45660 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

6 ft 2 in x 9 ft 9 in (1.88 m x 2.97 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 45538

Vintage Rya Rug 45538 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

5 ft 10 in x 9 ft (1.78 m x 2.74 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 45531

Vintage Rya Rug 45531 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

6 ft x 8 ft 10 in (1.83 m x 2.69 m)

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Vintage Rya Rug 45786

Vintage Rya Rug 45786 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

6 ft 2 in x 8 ft 9 in (1.88 m x 2.67 m)

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Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 45535

Vintage Rya Rug 45535 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

5 ft 9 in x 8 ft 7 in (1.75 m x 2.62 m)

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Scandinavian Art Deco Rug 50307

French Art Deco Rug 50307 Nazmiyal - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 4 in x 8 ft 2 in (1.32 m x 2.49 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 46359

Vintage Rya Rug 46359 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

5 ft 3 in x 8 ft (1.6 m x 2.44 m)

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Round Vintage Swedish Deco Rug 46614

Vintage Swedish Deco Rug 46614 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

7 ft 3 in x 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m x 2.21 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 46158

Vintage Swedish Rya Scandinavian Rug 46158 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 6 in (1.4 m x 1.98 m)

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Vintage Swedish Rya Rug 48011

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug #48011 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in (1.32 m x 1.96 m)

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Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug 45165

Rya Rug Vintage Art Deco Carpet 45165 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in (1.37 m x 1.96 m)

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