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Bold Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') handmade by Tellervo Strommer while at Kotiteollisuusopisto (or Home Industry College in English) in Hämeenlinna, Finland; the design entitled 'Loitsu' (or 'spell' in English). Ryijy's are traditional  ...
Bold Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') handmade by Tellervo Strommer while at Kotiteollisuusopisto (or Home Industry College in English) in Hämeenlinna, Finland; the design entitled 'Loitsu' (or 'spell' in English). Ryijy's are traditional  ...
Bold Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') handmade by Tellervo Strommer while at Kotiteollisuusopisto (or Home Industry College in English) in Hämeenlinna, Finland; the design entitled 'Loitsu' (or 'spell' in English). Ryijy's are traditional  ...
Bold Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') handmade by Tellervo Strommer while at Kotiteollisuusopisto (or Home Industry College in English) in Hämeenlinna, Finland; the design entitled 'Loitsu' (or 'spell' in English). Ryijy's are traditional  ...
Bold Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') handmade by Tellervo Strommer while at Kotiteollisuusopisto (or Home Industry College in English) in Hämeenlinna, Finland; the design entitled 'Loitsu' (or 'spell' in English). Ryijy's are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs with a long pile, often 'shaggy', and usually between 2.5cm to 5cm (1 to 2 inches) in length. They were created using a form of the Ghiordes knot to make the double-sided pile fabric. The first ryijy / rya's originated in the early fifteenth century as coarse, heavy covers used by mariners instead of furs. As time progressed, the rugs have evolved to be lighter and more colorful. From the late 1700's onwards their use has evolved to become now more traditionally used as bed or 'sofa' covers, and also displayed on a wall or floor. This is a beautiful example of a strikingly bold yet subtle Finnish ryijy using only varying shades of three colours (red, white, black) that was woven in 1958 (the weavers name and date is on a tag sewn onto the back of the ryijy). Wool warp and weft, size 1.55m x 1.15m (61" x 45.25") and in excellent condition.
price:  Price on request