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Midcentury Swedish Rya Rug
By Ege Rya
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool midcentury shag Rya rug from Sweden, circa 1970s. The wool rug is in very good vintage condition and has bright, vibrant colors (red, orange, yellow, purple and brown). I...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Rya Rug
By Ege Tæpper
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1960s wool Rya rug in vibrant yellow, orange and brown abstract design. Expertly woven. Very clean. Ready to place. Actual dimensions: 11'9" x 7'10", 12' x 8'.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 94 in. L 141 in.
Swedish Rya Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
The richly opulent colors and unusual design of this Scandinavian carpet transport you to Mid-Century Europe. The unique abstract design and variety of vivid colors are cheerful and ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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W 58 in. L 86 in.
Midcentury Swedish Rya Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
This vintage Swedish Rya rug is bold and truly embodies Scandinavian Modern style. The colors are saturated and rich in this Scandinavian Rya rug and is versatile to blend with many ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Solrosen Swedish Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Solrosen Swedish Rya rug Size: 4'8" × 8'0" (142 × 243 cm) The Swedish shag rug proudly bears the famous sunflower design known as “Solrosen”, with the bold flower-head located in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sc...

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W 56 in. L 96 in.
Midcentury Colorful Swedish "Rya" Rug, 1960s
Located in Malmo, SE
A midcentury Swedish rug with a variety of colors and patterns. Very decorative and can add color to any home. The carpet is from unknown designer. Very good vintage condition withou...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Large Swedish Rya Rug, 1960s
Located in Malmo, SE
A large decorative midcentury "rya" carpet with vibrant colors. The carpet is most likely Swedish from the 1960s. Very good vintage condition with no stains.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Swedish Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Sweden, mid-20th century Handwoven 4'9" x 3'2" (145 x 97 cm).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Large-Scale Swedish Rya Rug
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Large-scale Rya rug from Sweden, circa mid-1960s. This example seamlessly blends hues of reds oranges yellows and back in a higher pile rug.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style with Pop of Color
By Ege Rya
Located in Dallas, TX
77042 vintage Swedish Rya shag rug with Scandinavian Modern style with pop of color. This vintage Swedish Rya shag rug with Scandinavian Modern style is rich in texture and will add ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid 20th Century Swedish Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Sweden Mid-20th Century Handwoven 6'10" x 4'9" (208 x 145 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, 1950s, 1B600
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Scandinavian Rya rug in blue shade. The rug is from the middle of 20th century, in original good condition and made out of soft wool.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, 1950s, 1B597
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage Scandinavian Rya woollen rug in different shades of blue and abstract design. The rug is soft and in original good condition.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, 1950s, 1B598
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage Scandinavian Rya rug in original good condition. It has been made in the middle of 20th century in yellow and brown shades.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

Original Abstract Scandinavian High Pile Abstract Rya Rug Carpet, Sweden, 1960s
By Ege Rya, Verner Panton
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1960s Origin: Scandinavia Sweden Material: 100% cotton This rug is a great example of 1960s pop art interior. Ma...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Original Abstract Scandinavian High Pile Abstract Rya Rug Carpet, Sweden, 1960s
By Ege Rya, Verner Panton
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1960s Origin: Scandinavia Sweden Material: 100% cotton This rug is a great example of 1960s pop art interior. Ma...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Bluebell Swedish Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection bluebell Swedish Rya rug Size: 2'10" × 7'3" (86 × 220 cm) Contemporary Swedish rugs are a real treat not only for interior designers, but also collecto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sca...

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Wool

Abstract Scandinavian High Pile Panton Style Rya Rug Carpet, Sweden, 1970s
By Ege Rya, Verner Panton
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Scandinavia, Sweden Material: 100% wool This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high quality Rya ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Scandinavian Fire Pattern Shag Rug by Ege Rya, circa 1970
By Ege Rya
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A great abstract design in various shades of red and orange. Nice smaller size for accenting a part of a room. By Ege Rya in Sweden, original tag has been removed.  
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Swedish Rya Landscape Scenery Rug
Located in New York, NY
A late 20th century Swedish one of a kind machine made wool rug Measures: 4'9'' x 7'11'' Swedish Rya rugs are extremely colorful, lovely and quite chic and each have their own...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Hollywood Regency Western European Rugs

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Wool

Rya Rug by Mairanne Richter for Wahlbecks, Linkoping, Sweden
By FLP Sweden
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A well woven high pile Rya rug in a mult mix of reds, black and deep toned scarlet / purple called Alvastra red. Designed by Mairanne Richter (1916-2010) who worked closely with fame...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Salanders, Sweden, Rya Rug in Pure Wool, Geometric Fields, 1960s-1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Salanders, Sweden. Rya rug in pure wool. Geometric fields in shades of green, yellow and blue, 1960s-1970s. Measures: 185 x 130 cm. In excellent condition. Sticker.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug. Size: 4 ft x 6 ft (1.22 m x 1.83 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rya rug, Sweden, mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft x 6 ft (1.22 m x 1.83 m)
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Rya Carpet, Swedish Rug, Colorful
Located in New York, NY
1960s Swedish Rya rug with a colorful, plush wool pile. Size: 4'6" X 6'7".     
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Rya Blue Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish Rya blue rug Size: 5'2" × 7'8" (157 × 233 cm) Next to timeless appearance, this almost antique carpet is distinguished by impeccable condition resulting from exc...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style, Ingrid Hellman-Knafve
By Ingrid Hellman-Knafve
Located in Dallas, TX
77044, vintage Swedish Rya rug with Scandinavian modern style, Ingrid Hellman-Knafve. This vintage Swedish Rya rug runner is simple and stunning, truly embodies Scandinavian Modern s...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterström. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rya rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, Origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft (1.52 m x 2.13 m) This captivating Scandinavian vintage rug features ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style, Ingrid Hellman-Knafve
By Ingrid Hellman-Knafve
Located in Dallas, TX
77045, vintage Swedish Rya rug with Scandinavian Modern style, Ingrid Hellman-Knafve. This vintage Swedish Rya rug runner is simple and stunning, truly embodies Scandinavian Modern s...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Large Swedish Rya Rug Kolmården by Marianne Richter
By Marianne Richter
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large Rya carpet by Swedish designer Marianne Richter. This carpet was produced by Wahlbecks in Linköping, Sweden during the 1960s. This pattern are called ”Kolmården”. This carpet...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Mid-Century Swedish Orange Rya Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage Swedish Rya rug comes with symmetric pattern of interconnected ovals rendered in a tone-on-tone orange yellow and brown palette that ranges.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Small Swedish Midcentury Carpet, Rug, 1970s
By Ege Rya
Located in Praha, CZ
Small design Scandinavian rug.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Fabric

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 3 in (1.37 m x 1.9 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rya rug, country of origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 3 in (1.37 m x 1.9 m) Enormously popular in the present day, Swedis...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Solrosen Swedish Design Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Solrosen Swedish design Rya rug Size: 5'8" × 7'7" (172 × 231 cm) The pattern is complemented by a warm and invigorating color palette of rose, hibiscus, burgundy and orange, paired...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sca...

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Shaggy Rya Green Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish Shaggy Rya green rug Size: 4'7" × 6'6" (139 × 198 cm) Shaggy and absolutely mesmerizing, this vintage Swedish rug known as “rya” is a paragon of Scandinavian cra...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Round Swedish Rya Rug. Size: 6 ft x 6 ft (1.83 m x 1.83 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage round Swedish Rya rug, Origin: Scandinavia, circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft x 6 ft (1.83 m x 1.83 m) Here is a unique and exciting vintage carpet, a vintage Swedish Rya r...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Wonderful Large Size Swedish Rya Rug, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful large sized Swedish rya rug in wonderful vintage condition. Fiery warm tones, understated neutrals and crisp jet black background details are juxtaposed in this luxurious ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug with a Modern Design in Burnt Orange, Red, Cream, Orange
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Rya Rug with a Modern Design in Burnt Orange, Red, Cream, Orange This Swedish Rya rug with modern design features a vibrant color palette of cream, brown, red, Burnt ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Swedish Rya Rug in Lapis Blue, Emerald Green, and Black
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Swedish Rya rug in lapis blue, emerald green, and black stripes Size: 4'5" × 8'6" (134 × 259 cm). This vintage pile weave comes from the time of the Scandinavian...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug. Size: 6 ft x 8 ft 10 in (1.83 m x 2.69 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rya rug, origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft x 8 ft 10 in (1.83 m x 2.69 m) Created in Scandinavia, this vintage Rya features a bold medallion surro...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Animal Pelt Design Swedish Rya Rug. Size: 3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Animal Pelt Design Vintage Swedish Rya Rug, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 10 in (0.97 m x 1.47 m) Here is a unique and intrigu...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Handmade Sunflower Rya Shag Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Put some sunshine on the floor! You can't help but smile when you see this bright and cheerful rug, yet the colors are just subdued enough not to jump out at you. Hand-hooked of wool...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Yarn

Vintage Swedish Wedding Rya Rug with Scandinavian Modern Style
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter
Located in Dallas, TX
77402, vintage Swedish wedding Rya rug with Scandinavian Modern style. With its geometric design and Bohemian hygge vibes, this hand knotted wool vintage wedding Rya rug beautifully ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug. Measures: 6' 0'' x 8' 10''.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 72 in. L 106 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, measures: 5' 10" x 9' 10".
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 70 in. L 118 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, measures: 6' 2" x 9' 6".
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 74 in. L 114 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, size: 9'8” x 17'10”.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 116 in. L 214 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, measures: 3'2" x 5' 8".
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 38 in. L 68 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug 9' 0" x 10' 10".
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 108 in. L 130 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, measures: 6' 0" x 9' 8".
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 72 in. L 116 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, measures: 6'6” x 9'9”.
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

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W 78 in. L 118 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug. Measures: 5' 10'' x 8' 8''.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique European Rya Rug
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W 70 in. L 104 in.
Antique European Rya Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European Rya rug, measures: 8' 0" x 11' 6".
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique European Rya Rug
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W 96 in. L 138 in.
Swedish Handwoven Rya Carpet, 1950
Located in New York, NY
Swedish handwoven Rya carpet Sweden, circa 1950.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage 1960's Swedish Modern Hand-Knotted Rya Rug 4.5 x 6.3
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage 1960's Swedish Modern hand-knotted rya rug in cream, slate blue and brown.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Swedish Multicolor Pile Rya Rug by Ingrid Hollman Knafve
By Ingrid Hellman-Knafve
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish multicolor pile Rya rug by Ingrid Hollman Knafve Size: 5'0" x 7'3" (152 × 220 cm) This midcentury vintage Swedish Pile Rya rug by Ingrid Hollman Knafve is a unique...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Modern 3x5 Abstract Blue, Lavender, Brown Shag Rya Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Swedish Modern 3x5 Abstract Blue, Lavender, Brown Shag Rya Rug
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Fabric

Midcentury Swedish Rya Abstract Rug in Pink, Caramel, Gray, and Black
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish Rya abstract rug in pink, caramel, gray, and black Size: 4'10" × 6'7" (147 × 200 cm) Vintage Swedish Rya rug, origin: Sweden, circa 1950. A rya is a traditional ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Rya Carpet, Swedish Designer, 1960s-1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rya carpet, Swedish designer, 1960s-1970s. Measures 192 x 135 cm. In very good condition, normal wear.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Large Multi-Color Scandinavian High Pile Rya Rug by Tabergs, Sweden, 1970s
By Tabergs
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge 1970s Rya rug " POP ART" Producer: Tabergs, Sweden This rug is a great example of 1970s Pop Art interior. Made in high quality Scandinavian R...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Linen

Midcentury Swedish Rya Wool Rug in Purple, Blue, Green and Yellow
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Swedish Rya wool rug in purple, blue, green and yellow. Size: 2'5" × 4'4" (73 × 132 cm) This stunning vintage Swedish rug immediately draws the eye with its beautiful co...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Swedish Rya Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the swedish rya rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A swedish rya rug — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. Find 102 options for an antique or vintage swedish rya rug now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the swedish rya rug you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right swedish rya rug, those designed in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made swedish rya rug has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Ege Rya, Marianne Richter and Märta Måås-Fjetterström are consistently popular.

How Much are Swedish Rya Rug?

A swedish rya rug can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,675, while the lowest priced sells for $245 and the highest can go for as much as $85,000.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.