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Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug. Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 4 in (1.52 m x 1.93 m)

$2,000

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Colorful and funky vintage Swedish Rya Shag rug, Country of origin: Sweden, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 4 in (1.52 m x 1.93 m) This colorful Swedish rya shag rug will take you back the early part of the second half of the mid-20th century. This classic piece of American pop culture is a must-have vintage rug. The colors and randomness of the design give it a playful and whimsical quality. One of the most striking features of this geometric carpet is the use of color. It has a wide range of bright, vibrant single-color geometric shapes, except for the few blocks that use a muted two-tone design. It uses both warm and cool colors in jewel tones to create a fresh and lively design. The artist used the whole box of crayons in this piece. The design itself has little to hold it together other than the use of rectangles and squares of varying shapes and sizes. The design shows the complete freedom of expression of the artist, which is one of the qualities that makes it a unique collectible. Swedish rya knot carpets are made similarly to other pile carpets where a series of knots are tied to a warp with several rows of regular weaving between them to keep them in place. Rya knot carpets of this type have a longer pile of between one and three inches, which is much longer than traditional pile carpets. They are sometimes called “shag” carpets and became quite popular during the 1970's. These carpets were quite the trend of the rich and famous, and authentic Swedish ones became expensive art collectibles.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Width: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Length: 76 in. (193.04 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-KnottedWool
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    This piece is in excellent condition with good plush and shaggy pile throughout.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 702861stDibs: LU859716421001

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    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in New York, NY

In business since 1980, Nazmiyal offers an extensive and diverse array of rugs and textiles, including rare and beautiful vintage Moroccan and Swedish carpets and fashion-forward modern and contemporary examples for today’s lifestyles. Their inventory, hand-selected from sources around the world, is constantly updated, insuring that cu...

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