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Not currently on display at the V&A


1799 (made)
Place of origin

Object details
Object type
Brief description
Rug or 'ryijy', 1799, Finnish
  • Top edge width: 1441mm
  • Bottom edge width: 1476mm
  • Proper right length: 1840mm
  • Proper left length: 1799mm
  • Weight: 14.5kg
Weight including roller
Object history
The main purpose of a ryijy was to be a warm cover either in bed or while traveling in a sled. More decorative ones often commemorated weddings and were on the floor only during the ceremony.
initials M L T
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 23, 2008
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