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Rug

1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Carpet of woollen pile. With a pink border containing a deeply stepped key pattern with cruciform motives in the interstices. With a patterned green field with a design consisting of rows of half-diamond motives across the width. At one end, the first row of motives is of complete diamond shapes. Different colours in the pile pick out the pattern. The weft is of a uniform deep blue. To every row of knots there is approximately 0.5 inch of weft threads. Colours of navy blue, blue, white, and several shades of pink and green.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woollen pile
Brief description
Rug or 'ryijy' of woollen pile, Finland, 1835
Physical description
Carpet of woollen pile. With a pink border containing a deeply stepped key pattern with cruciform motives in the interstices. With a patterned green field with a design consisting of rows of half-diamond motives across the width. At one end, the first row of motives is of complete diamond shapes. Different colours in the pile pick out the pattern. The weft is of a uniform deep blue. To every row of knots there is approximately 0.5 inch of weft threads. Colours of navy blue, blue, white, and several shades of pink and green.
Dimensions
  • Top edge width: 1305mm
  • Bottom edge width: 1303mm
  • Proper right length: 1900mm
  • Proper left length: 1863mm
  • Weight: 7kg
Weight including roller
Marks and inscriptions
'1835' and 'IFSA' (Inscribed at one end of the green field)
Credit line
Given by Lancelot Spicer, Esq.
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.
Collection
Accession number
T.191-1953

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Record createdDecember 23, 2008
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