Finnish ryijy (or in Swedish ‘rya’) entitled ‘Liekit’ (in English ‘flames’). Ryijy’s / rya’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. 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 evolved to be lighter and more colourful and to become more traditionally used as bed or ‘sofa’ covers, and also to being displayed on a wall. This is a beautiful example of a piece that was woven in the 1960’s and a design which evokes a blazing fire that would exude a warmth to any room. In excellent condition. ALREADY SOLD.