TYPE: A Finnish ryijy by TELLERVO STRÖMMER

CIRCA: 1950’s (dated 1958)

Striking Finnish ryijy by Tellervo Strommer (1926 – 2017), entitled Loitsu (or ‘Spell’ in English) and made in 1958 at Kotiteollisuusopisto (in English, ‘College of Home Industry’) in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Rich saturated red dyed abrashed ‘pillars’ enclose a central white/grey abrashed field. This handmade ryijy has wool warp and weft with a shaggy wool pile and uses a form of the Ghiordes knot to make the double-sided pile fabric. In Excellent condition.

SIZE:  155cm x 115cm

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: n/a

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