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Finnish Textiles - Rya

Finnish Textiles – Rya Rugs
Here are a few examples of rya rugs. The pile for a rya rug or tapestry is woven or sewn onto a wool backing. A rya is traditionally hung on a wall as a tapestry and not used on the floor as it is not durable for floor use.
The sett of the warp and number of weft rows and knots per inch can vary in a rya, depending on the level of detail of the design.

rya rug

45″ x 65″

Warp: linen

Sett: 6 epi

Weft: 2 ply wool

horizontal – 3 knots per inch

vertical – 3 knots per inch

6 rows Tabby between each row of knots

Pile length – 1.5 inches

traditional Finnish rya rug

“Hopea Pajukuja”

Silver Willow Lane

Warp: linen

Sett: 10 epi

Weft: 2 ply wool

Horizontal: 5 knots/inch

Vertical: 3 knots/inch

3 strands yarn per knot

Pile length: 1 inch

More about Rya rugs

Rya Tapestry
A short history of the Rya tapestry.

How to Fix a Rya Rug
Hemp Rya Tapestry
How to Weave a Rya Rug

More Finnish Textiles:

Poppana

Doubleweave Pickup

Wall Hangings, Raanu

Weaving Books: Rya Tapestry

Cum Rya
This book features many Scandinavian rugs written in English and Danish.
UK: Cum Rya

Hooked rugs & ryas;: Designing patterns and applying techniques
Rya: Designing patterns and applying techniques.
UK: Hooked Rugs and Ryas

Techniques of Rya Knotting
UK: Techniques of Rya Knotting

SWEDISH TEXTILE ART: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania (The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Swedish Textile Art)
Focusing on the 95 textiles in the Khalili Collection, this volume discusses social conditions in Scania and the lives of the weavers, as well as the techniques, designs, and materials that they used.
UK: Swedish Textile Art

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