Featured Red striped wool rug

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by blooey, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Just picked up this weaving, measures about 60" x 32", seems to be wool on a cotton warp - the red is quite unusual and "fiery" ...the ends are folded over and sewn so no fringe evident ...after a bit of googling think it might be a Swedish weaving? Any ideas?



    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
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  2. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    With the asymmetry and repeated variations of the design, it might be inspired by Bauhaus textiles (like Anni Albers). It does not appear to have much wear.
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  3. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    agreed, very good condition ..
  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    @2manybooks Much as I would like this to be a Bahaus rug,:smuggrin: I'm afraid I can't get away from Scandinavia, and after further digging I think this must be a "rana" rug.

    Apparently Lapplanders used them in their sleighs as coverlets. The Swedes and Finns use them as wall hangings. Ranas seem to favour asymmetry and the "toothed" design is also common, so I think it must be one.
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, it looks like a rana rug from Sweden or Finland. They are also popular as throws over furniture. @judy may know more about them.
  6. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi AJ!

    Hi Blooey!

    I wish I could ID, but not like any piece to which I can relate.

    It would look lovely in my kitchen though! :cat:
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  7. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Looking around my house checking out woven items, I discovered I have this narrow table runner.....(in use no less). DUH!

    Similar woven pattern?

    Never paid much attention to the weave but it is different from most that I have.

    Very different from my floor mats.

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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  9. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Here is another that I also use on a daily basis......bit more geometric design, but similar.


    I am more likely to recognize this type of Scandi weaves.
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  10. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I forgot the image.


    A small table mat.

    So much for knowing what is in my own house!!:rolleyes:

    Time to rake leaves!
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  11. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the confirmation ID!

    Now I can tell my pal that his ID as "African - Bantu, I think":wideyed: was just a tiny bit wide of the mark!:jimlad:
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    In all fairness, he said 'I think', nothing definite.:playful:
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