Ritva Puotila - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Suomen Käsityön Ystävät (Friends of Finnish Handicraft), Helsinki
    Erik R. Eybye, Stockholm, acquired from the above, 1966
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    Tuomas Sopanen and Leena Willberg,The Ryijy-Rug Lives on, Finnish Ryijy-Rugs 1778-2008, Kuopio, 2008, pp. 312-13

Property from a Private Collection, Philadelphia


"Karpalo" rug

designed 1962, produced circa 1966
Wool pile.
48 1/2 x 35 in. (123.2 x 88.9 cm)
Produced by Suomen Käsityön Ystävät, Helsinki, Finland. Reverse with fabric label printed “KARPALO”/RITVA PUOTILA/SUOMEN KÄSITYÖN YSTÄVÄT/HELSINKI FINLAND and with maker’s logo. Together with the original purchase receipt.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,000

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New York Auction 29 July 2020