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  • Literature

    Anja Louhio, Taideryijyjä. Modern Finnish Rugs, Helsinki, 1970, p. 109; Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds., Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-1997, New York, 1998, p. 337 for a similar example; Tuomas Sopanen and Leena Willberg, The Ryijy-rug lives on: Finnish Ryijy-Rugy 1778-2008, Kuopio, 2008, p. 297


‘USVA’ (Mist) rug

designed 1968
Wool and cotton.
142 x 130 cm (55 7/8 x 51 1/8 in)
Handwoven by Siiri Karhu, Finland. Produced by Suomen Käsityön Ystävät, Finland (The Friends of Finnish Handicrafts). Underside with stitched label ‘”USVA”/UHRA SIMBERG-EHRSTRÖM/SUOMEN KÄSITYÖN YSTÄVÄT/HELSINKI FINLAND’.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011