Wednesday, April 8, 2015
We Stopped By The Treasure Aisle Antique Mall Last Saturday Just To Kill Some Time And Because We Hadn't Been In Quite A While, Not Expecting To Find A Bargain...Then This Happened. The Coolest Rya I've Seen In Ages! Status: Undecided.
If this was a larger size (it's about 3' X 5') I'd throw it under our dining table or in the living room but as it stands, I'm just not sure I've got a good place for it. That said, it's hard to let go of such a great Rya rug. These aren't exactly a dime a dozen!
This was untagged in a booth at Treasure Aisle so we took it up to the checkout to have the staff call
the vendor. I really didn't expect to get a price that I'd be happy with but was pleasantly surprised by
the reasonable asking. Not only that but the booth was having a sale! It was kind of a mess and
needed to be beat and vacuumed. Even so, I could see through the detritus that it was a beaut.
I always thought that "Rya" was a brand name of Scandinavian rug but it turns out that it's just Rya
just means rug. I feel like I've seen TONS of rugs with patterns like this while researching other Rya
rugs in the past, but now I can't find another with this particular combination of vibrant colors and
tightly packed subject. Maybe it's just the small size. I do find larger rugs with similar vibes but with
much more open space in their design.
This particular rug was obviously hung on a wall. It has a wooden flat rod and hooks installed for
such, but then why was it such a mess? Surely it wasn't hung after having been on the floor and not
been cleaned! Dunno. I gave it a good beating and then vacuumed it too, but it's still wanting for a
bit more attention. When I purchased it, I didn't really give it a good once over like I probably should
have, but luckily it's in perfect condition. Sometimes, even at St. Louis' most well known antique
mall, you get lucky!