rya

rya

[ree-uh, rahy-uh]
noun, plural ryas.
1.
a handwoven Scandinavian rug with a thick pile and usually a strong, colorful design.
2.
the weave used for this, comprising warp, weft, and hand-tied knots.

Origin:
1940–45; after Rya, city in Sweden, where originally produced

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rya

noun
a shag rug made in Sweden 
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