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Woven Beauty – Four centuries of Finnish ryijy textiles

Woven Beauty – Four centuries of Finnish ryijy textiles

The exhibition compiled from Tuomas Sopanen’s ryijy collection is a unique cross-section of traditional ryijy textiles from Finland from the 18th century until today. Kunsthalle Helsinki will explore the intriguing story of the Finnish ryijy through 130 exhibited ryijys.

The exhibition “Woven Beauty – Four centuries of Finnish ryijy textiles” presents a wide and diverse selection of ryijys that shows their richness as well as their many shapes, textures and patterns that have changed over time. The ryijy has seen many colourful phases in its history and recent times, always returning in new forms to carry on its lively tradition for new generations.

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