Foto Katri Haahti: Karpalosuo. Taidehalli (c) Kari Jämsén

Woven Beauty

Nervanderinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Kunsthalle Helsinki

Woven Beauty - Four Centuries of Finnish Ryijy Rugs

Woven Beauty - Four Centuries of Finnish Ryijy Rugs

The exhibition Woven Beauty will open in Kunsthalle Helsinki in November. It will feature a selection of ryijy rugs from the past four centuries from the collection of Tuomas Sopanen.

The total of around 100 ryijys, ranging in age from the 18th century until the present day, represent the most extensive entirety ever displayed in Finland. The focus of the exhibition is on modern art ryijys, in addition to which traditional folk-style ryijys will also be presented.

Tuomas Sopanen’s collection currently includes more than 500 ryijy rugs. The exhibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki will present most traditional types and models of ryijys – decorative woven tapestries unique to Finland most often hung on a wall.

Kunsthalle Helsinki
7.11.2020-23.5.2021 (closed 30.11.2020-15.2.2021)

Tue, Thu-Fri 11.00-18.00, Wed 11.00-20.00, Sat-Sun 11.00-17.00
ATT! Starting from 16.2.2021 pre-booking required.

Admission fee 8/14€