[ree-uh, rahy-uh]
noun, plural ry·as.
  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 of rya

First recorded in 1940–45; after Rya, city in Sweden, where originally produced
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