Rug ‘Dukater’ designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Sweden, 1924


Signed MMF.

Märta Måås-Fjetterström established her
workshop in 1919 in the small coastal town of Båstad, in the south-west of
Sweden. Over the course of the next decades, she would become one of the most
prominent figures in the history of the Scandinavian textile industry; the
woman who took textile into the realm of fine art. By bringing traditional
weaving techniques back to life, she produced compelling work of exceptional
quality and craftsmanship.

When Märta Måås-Fjetterström died in 1941, Barbro Nilsson succeeded her as
workshop director and continued to create flatweaves and pile rugs. Ms
Nilsson's creativity hardly knew any limits and led to the invention of
tapestry-woven rugs. The playful way in which she used patterns and subtle
colors is, according to us, remarkable.

The exceptional craftsmanship used in
weaving the rugs have long been recognized by people in the industry. Her works
merge rural Nordic traditions with modernist trends in an unparalleled way. Increasingly, these rugs are being
considered by collectors as genuine works of art. They can be found in many
museums such as: The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of
Art , The Louvre, Trondheim’s Museum in Norway, The National museum
(Stockholm), The Röhsska Museum of Design and Decorative Arts (Gothenburg),
Nordiska museet (Stockholm) and many others.

L: 347 cm / 11' 4 1/2''
Length including the tassels: 365 cm / 11' 11 3/4''
W: 265 cm / 8' 8 1/4''

Price: on application

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