Rug ‘Salerno Grey’ designed by Barbro Nilsson for Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB,
Sweden, 1948.

Hand-woven wool.

Rölakan technique.


Provenance: From a private Swedish collection.

Barbro Nilsson designed her renowned collection of ‘Salerno’ textiles at the request of a very special commission. In 1947, a freight plane carrying twenty-five Swedish Air Force pilots crashed near Scala, a small town north of the ancient city of Salerno in Italy’s Monti Latteri region. Despite the heroic efforts of Italian locals, only four of the pilots survived. The Swedish Government commissioned the MMF workshop to design a commemorative rug that would also be sent as a gift to the chapel of the hospital in Scala where the survivors were cared for.

L: 297 cm / 9' 9''
W: 207 cm / 6' 9 1/2''

Price: on application

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