Rug ‘Seashells’ designed by Barbro Nilsson for MMF AB
Sweden, 1943


Barbro Nilsson introduced the gobeläng
flatweave weaving technique to the studio when she became artistic director in
1942. Snäckorna (Seashells) was the first design to be executed in this manner,
and has since become one of Nilsson's true classics. Drawing inspiration from
the ocean, Snäckorna has strands of sea shells repeatedly strewn over a surface
of varying blues. One Snäckorna is in the permanent collection of
Nationalmuesum, Stockholm.

Barbro Nilsson was educated in weaving and
dyeing and went on to become the head of textile at Konstfack, as well as
executing several monumental tapestries in collaboration with contemporary
artists. In 1942, Nilsson was chosen to manage and develop the Märta
Måås-Fjetterström studio after the founder’s passing the year before. With
absolute certainty she transformed the ocean and the sky into mastered forms in
muted colours.

L: 270 cm / 8' 10 1/2''
W: 196 cm / 6' 5''

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