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Rug

Rug

Barbro Nilsson

Sweden, 1940's

Snäckorna. Rug in wool, tapestry weave. Designed in 1943. Handwoven at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Acquired by the present owner in the 1940's.

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Märta Måås-Fjetterström (1873-1941), considered to be Sweden’s greatest textile artist, founded her studio in the southern part of Sweden in 1919, where artisan weavers learned to interpret Måås-Fjetterström’s many water colour sketches into hand-woven masterpieces of knotted piles and “rölakan” flat weave rugs, wall hangings and tapestries of exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

In 1941 textile artist Barbro Nilsson became the studio’s director and, together with artists Marianne Richter and Ann-Mari Forsberg, they continued Måås-Fjetterström’s work. Her tapestries and rugs are represented at Louvre in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm among many other museums.

This is a vintage piece. Please be aware that the item might have visible signs of previous use, minor cosmetic wear, fading and patina.

Measurements

Width
194 cm
76.38 in
Height
245 cm
96.46 in

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