Märta Måås-Fjetterström “Carnation Tapestry Weave” BB6000
This vintage Swedish tapestry by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, titled “Carnation Tapestry Weave,” features an intriguing all-over design of geometric abstractions, an atypical checkerboard in varying shades of light and dark brown, with white accents punctuating the modernist piece. Måås-Fjetterström (1873-1941) was a leading figure in Swedish textile design, with a workshop known for producing well-composed rugs incorporating traditional Swedish and modern motifs. In Sweden, carpets and rugs have been hand-knotted in wool for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the craft was seen as being an important artistic practice throughout Sweden, and designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century remain among the most desirable in the rug world.
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