Vintage Swedish Rug by MMF Spattangul BB6120 3'4" × 7'0"
This circa-1940 flat weave styled vintage Swedish rug by MMF – Märta Måås-Fjetterström, titled “Spattangul” features an all-over design of gently curving lines in shades of white, purple and green against a striated yellow-gray field. The overall look of the vintage carpet is evocative of landscapes with rolling hills, filtered through a modernist gaze. 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 and cultural 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 and sought after in the rug world.