This circa-1940 vintage Swedish half pile rug by Märta Måås-Fjetterström features an intrguing all-over design of gray geometric shapes inspired by architectural elements. The pile weave creates structure that adds an element of intrigue to the vintage carpet. 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, endorsed by such fixtures of modernism as Le Corbusier, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, remain among the most desirable and sought after in the rug world.
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Vintage Swedish Half Pile Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom
Item No. BB5678
Circa: 1940

Price: $ 14,000
Size: 4'4" × 7'6" (132 × 229 cm)
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Vintage Swedish Half Pile Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom BB5678