Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Märta Måås-Fjetterström “Viggbård” BB6087 5'10" × 8'0" $16,000
The author of this mesmerizing antique carpet is an absolute icon of Swedish weaving craft, Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom. She is not only a mother to some of the greatest textiles in the world but also the precursor and the co-founder of the well-known and celebrated Scandinavian design.
Her skill and artistry are clearly visible in every inch of this outstanding flat-weave carpet entitled VIGGBÅRD, which means “tufted duck border.” It is easy to figure out where the name comes from – all borders of this enchanting creation are embellished with a zigzag pattern that imitates the tuft of a wild bird. Such a nature-related reference is deeply embedded in the philosophy of Scandinavian aesthetics which assumes that beauty lies in practicality, simplicity, and inspirations are taken directly from the breathtaking natural surroundings of the northern countries.
The main field constitutes a calm counterweight to the highly decorative and energetic borders. This inspiring Swedish rug exhibits a rich and traditional color palette composed of subdued shades of teal, light brown, coral, yellow, and off-white which work together in perfect harmony despite their abundance. The flat-weave comes from the hands of a master, so it is impeccable in terms of execution. Masterfully hand-crafted of the finest wool in old and refined weaving techniques by a skilled artisan, the vintage area rug will surely serve its owners for generations without any signs of blemish, just as it has until this day. It is a perfect option for all admirers of never-fading beauty, first-rate quality, and ingenious Scandinavian simplicity.
Vintage Swedish Flat Weave Rug by Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Viggbård" BB6087