Vintage Swedish Flat Woven Rug by Marta Mass Fetterstrom (Rutmattan) BB8042 6'5" × 8'8" $20,000
A vintage Swedish flat woven rug Rutmattan by textile designer Märta Måås-Fjetterström with woven initials (MMF) at a corner. It is in excellent original condition, consistent with age. The rug displays geometric and linear pattern ended with long tassels on shorter edges. The composition is on shades of red, green, navy blue, beige and off-white.
Märta Måås-Fjetterström, born 1873, was an artist who would come to revolutionize the Swedish textile tradition through her studio in Båstad. Inspired by the nature around her, oriental rugs and ancient Scanian textiles, she employed skilled artisan weavers to create innovative rugs and tapestries. Märta Måås-Fjetterström started her weaving studio in Båstad 1919 and was active from the 1910s to 1941, increasingly combining rural Nordic traditions with modernist trends. Her works are exhibited in some of the world’s most important art museums, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. At the time of her death in 1941 she left almost 700 sketches and working instructions – as well as a fully functioning studio.
Vintage Swedish Flat Woven Rug by Marta Mass Fetterstrom (Rutmattan) BB8042