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AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström

Märta Måås-Fjetterström (1873-1941)
Classic, timeless and pure; such was Märta Måås-Fjetterström the woman and her art, the artistically expressive tapestries and rugs that define and epitomize the Swedish textile ideal. Born in 1873 in the south of Sweden, she initially had planned to illustrate books, but when she began to send highly profound cartoons of tapestries to the Museum of Historical Culture it was clear her genius was to be found elsewhere. She gained recognition as an artist in 1909 when she created a series of works, all exhibited in premier museums and galleries. She was then asked to design the rugs used in the Nobel Prize ceremonies because of the universal appeal and support of her work. Ten years later Måås-Fjetterström set up her workshop with a few handloom weavers in Bastad. From her study at this resort town, she enjoyed an expansive view of the wide, tranquil Laholm Bay, and grew all her favorite flowers in her cherished garden.

In this atmosphere of genuine peace and freedom, Märta Måås-Fjetterström created textile art that transformed the world into ornamemtal art without losing any of its innate vitality. Her pieces are clearly inspired by nature. Although graphic in style, the motifs are taken from the natural world with colors as complex and changeable as nature itself. Indeed you can almost smell the plants and the damp soil and yet every flower has become a strictly ornamental, personal design with its own function in the total composition.

Her diligence, creative energy and enthusiasm, present throughout the entire 22 years she ran her workshop before her death are best illustrated by more than the 600 designs, sketches, and woven patterns she left for the world to enjoy. Her compositions range from heavy-pile carpets, hooked rugs and kilim rugs –works of art, all of which were rooted in the deep Nordic cultural traditions inspired by Scandinavian nature and woven by young girls whose hands were graced with weaving traditions passed down through many generations.

* Pieces were signed either “MMF,” if produced during Märta Måås-Fjetterström's lifetime, or “AB MMF,” for those made after her death in 1941.

Read more: The House that Mӓrta Built….

22028
Swedish Flat Weave

22059
Swedish Flat Weave

22087
Swedish Flat Weave

22155
Swedish Flat Weave

22117
Swedish Flat Weave

22118
Swedish Flat Weave

02595
Swedish Flat Weave

22165
Swedish Flat Weave

02954
Swedish Flat Weave

22182
Swedish Flat Weave

22084
Swedish Flat Weave

02746
Swedish Flat Weave

02934
Swedish Flat Weave

22195
Swedish Flat Weave

02824
Swedish Flat Weave

02745
Swedish Flat Weave

02944
Swedish Flat Weave

02788
Swedish Flat Weave

02915
Swedish Flat Weave

02858
Swedish Flat Weave

02716
Swedish Flat Weave

02516
Swedish Flat Weave

02544
Swedish Flat Weave

02952
Swedish Flat Weave

02732
Swedish Flat Weave

22179
Swedish Flat Weave

02825
Swedish Flat Weave

02829
Swedish Flat Weave

22187
Swedish Flat Weave

22100
Swedish Flat Weave

22027
Swedish Flat Weave

03276
Swedish Pile

03170
Swedish Pile

03189
Swedish Pile

03231
Swedish Pile

03233
Swedish Pile

03240
Swedish Pile

03269
Swedish Pile

03273
Swedish Pile

03270
Swedish Pile

03279
Swedish Pile

03234
Swedish Pile

03313
Swedish Pile

03326
Swedish Pile

03396
Swedish Pile

03407
Swedish Pile

03264
Swedish Pile

03341
Swedish Pile

03391
Swedish Pile

03374
Swedish Pile

03344
Swedish Pile

03245
Swedish Pile

03411
Swedish Pile & Flat Weave

03422
Swedish Rya

22038
Swedish Wall Hanging

22259
Swedish Wall Hanging

02578
Swedish Wall Hanging

02713
Swedish Wall Hanging

02826
Swedish Wall Hanging

02945
Swedish Wall Hanging

22103
Swedish Wall Hanging

22220 & 22221
Swedish Wall Hanging

22154
Swedish Wall Hanging

22190 & 22191
Swedish Wall Hanging

22224
Swedish Wall Hanging

22226
Swedish Wall Hanging

22180
Swedish Wall Hanging/Carpet