Vintage Swedish Rug 45521
Intricately decorated, this diverse Marta Maas Fjetterstrom carpet features a forest of floral trees flanked by decorative roundels and fortress-like structures.
9 ft (2.74 m)
12 ft 3 in (3.73 m)
Swedish Rug, Scandinavia, Mid 20th Century – Created by Swedish carpet-weaving legend Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, this rustic Scandinavian rug showcases an eclectic world style with bucolic tribal qualities gathered from different latitudes. Often inspired by Scandinavian folklore and traditional woven textiles, this diverse Scandinavian carpet features a boldly decorated forest of flowers flanked by decorative roundels rendered in a lively variety of tribal colors. While circular checkerboard flowers and decorative roundels dot the subtly striped walnut brown field, branching trees with intricately decorated trunks form secondary arches with their staggered positions. Polychromatic borders incorporating clear white zigzagging motifs and inset squares gently frame the densely decorated field. Highlighting the ingenious design skills of Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, this striking Swedish carpet features a plentiful variety of decorative motifs combined with inset squares and simple repeating emblems that become familiar parts of the composition.