Vintage Swedish Rug by Marta Maas, Scandinavia, Circa: 1950 – This handsome flat-woven Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom area rug features a handsome repeating pattern with sophisticated colors and uncompromising Orientalist details, exemplifying the range of fine vintage rugs. Fjetterstrom’s global influences are revealed in the impeccably styled borders and end pieces, which display crenellated zigzag patterns and reciprocating keystones filled with angular ram’s horns. These beautifully styled motifs maintain the handsome brown and burgundy color scheme and captivating stepped contours that define the field. Decorative hash-mark stripes run through strongly colored tiles and travel across the intricately patterned field, creating secondary patterns and shapes that have a stone-like tile effect. Tangerine oranges, mulberry reds and somber bole browns are arranged in formal combinations that have a wonderful level of symmetry and a robust facade perfect for complementing the warm, handcrafted appearance of arts and crafts interiors.