Original Mid Century Modern Vintage Swedish Marta Maas Fjetterstrom Hostmattan Flatweave Rug 47662

Size: 7 ft 6 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.29 m x 3.51 m)

This remarkable vintage Swedish rug, attributed to the legendary Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, boats some of that designer’s most admired aesthetic preferences.

Vintage Scandinavian Rug, Swedish rug, c. Mid-Twentieth Century – Here is a remarkable vintage rug – a mid-twentieth century masterpiece, designed by the enduringly popular Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. Mid-century modern Swedish rugs, such as this exemplary composition, are among the most enduringly popular rug styles, with pieces designed by Marta Maas being the most desirable of all. Admired by collectors of fine rugs throughout the world, the designs of Marta Maas Fjetterstrom are remarkable for their brilliant coming-together of traditional Swedish design and modern aesthetic preferences. This piece is no exception to this rule – in fact, it is a brilliant example. The narrow field is surrounded by thick borders that occupy and outsized proportion of the rug, with both field and border showcasing typical Marta Maas designs.

The abstract geometric shapes that dominate the borders and occupy a large area of the field – favorites of Marta Maas – roughly take on the appearance of floral elements, without being concretely committed to any one idea. They are also very traditionally Swedish despite their modern appearance. Beautiful tones of purples, yellows, and oranges delight throughout the piece, contrasting brilliantly with the understated sandy hue that underlies most of the composition. A phenomenal example designed by one of the most popular rug designers to have ever worked in the field, this Swedish rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom is a striking composition.

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