A Shag Pile Artistic Vintage Tjarn Rug by Ulla Brandt for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, Woven in: Sweden, Date: Mid 20th Century – Originally created and designed in 1965 by Ulla Brandt for the famed weaving workshop atelier of Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, this vintage Swedish shag pile rya rug is a captivating and artistic creation. Swedish rugs like this “Tjarn” carpet are more than just area rugs for the floor, they are remarkable examples of fiber / textile art.
Visually pleasing shapes that are simple in their presentation and form define the flow within this MMF rug. True to its Swedish roots, vintage rugs like this stands out for ither grounding use of color to create magnificent articles of contrast and movement.
The word “tjärn” in Swedish means “tarn” which is a smaller body of water or lake at the top of a mountain. True to its name, a soft neutral grounding color background creates an almost earthy field for the rest of the colors to frolic in. Two distinct sandy lines wave down together around the center of the piece, creating contrast against the blue pebbles and circles, their own colors ranging from gentle cerulean to deeper instances of navy and cobalt. As if rippling across the surface, the feeling of the moving water is felt in such a subtle way. This naturalistic yet more abstract approach to the rug design is part of what makes these Scandinavian rugs so remarkably artistic. The end result is a beautiful and truly magnificent calming zen like rug.
People who love the look and feel of mid century modern area rugs are huge lovers and buyers of rugs from the Marta Maas Fjetterstrom workshop. That is because Marta Maas employed truely gifted artistis and textile designers, such as Ulla Brandt, to create the magnificent timeless, artistic and beautiful rugs. For those who are looking for that special magnificent subtle touch of art and nature, this vintage MMF Swedish Ulla Brandt Tjarn design rug would make a spectacular choice.