Magnificent and happy Swedish Scandinavian Vintage Kilim Rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rug, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This mid-century vintage Scandinavian rug was woven as well as signed by the iconic Marta Mass Fjetterstrom, who was renowned for the outstanding craftsmanship and design of her vintage rugs.
The handwoven flat woven rug is exquisitely filled with small, square and rectangular patterns that are evenly distributed in rows, which cover the entire vintage Kilim rug. Composed of one light color in white, it has four other colors in dark red, gray, mustard yellow and bluish black. The juxtaposition of these shapes and hues results in a geometrically cheerful and colorfully clean design that works well and fits with today’s contemporary and industrial style. Unlike other vintage rugs with a similar decor scheme, there is nothing chaotic about its appearance. Together, the colors and shapes do not overwhelm the eyes.
As a work of textile art, this vintage Kilim rug conveys a sense of order, intelligence, serenity and harmony. Exceptionally preserved, it looks and feels new in spite of being more than 60 years old. Like all of Marta Mass Fjetterstrom’s work, this Swedish rug is effortlessly stylish. Marta Maas lovingly created her carpets in a small Swedish town until she died at 68 years old in 1941.
After that, the factory relocated to a house in Sweden and has not moved since then. Her works are displayed in museums like The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Louvre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art where they considered to be masterpieces. All the pile carpets as well as the vintage Kilim rugs that Marta Maas created, during the mid 20th century, are as highly esteemed and even more sought after today than they were when they were first made – and that is surly saying a lot!