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Vintage Swedish Kilim Scandinavian Rug 45518 Detail/Large View

Vintage Swedish Tapestry Rug By Marta Maas Fjetterstrom 45518

Size: 6 ft 6 in x 9 ft 10 in (1.98 m x 3 m)
Origin: Scandinavia

Designed and woven by Marta Maas Fjatterstorm circa 1950, this vivid Scandinavian kilim embodies the uninhibited spirit of abstract impressionism and expressionism.

Vintage Swedish Tapestry Rug by Marta Maas, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid 20th Century – Created by design legend Marta Maas Fjetterstrom circa 1950, this marvelous mid-century Swedish tapestry rug is a flat-woven carpet after the modernist’s heart. Rendered in an unfettered free-form style, this spectacular art carpet – the design of which is unique, even across the wide range of styles employed by designers of vintage carpets – is a definitive representation of the evolution of the carpet from a utilitarian item to a high-art form. Lenticular stripes and cubist shapes add motion, depth and illusion to the two-dimensional surface while exemplifying the tremendous combination of design, planning and weaving skills necessary to create a piece with so many levels of detail. Pure white accents paired with a chic combination of Kohl black, gray, blue, rosebud pink, coral red and scarlet emphasize the richly textural stripes, freeform people and abstract shapes that embellish the flat-woven surface on this vintage rug.

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