Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Marta Mass Fjetterstrom Knoppen Kilim, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – This beautiful vintage Scandinavian kilim by Marta Mass Fjetterstrom is a truly stunning masterpiece that is titled “Knoppen” (which translates to “Buttons” in English).
Geometric patterns and pastel hues are used in a delightfully charming fashion. The combination gives both vintage mid century modern vibes as well as modern simplicity. Dark brown accents are added for a distinctively elegant flair, and its small size makes it a perfect to use as either a wall hanging tapestry or an accessory for even the tiniest spaces.
The predominant background color of this gorgeous vintage Swedish Marta Mass Fjetterstrom Knoppen Kilim is a soothing greenish blue. The design patterns are rendered in happy golden yellow, cotton candy pink, sky blue, and rich chocolate brown which creates a magnificent juxtaposition against this softer color background.
Small diamond figures with slightly rounded edges occupy the entire central field of the Swedish Marta Mass Fjetterstrom Knoppen kilim. Several of these diamonds are saturated with coffee brown backgrounds and embellished with a unique checkered patterns. The other diamonds display more abstract designs with thin brown threads and other delicate decorations.
The border is a refreshingly simple cream strand adorned with a row of triangles. these triangles are colored with same soft pastel hues as the field and placed precisely along the edge. The tiny brown diamonds which decorate the spaces in between each triangle, add a truly sophisticated and artistic touch as well as a scene of balance.
When examined closely, we start to notice the naturalistic influences that make the Marta Maas rugs so unique. For example, the yellow and blue colored diamonds feature designs that resemble fish swimming in the ocean. The little strands that come off the fishes bodies gives us a feel as if the fish are all swimming against the current from right to left. Once we acknowledge this under the sea motif, more patterns start to come together and we start to see more elements that reinforce this sea life design.