Vintage Swedish Rug By Marta Maas Fjetterstrom 45510
Simple geometric motifs and polychromatic checkers are combined in this striking Scandinavian kilim created by the workshops of Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom circa 1950.
4 ft 4 in (1.32 m)
8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Vintage Swedish Rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Manufactured by the revered carpet-weaving workshops of Swedish master weaver Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, this striking mid-century vintage carpet features a variety of simple motifs that create a versatile, high-impact pattern. Colorful stripes with meandering lines and turreted edges are superimposed over a polychromatic checkerboard pattern. Contrasting hash mark boundaries comprised of tiny lozenges mark the edges between each contrasting square. Jadeite green, pumpkin orange and Prussian blue squares are paired with wheat-colored blocks and white polygons embellished with subtle variegated patterns. Decorative end pieces feature crenellated stripes and rows of meandering turrets that continue the high-contrast color scheme and simple geometric composition. Half-square motifs line the edges of the field creating a solid border that adds closure to the minimalist composition on this beautiful Swedish rug.