Tapestry #1 Marta Måås Fjetterström
Hand woven linen textile by Marta Måås Fjetterström dating back to the first half of the 20th century.
The pattern has dark green, orange and pale violet red square formations, whose regular but asymmetrical repetition create an arrow-like shape, a recurrent theme in Marta's designs.
Measurements refer to the textile unframed and include fringes.
Height: 68.5 cm
Width: 168 cm
£8,900Description:A spectacular vintage example of Marta Måås-Fjetterström's Bruna Heden (Brown Heath) design. The textile is a rölakan flatweave (same pattern on both sides) designed by MMF in 1931, and made by her workshop in Båstad, Sweden, before 1941.
The composition of the carpet is made up, exclusively, of geometric shapes. The majority of the pattern is made up of diamonds with stepped edges. A variation of Greek key interjects along the longest sides and tetrominos complete the border along the shortest edges of the rug. Symmetry governs the shapes in the design, however the colours used to 'fill' the shapes are asymmetric in places. This creates a subtle complexity which gives the piece its' longevity regards appreciation. Signed MMF.
In great condition and no stains or holes. The fringes have been replaced at some point.Specifications:
Width: 155 cm
Length: 253 cm
Materials: Wool, linen
Date of Design: 1931
Date of Manufacture: Before 1941
Country of Origin: Sweden
Designer: Marta Måås Fjetterström
Maker: Marta Måås Fjetterström