Textiles Inspiration: Märta Måås-Fjetterström 1873 – 1941

I kept seeing that Mansour add for Vintage Swedish rugs, in magazines, with a few lovely designs that I had seen before. After further inspection I came to realise that the designs were all created at one design house and were/are all woven by hand. The Märta Måås-Fjetterström‘s studio has been producing beautiful rugs and tapestries since the owner, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, started her own business in 1919 after being fired from her directorial position at another weaving house in Malmo because she believed it important to introduce new and exciting designs instead of sticking to the studio’s very traditional principals. And this is what her new studio accomplished whilst using new techniques and dyeing paractices. The collection includes designs using traditional Swedish folkloric motifs, geometrics in bright colours, themes from nature and some oriental influences.

In 1941, when Märta Måås-Fjetterström was 68, she past away, leaving over 700 designs with instructions on colour and production techniques which are still being produced to this day. What a lady…

Gwyn