Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s watercolour sketch to rug Almarna.

Märta Måås-Fjetterström's sketches for her rugs are retained at the Fundraising Foundation for the Preservation of Knowledge of Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s Rugs and Weaving. Click to see image of the rug.


Almarna (the elms) flossa rug was designed by Måås-Fjetterström in 1930 for the Stockholm Exhibition.

Tall elms blossomed every spring in the garden outside Måås-Fjetterström’s studio window, where she sat three floors above the pounding looms in the workshop. The glittering blue waters of the Kattegat could be seen through the airy crowns of the elms.

Click on the sketch to see the image of the rug.
Photo sketch: Anette Nilsson
Photo rug: Sanna Argus Tirén/Royalpalaces.se

Knotted pile
Designed in 1930

Märta Måås-Fjetterström invariably painted the sketches for her rugs and weavings in watercolour. Thanks to her sketches, the craftsmanship and the cultural heritage live on.

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