Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s watercolour sketch to weaving Perugia.

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 weaving.


Perugia, a flat-woven tapestry hanging designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström for Malmö Museum in 1927.

Märta Måås-Fjetterström made several trips to Italy, including to the mountain town of Perugia, built from volcanic stone. The town is interpreted in wool in the flat-woven tapestry.

Here, Märta Måås-Fjetterström made the greatest possible use of the flat weaving technique, and wrote: “The link between technique and form must never be broken!”.

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

Rölakan flatweave
Designed in 1927

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. Read more about the treasury of patterns.

"Look at the rugs – find me"

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