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.

"Look at the rugs – find me"

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