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

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.


Ståndaren (standing flowers) is one of three rugs originally developed for the Swedish American Line’s M/S Kungsholm that operated on the Gothenburg – New York route in the 1930s.

The rug has also been woven for the Parliament House, Stockholm. During King Gustaf VI Adolf’s reign, this rug decorated his library at Ulriksdal Palace.

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 1928

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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