Flatweave Tapestry "Grodblad" by Märta Måås-Fjetterström
"Grodblad" by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, a stunning handwoven Swedish flatweave tapestry. This exquisite tapestry is available in both blue and red versions, and the one we have here is the captivating blue variant.
Crafted with precision on a linen base, it measures approximately 38.5 x 72.5 cm and signed AB MMF. The design features eight beautifully rendered plantain herb leaves intertwined with mesmerizing meander motifs. The intricate pattern gracefully unfolds against a soothing beige backdrop.
This exceptional creation is a harmonious blend of linen and wool. The design "Grodblad" dates back to 1928 and was brought to life in the 1940s at Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s Atelier in Båstad, Sweden. This Märta Måås-Fjetterström's "Grodblad" in blue exhibits a captivating and harmonious color palette. The blue variant of this tapestry is a testament to the artist's skillful use of color. The colors are handsomely dusty: blue, ochre yellow, red, brown and white. The beige background adds balance and warmth to the composition.
38.5 x 72.5 cm
Wear is consistent with the age
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Märta Måås-Fjetterström's legacy as one of the most influential midcentury Swedish textile designers is beautifully exemplified through her classic and timeless creations. Often inspired by the wonders of nature, her carpets seamlessly blend stylized and organic elements, capturing the essence of the natural world with subtlety and grace.
Märta Måås-Fjetterström's journey to international recognition began in 1909 when she was entrusted with designing a series of rugs for Nobel Prize ceremonies. Today, her masterpieces grace the collections of prestigious museums worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Museum of Stockholm.
For those seeking a deeper appreciation of this textile masterpiece, "Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Look at the Rugs, Find Me -- 100 years of Textile Art since 1919" provides valuable insights.