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'Blå Heden' Kilim by MMF.   Swedish flatwoven rödlakan rug entitled Blue Heath. 1 of 4 colour variations of this 1931 design by Märta Måås Fjetterström created at the MMF Ateliers before 1941 #foundbyhowe

'Blå Heden' Kilim by MMF. 1 of 4 colour variations of this 1931 design by Märta Måås Fjetterström created at the MMF Ateliers before 1941

The roots of 20th Century Swedish textile art can be found in the national romantic movement the handicrafts movement of the previous century. Towards the end of the nineteenth-century textile folk art in Sweden was on its way to disappearing, particularly as industrialism began to pick up speed. In the face of this threat, a number of local handicrafts associations were formed all over the country and in 1912 they amalgamated to form the National Federation of Swedish Handcraft…

The roots of 20th Century Swedish textile art can be found in the national romantic movement the handicrafts movement of the previous century. Towards the end of the nineteenth-century textile folk art in Sweden was on its way to disappearing, particularly as industrialism began to pick up speed. In the face of this threat, a number of local handicrafts associations were formed all over the country and in 1912 they amalgamated to form the National Federation of Swedish Handcraft…

Our #Masterpiece 2017 selection: MMF Halvflossa Kilim #foundbyhowe This 'half-pile' is one of the finest designs and executions of Swedens most celebrated textile artist & master weaver Märta Måås-Fjetterström. A relief design in ivory yarn on an off-white & brown ground depicts an arch surrounded by various geometric & Greek key motifs drawing upon the aesthetic of texture & exploring the play of surface over colour. It remains in outstanding original condition. Designed & woven in 1934 in…

Our #Masterpiece 2017 selection: MMF Halvflossa Kilim #foundbyhowe This 'half-pile' is one of the finest designs and executions of Swedens most celebrated textile artist & master weaver Märta Måås-Fjetterström. A relief design in ivory yarn on an off-white & brown ground depicts an arch surrounded by various geometric & Greek key motifs drawing upon the aesthetic of texture & exploring the play of surface over colour. It remains in outstanding original condition. Designed & woven in 1934 in…

MMF Swedish Kelim Designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström

MMF Swedish Kelim Designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström

'Blåklint' MMF AB Kilim #foundbyhowe Swedish 1944. Blåklint is Swedish for 'cornflower'.  The designer of this carpet Marianne Richter specialised in creating patterns that had deep roots in Nordic folk arts & were rich in imagination. She played a significant role in the MMF AB workshop & was one of two students that worked closely with Barbaro Nilsson. Nilsson became the artistic director of the MMF workshop on the death of Märta Måås-Fjetterström in 1941 following the rescue campaign to…

'Blåklint' MMF AB Kilim #foundbyhowe Swedish 1944. Blåklint is Swedish for 'cornflower'. The designer of this carpet Marianne Richter specialised in creating patterns that had deep roots in Nordic folk arts & were rich in imagination. She played a significant role in the MMF AB workshop & was one of two students that worked closely with Barbaro Nilsson. Nilsson became the artistic director of the MMF workshop on the death of Märta Måås-Fjetterström in 1941 following the rescue campaign to…

Swedish kilims in our Regency style #madebyhowe Lion Mask bookcases. Can be made in Douglas fir or European oak in the finish & size of your choice

Swedish kilims in our Regency style Lion Mask bookcases. Can be made in Douglas fir or European oak in the finish & size of your choice

New Arrivals Day This week's latest antique finds are now on the website (link in bio). Today's selection includes this cane & bentwood scoop chair by Franco Albini Italian c.1950 #foundbyhowe  Also seen here: - Swedish pillow in white & navy ticking with pure down c.1970. - Flat weave kilim Swedish c.1950.

New Arrivals Day This week's latest antique finds are now on the website (link in bio). Today's selection includes this cane & bentwood scoop chair by Franco Albini Italian c.1950 #foundbyhowe Also seen here: - Swedish pillow in white & navy ticking with pure down c.1970. - Flat weave kilim Swedish c.1950.

White Atomic magazine rack with wooden painted yellow ball feet. English c.1950 #foundbyhowe  Kilim is by Märta Måås Fjetterström Swedish 1928.

White Atomic magazine rack with wooden painted yellow ball feet. English Kilim is by Märta Måås Fjetterström Swedish

Swedish transmatta with geometric border #foundbyhowe

Swedish transmatta with geometric border

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