Interiors / Society

Look at the rugs, that is who I am": Discover Sweden’s royally-beloved textile artist Märta Måås-Fjetterström

By Josefin Forsberg

Hand knotted relief pile rug in wool on linen warp, €31,000. Designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström in 1934. Photo: Andrea Papini

Found in royal palaces, the Louvre and the well-curated homes of the fashion elite, Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s textiles and tapestries are as beloved today as when the Swedish artist first set up shop in Båstad over a century ago. We step inside the late artist’s buzzing studio to unravel the unending appeal of her life’s work