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Barbro Nilsson: “Snäckorna/The shells”. Handwoven wool carpet in gobelän flatweave technique. Blue base with polychrome pattern. Signed BN and AB MMF.

Description

“Snäckorna/The shells”. Handwoven wool carpet in gobelän flatweave technique. Blue base with polychrome pattern. Signed BN and AB MMF. Designed 1943. This example made after 1943 by AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström. L. 274 cm. W. 195 cm.

Literature: “Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Märta flyger igen! 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterstrøm”, Liljevalchs Konsthall, p. 145. Literature: Tyra Lundgren: “Märta Måås-Fjetterström och väv-verkstaden i Båstad”, Stockholm 1968, mentioned p. 115 and p. 119.

Barbro Nilsson trained as a weaver at Johanna Brunsson's Weavers School in Stockholm and at the Technical School. She was the head teacher at the textile department at the Academy of Arts 1947–1957.

Barbro Nilsson's early works from the 1920s and 1930s are large tapestries made after paintings by various Swedish artists. This way she started developing her great weaving technical skills already at a young age. During her studies at the technical school she began making her first sketches for carpets.

From 1942–1970, Barbro worked as an artistic director at Märta Måås-Fjetterström's weaving studio in Båstad. Here she created countless carpet compositions, often in different colour sets. Nature, the sea and old folk art were Barbro's primary sources of inspiration. These inspirations in correlation with her great knowledge of weaving techniques formed the foundation of her beautiful carpets that testify to a great understanding of composition, technique and colour composition.

Condition

Condition report on request. Please contact: design@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Auction

Design, 3 December 2019

Category

Carpets & rugs

Artist

Barbro Nilsson (b. Malmö 1899, d. Höganäs 1983)

Estimate

100,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

145,000 kr.