1930s Swedish Art Deco Carpet
A late 1930s Swedish Flossa, unsigned but attributed to master weaver Märta Gahn (1891-1973). This medium pile carpet features a rich polychrome design of compartmental and precise abstract geometric organic motifs on a burnt orange ground.
Märta Gahn was one of the premier designers of Swedish Art Deco Carpets and created some of the first printed fabrics featuring Scandinavian art deco designs inspired by traditional folk textiles. Gahn was one of several Swedish weavers with works selected for the 1925 International Exhibition of 1925 in Paris, the success of which led to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs organising an exhibition of Northern European rugs in 1927.
DimensionsLength: 2700mm / 106¼"
Width: 1840mm / 72½"