Märta Måås at the Royal Palace

The "Look at the rugs – find me" was exhibited until 4 October 2020. The major exhibition at the Royal Palace gave the visitors the opportunity to wander through the woven world of Märta Måås-Fjetterström.

"Look at the rugs – find me"
Märta Måås-Fjetterström

When asked to describe her artistry, she said: "Look at the rugs –­ find me". It was her rugs that spoke expressively about who she was, her sources of inspiration, her life and career, and the conditions experienced by female entrepreneurs during the first half of the twentieth century.

THE EXHIBITION FROM HOME
If you didn't had the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the Royal Palace, you can now explore the exhibtion digitally! Go on a virtual tour via the link:

The exhibition

The Royal Family have regularly purchased rugs created by Märta Måås-Fjetterström since her workshop began operations in 1919. 2019 marked the centenary of when she started her studio, and The King took the initiative for an exhibition about and including her work. Rugs from the Royal Collections were on display for the first time. 

Together with external loans, the exhibition also presented around sixty rugs reflecting Märta Måås-Fjetterström's output up until her death in 1941.

Find out more about the exhibtion and Märta Måås-Fjetterström

Over the years, the Royal Family have shown their appreciation and support for Swedish craftsmanship. The work of Märta Måås-Fjetterström is one example of this. She received the Litteris et Artibus medal as early as 1924.

The exhibition was staged in cooperation between the Royal Court and the Fundraising Foundation for the Preservation of Knowledge of Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s Rugs and Weaving.

A selection of Märta Måås-Fjetterström's rugs from the Royal Collections were viewed. Together with external loans, the exhibition presented around sixty rugs reflecting Märta Måås-Fjetterström's output up until her death in 1941. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/Royalpalaces.se

King Gustav V recognised Måås-Fjetterström's work with a medal and King Gustav VI Adolf visited yearly Märta Måås-Fjetterström's workshop in Båstad. Photo: Hans Karlsson

2019 marked the centenary of when she started her studio, and The King took the initiative for an exhibition including her work. her sources of inspiration, her life and career, and the conditions experienced by female entrepreneurs during the first half of the twentieth century. Photo: Anette Nilsson

Explore the exhibition digitally! Wander around the Hall of State and the exhibition by clicking the symbols on the floor. The exhibition has been filmed in 360° to show every angle of the hall. Keep to the left when starting the tour, and you can follow her career in chronological order. Click on the image to start the tour.

"Look at the rugs – find me"
– THE digital EXHIBITION

If you didn't had the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the Royal Palace, you can now explore the exhibition digitally from home! Go on a virtual tour via the link: