Märta Måås-Fjetterström at The Royal Palace

A major exhibition is on show at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, giving 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.

Rugs from the Royal Collections

The Royal Family have regularly purchased rugs created by Märta Måås-Fjetterström since her workshop began operations in 1919. The King's grandfather and great-grandfather were extremely fond of her work, and they both commissioned a significant number of rugs from her workshop. These rugs have always been found in the most private rooms of the royal palaces.

This year marks the centenary of when she started her studio, and The King has taken the initiative for an exhibition about and including her work, to be staged in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Rugs from the Royal Collections will go on display for the first time. 

The exhibition opens on 13 October 2019

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

The exhibition will be held in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm between 13 October 2019 and 19 April 2020.

Press and media

The exhibition is being staged in cooperation between the Royal Court and the Fundraising Foundation for the Preservation of Knowledge of Märta Måås-Fjetterström's Rugs and Tapestries.

King Gustav VI Adolf visiting Märta Måås-Fjetterström's workshop in Båstad 1970. Photo: Hans Karlsson/Royalpalaces.se

A selection of Märta Måås-Fjetterström's rugs from the Royal Collections can be viewed and the images can be downloaded via the image archive here on the website. Additional images will be added to the image gallery in due course. Photo: Emma Fredriksson/Royalpalaces.se

The royal palaces will close temporarily

In connection with the current situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus, HM The King has decided that public operations at the royal palaces should be closed temporarily.

This decision applies from 21 March until further notice, depending on ongoing developments.

Pre-booked tickets for entry, tours and programme activities during the period of closure will be refunded.

The exhibition will be extendend until 4 Ocotober 2020, the re-open date will be announced here.

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