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Large Tapestry “Tuppamattan" by Marianne Richter for Märta Måås-Fjetterström

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This is a rare handwoven and large tapestry designed by Marianne Richter (1916-2010) for AB Märta Måås-Fjetterströms ateliers in Båstad, Sweden. The composition is called "Tuppamattan" ("Rooster Carpet"). A beautiful creation depicting four roosters (or peacocks) colored in turquoise, emerald green and aquamarine shades contrasted with pink details. Designer initials MR in the lower right corner and the producer AB Märta Måås-Fjetterströms initials ABMMF in the lower left corner. The tapestry is in very good condition with minimum age appropriate wear. Size: 176 x 160 cm Marianne Richter’s “Tuppamattan" is represented in the collections of Nationalmuseum in Stockholm (inventory number NMK 39/1951). “Tuppamattan” is also featured (page 168) in the exhibition catalogue for Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Exhibition“Märta Måås-Fjetterström - Märta flyger igen, 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström”, 2009. Marianne Richter (1916-2010) was educated at the Technical School in Stockholm. After a period at Hemslöjden textile workshops in Växjö, she was asked by the textile artist Barbro Nilsson, artistic director of Märta Måås-Fjetterström's ateliers in Båstad, to start working there.
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