Woven tapestry “Unicorn in the forest”
  • Woven tapestry “Unicorn in the forest”

    TitleWoven tapestry “Unicorn in the forest”
  • Technique/ MaterialHautelisse. Rectangular vertical image field, surrounded by a 19 cm wide border
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 224 x 128 cm
  • DatingDesign c. 1915
  • Artist/Maker Designed and made by: Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Swedish, born 1873, dead 1941
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Textiles
  • Inventory No.NMK 34/1966
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1966
  • Description
    Images and media

    The wall hanging Unicorn in the Forest combine textile designer Märta
    Måås-Fjetterström’s interests in oriental rugs, folk textiles from Skåne and mythological motifs. She was an illustrator and drawing teacher but left teaching to design woven textiles for Kulturen in Lund and Malmö Hemslöjds-magasin. In 1919, she started her own studio and employed weavers. Her patterns gradually became more abstract compositions of lines and squares.