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Barbro Nilsson

Barbro Nilsson (1899-1983)
In 1889, the Swedish textile designer Barbro Nilsson was born in Malmö, in the Southwest of Sweden. She was educated at Johanna Brunssons vävskola and Tekniska skolan in Stockholm (now Kunstfackskolan). She became a capable, inspiring and demanding teacher in her textile subjects.

Married to the sculptor Robert K Nilsson, she collaborated with him as well as painters, like Sven X:et Erixson, who produced drawings that she converted into tapestries. Barbro Nilsson was a master in combining color and form. Her creativity with textile colors makes her unique among Scandinavian textile artists from this century. She also mastered a number of different weaving techniques and worked as the right hand designer to Märta Måås-Fjetterström.

In 1942, after the death of Märta Måås-Fjetterström, she took over the leadership of the atelier in Bastad where she created carpet patterns such as the tapestry technique, knotted “flossa” in relief, flatweave and knotted high pile. She died in 1983 but the interest in her carpets is still increasing.

Read more: our blog "BARBRO NILSSON & MIDCENTURY SWEDISH TEXTILES"

02916
Swedish Flat Weave

02947
Swedish Flat Weave

22100
Swedish Flat Weave

22027
Swedish Flat Weave

22028
Swedish Flat Weave

22046
Swedish Flat Weave

22087
Swedish Flat Weave

22118
Swedish Flat Weave

22123
Swedish Flat Weave

22165
Swedish Flat Weave

22182
Swedish Flat Weave

02952
Swedish Flat Weave Carpet

22179
Swedish Flat Weave Carpet

03276
Swedish Pile

03221
Swedish Pile

03233
Swedish Pile

03263
Swedish Pile

03269
Swedish Pile

03270
Swedish Pile

03326
Swedish Pile

03405
Swedish Pile

03407
Swedish Pile

03422
Swedish Rya

22103
Wall Hanging

22104
Wall Hanging

22203
Wall Hanging

22141
wall hanging

22180
Wall Hanging

22107
wall hanging

22070
Wall Hanging

02578
Wall Hanging

02797
Wall Hanging

22006
Wall Hanging

22079
Wall Hanging