Anna Johanna Ångström (born 1938) is an influential Swedish textile designer who has had a long and illustrious career with the Axeco AB carpet manufactory. She is one of Axeco’s longest-standing textile designers, and she continues to produce designs for the company. Aengstrom’s hand-woven kilims are inspired by traditional floral and botanical motifs. As an artist, Ångström is recognized for her masterful use of composition and strong lines.
Anna Johanna frequently draws inspiration from floral patterns that were created in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ångström successfully mixes traditional motifs, quaint Scandinavian details and modern influences that are revealed by the novel placement of the decorative figures. Many of her early carpets from the mid-20th century are still in high demand. As a freelance designer, Ångström continues to develop commissioned textile designs for her Anna-Johanna Ångström Design firm, which is located in the Lidingo suburb of Stockholm.
This kilim o röllakan is in mint condition, including the original fringes. The initial “Å” has been woven into the piece.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 205×140 cms
Date of weaving: 1970s