A comprehensive list of Swedish röllakan designers and studios

Swedish flat weave rugs (röllakan, rollakan) are sometimes signed by the designer. The designer signature is normally placed in the bottom right hand corner of the carpet. If you see letters in the bottom left hand corner, they will most commonly be short for the studio that has woven the carpet. Please see our comprehensive list of Swedish röllakan designers below for more guidance.

Please note that the fact that a rug is signed with the initials below is no guarantee that it is made by the listed designer. Copies are rare, but signatures can be shared by designers. Therefore, expertise around patterns, sizes and quality is needed to understand the designer.

Signatures röllakan designers

AGS Anna-Greta Sjöquist JJ Judith Johansson
AK Aina Kånge JJ and A Anna Johansson for Studio JJ
AL Alice Lund JJ and E Elsa Ekholm for Studio JJ
AMB Anne Marie Boberg JJ and J Britt-Mari Glyssbo for Studio JJ
AME Anne Marie Elvis JJ and M Märta for Studio JJ
AMF Ann-Marie Forsberg JK Karin Jönsson
AMH or
A-M HOKE
Anna Maria Hoke KB Kerstin Butler
AW Alice Wallebäck KB Kerstin (Bergman) Mauritzon
AÅ, Å or A-J.Å Anna Johanna Ångström KP Kerstin Persson
Agda Österberg, or Studio Tre Bäckar KP Kirstine Packalén
BA Bitte Ahlgren LJ Lilian Johanesson
BG Britt-Mari Glyssbo LM Liselotte Malmsten
BG Brita Grahn Eva Nemeth
BK Berit Koenig NH Nea Hållfast
BN Barbro Nilsson, often combined with AB MMF MA Margareta Akerberg
BR Britta Rehndal Ljusterdahl MG Margareta Grandin-Nettles
BS Birgitta Södergren (or Södergran) MG Märta Gahn
BW Berit Woelffer ML Margareta Lundahl
CD Carl Dangel MMF Märta Måås-Fjetterström
CES Carl Edvin Svensson MR Marianne Richter, often combined with AB MMF
EE EE is an unknown artist, not Elsa Ekholm MS Maj Svanström
ES Evy Svensson MvM Marianne von Münchow
FF Fredrik Fiedler Margareta Åkerberg, Gammelstads Mattor
GBJ Gull-Britt Johansson MW Margit Westin
GG Gitt Grännsjö-Carlsson NN Nils Nilsson
GL Gertie Lundblad, worked for Vävaregården PB Polly Björkman
HH Helge Hamnert RC Rakel Carlander or possibly Callander
HJ Hjördis Jansson S Brita Svensson or Brita Svefors
HK Hans Kronlund SB Sigvard Bernadotte
ID Ingrid Dessau SS Sara Lindros-Svensson
IK Irma Kronlund SW Solveig Westerberg
IMM Ingrid Mjörne Michelsen SW Sofia Widén
IMV Inga-Mi Vannerus Rydgran UB Uhra-Beata Simberg-Ehrström (Finland)
IP Inga Palmgren Westin UB Ulla Brandt
IR Ida Rydelius UP Ulla Parkdal
IS Ingegerd Silow ÅÅ Åsa Åkerblom

Signatures röllakan studios

The name of the weaving studio is sometimes shown on vintage flat weaves. It is most commonly placed in the bottom left hand corner of a carpet to leave room for the designer signature on the right. If you are searching for a Please see our list of studio signatures for more guidance.

AB MMF Märta Måås-Fjetterström
BLH Bleking Läns Hemslöjd 
CV Carlanders Väveri
  Gammelstads Handväveri
GLH Gävleborgs Läns Hemslöjd
JJ Ateljé JJ
JLH Jönköpings Läns Hemslöjd
KH Klockargårdens Hemslöjd
KLH Kristianstad Läns hemslöjdsförening
KLH Kronobergs Läns hemslöjd
ILS Ilsalestalon Mattolutomo
SH Svensk Hemslöjd
SKLH Södra Kalmar Läns Hemslöjd
  Tre bäckar
  Vävaregården in Eringsboda, founded by Erik Lundberg uses a picture rather than letter. 
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