Barbro Nilsson (1899-1983) trained as a textile artist and wove all of her own designs. From 1934-1947, Nilsson taught at Konstfack. Stockholm (University of College of Arts, Crafts and Design) and from 1947-1957 she was the head of the school’s textile department.
In 1942 Barbro Nilsson became the artistic director and chief designer at the Märta Måås-Fjetterström workshop where she continued in the tradition of high quality and craftsmanship. Nilsson created many flatweave, pile and tapestry-woven carpets for Märta Måås-Fjetterström. Her designs often feature simple patterns with an emphasis on color, the subtle variations in hue enlivening her works.
Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Märta flyger igen! 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström, exhibition catalog, pg. 96