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By chance – or rather, with the help of an intuitive feel for the spirit of the time – Kasthall’s design team selected this sketch by Ulla Ericson-Åström from our archive. The pattern is called “Kaktus” and consists of broad, beautifully shaped leaves that spread serenely across the surface of the rug. This variety of cactus, called opuntia, can survive anything and is often used as a natural fence around homes and animal pastures in North Africa. The opuntia cactus lives in the most barren soil, has beautiful yellow flowers, and provides juicy, edible fruits. It is now hand tufted in Kasthall’s Stubb quality, which can also endure anything. Ulla Ericson-Åström’s sketches are thorough and clearly outlined, yet simultaneously rhythmic and charmingly alive – something the design team has captured in this new interpretation. Ulla Ericson-Åström was one of the many gifted pattern designers to leave a mark at Kasthall. She conveyed her love for every bird and flower in the garden in several patterns that, today, must be considered classics of Swedish textile design.


Suggested sizes:
170x240cm, 200x300cm
Custom made sizes:
Upon request.


  • PRODUCT TYPE: Hand tufted rug in pure wool and linen
  • MATERIAL: 50% wool and 50% linen
  • BASE FABRIC: Polyester
  • BACKING MATERIAL: Polypropylene and recycled yarn
  • PILE HEIGHT: approx 22 mm
  • TOTAL HEIGHT: approx 26 mm
  • TOTAL WEIGHT: approx 3600 g/m²
  • ADHESIVE: Aqueous acrylic adhesive

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