Kilim salon 215cm x 337cm
Gone are the days of dull living room carpets, the black kilim rug with floral pattern sets the tone for your home. With its large size and floral patterns, this black rug with shimmering colours will surprise you. Made of 100% wool, it is easy to maintain.
The Moldavian black kilim rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.
The colours of the black kilim rug in our collection were obtained from natural dyes.
The colours on black kilim rug woven in the middle of the 20th century were obtained from industrial dyes.
The natural dyes were obtained from decoctions of bark and roots using processes that are now forgotten.
In order to obtain a beautiful pink, one used an onion-based decoction. To obtain a beautiful turquoise, one used a decoction based on walnut bark. The use of plants for dyeing wool was time-consuming. The wool had to soak for a long time in order to absorb the colours.
Industrial dyes were popular as soon as they appeared. They allowed a drastic reduction in the wool dyeing phase. They offered a wider range of colours.
The colours used for weaving a black kilim rug depended on the region where the black kilim rug was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and kilim with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked kilims with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian kilims were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these black kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilims was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian black kilim rug was determined by its size and motif. The flowery black kilim rug were at the top of the scale. Woollen kilims with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian kilim had its moment of glory between the beginning of the 20th century and until the 80s. Today, this tradition has almost disappeared due to competition from industrial carpets.
Dimension of the black kilim rug : 215cm x 337cm/7’05”x11’05”
Returns: We accept returns within 14 days of receipt of order. The return costs are borne by the customer. In order to save our valued customers from tedious returns, we invite them to ask us any questions they may have before placing an order.
Order Cancellation: We accept cancellations within 3 days of placing the order.