Blue kilim rug 202cmx258cm/6’62″x8’46”


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The small springtime motifs of yesteryear are honoured in this blue Kilim rug with a floral print. This flowery blue kilim rug seduces with its concentration of roses per cm2. This blue kilim rugt was woven in wool in the middle of the 20th century. Like all the other kilims in our collection, it is also a unique piece. The main asset of this kilim salon is the quality of its finishes obtained through hand weaving.

The Moldavian kilim rug is a handmade carpet. It has always been made by hand, starting with the spinning of the wool, dyeing it, right up to the weaving of the kilim carpet. The most tedious part has always been the spinning of wool, as it involves cleaning all the plant debris that has accumulated in sheep’s wool. It was all done by hand.

If you are wondering why wool was spun and dyed by hand instead of being bought, it is simply because neither the colours nor the quality of wool needed for carpet weaving were available to buy. The only solution was to make it yourself.

The majority of the looms on which the Moldavian kilim rugs were woven could be dismantled. They were assembled in rooms at the beginning of winter and dismantled when the warm weather arrived. But some kilim rug sizes, the very large ones, required special looms that could not be assembled and disassembled with the changing seasons. Only those peasants who could allocate a room in their house to store this cumbersome device owned one and could weave large carpets.

People wove first for themselves, then for their loved ones and then to generate additional income. It was not uncommon to see grandmothers working long hours weaving  kilim rugs for their very young grandchildren to use in their own homes when they became adults.

The weaving of these flowery kilim rugs was very time-consuming because of the abundant floral patterns. Three people worked 12 to 14 hours a day for several weeks weaving these floral kilim rugs. Two people worked tirelessly at weaving, only stopping for lunch, and the third person wove between preparing meals for the others.

Size of the blue kilim rug: 202cm x 258cm/6’62″x8’46”