Blue kilim rug 203cm x 330cm/6’66”x10’82”
Thanks to its floral patterns and colours, our blue kilim rug is perfect for creating a bohemian atmosphere. Moreover its authentic style gives the impression that you brought it back from a trip to the other side of the world. Soft, natural, silky, with quality grade finishes, hand woven, 100% wool, far too many qualities in a single blue kilim rug to be true. And yet, it is true! A unique piece.
The Moldavian kilim rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.
The colours of the antique kilim rugs from our collection were obtained from natural 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.
The colours on blue kilim rug woven in the middle of the 20th century were obtained from industrial dyes.
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 kilim rug depended on the region where the kilim was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and carpets with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked carpets with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Thanks to its floral patterns and colours, our kilim carpet is perfect for creating a bohemian atmosphere. Moreover its authentic style gives the impression that you brought it back from a trip to the other side of the world. Soft, natural, silky, with quality grade finishes, hand woven, 100% wool, far too many qualities in a single Moldavian carpet to be true. And yet, it is true! A unique piece.
Moldavian kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilim rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian kilim rugs was determined by its size and motif. The flowery blue kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen blue kilim rugs with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian blue kilim rugs 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 blue kilim rug : 203cm x 330cm