Blue kilim rug 220cm x 286cm/7’21”x9’38”
Natural, original and large, this blue kilim rug is perfect as a complement for an extravagant decoration. Bohemian carpet par excellence, this blue kilim rug has been hand-woven in pure wool. The dimensions of this lblue kilim rug will allow you to completely cover the floor of your living room and will offer comfort and warmth to your interior. 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 blue kilim rugs in 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 used for weaving a floral rug depended on the region where the kilim rug was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and kilim rugs with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked kilim rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these floral rugs was very high. A bride who owned several bohemian floral rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian kilim rug was determined by its size and motif. The floral kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen kilim rugs with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian 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: 220 cm x 286cm