Floral rug 155cm x 287cm/5’08×9’41”
The delicate pastel colours of this Moldavian floral rug evoke warm summer afternoons. The faded finish of this floral rug gives it a poetic note. Silky, natural and resistant, this floral rug will bring a lot of character to your interior. A unique, hand woven piece, what else could you want?
The Moldavian floral rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.
The colours of the floral 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 kilim rugs depended on the region where the floral 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 floral kilim rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian floral kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these floral kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several floral kilim rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian floral rug was determined by its size and motif. The flowery kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen kilim rugs with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian floral rug 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 floral rug: 155cm x 287cm.
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