Floral rug 191cm x 333cm/6’26”x10’92”
A living room kilim richly decorated with flowers, hand-woven in wool in the mid-twentieth century. This bohemian floral rug will bring an ethnic touch to your interior. A unique piece, this floral rug is distinguished by the concentration of floral patterns.
The Moldavian floral rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours. 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 became 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 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 floral rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian floral rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these floral 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 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 floral rug : 191cm x 333cm
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