192cm x 264cm/6’29”x8’66”
With its floral patterns and triumphant colours, this Moldavian floral rug will loudly boast its bohemian inspirations. Hand-woven in a traditional way, our 100% wool floral rug has the perfect thickness for your little feet and can be cleaned in no time at all. Or there is the floral rug which combines all the qualities.
The Moldavian floral rug is recognisable by its floral patterns on a black background and by its bright colours.
The colours of the floral rug in our collection were obtained from natural dyes.
The colours on floral rug woven in the middle of the 20th century were obtained from industrial 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.
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 floral rug depended on the region where the floral rug was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and kilims with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked kilims with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian floral rug were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these kilims was very high. A bride who owned several kilims was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian floral rug was determined by its size and motif. The flowery kilim were at the top of the scale. Woollen kilim rug with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian kilim 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 kilim rug : 192cmx264cm/6’29”x8’66”
Returns: We accept returns within 14 days of receipt of order. The return costs are borne by the customer. In order to save our valued customers from tedious returns, we invite them to ask us any questions they may have before placing an order.
Order Cancellation: We accept cancellations within 3 days of placing the order.