Floral rug 233cm x 382cm/7’64”x12’53”
Our collection of kilim rugs for children transforms every room into a special room that invites you to daydream. The childish and colourful design of this floral rug fits perfectly in every room. This floral rug will bring softness and warmth to your home. This floral rug is a unique piece woven by hand with great care and passion.
The floral rug from Moldova is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.
The colours of the antique Moldovan 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 on floral rugs 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 floral kilim rug depended on the region where the carpet 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 kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several floral kilim rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian kilim rug was determined by its size and motif. The flowery kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen carpets 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: 233cm x 382cm