Floral rug 240cm x 354cm
This floral rug with small floral patterns is our absolute favorite. This floral rug is soft for the cold season thanks to its composition 100% wool. The bright colours of this floral rug will bring cheerfulness in any season. This handmade carpet offers hand-made quality and the softness of pure wool. A unique model.
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 antique 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 on floral rugs from our collection 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 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 kilim rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian floral rug 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 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 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.
Dimensions of the floral rug: 240cm x 354cm
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