Kilim runner rug 134cm x 297cm/4’39”x9’74”


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This is hand-woven kilim runner rug from the middle of the 20th century. This black kilim runner rug seduces with its combination of colours obtained from natural ingredients and with the concentration of geometric patterns. The wool used for the weaving of this kilim runner rug is of very high quality, it has been spun by hand and offers an unequalled softness to the touch. As a large-sized kilim rug, this kilim runner rug will cover the entire floor of your room and at the same time offer thermal insulation due to the insulating power of wool. This kilim rug is a unique piece, in excellent condition.

The Moldavian kilim runner rug is recognisable by its large patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.

The colours of the kilim runner rug  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.

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 kilim runner rug depended on the region where the kilim rug was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and carpets with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked carpets with pastel colours and less floral patterns.

Moldavian kilim runner rug were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilim runner rugs was considered rich.

The value of a Moldavian kilim runner 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 kilim runner rug: 134cm x 297cm

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