Floral rug 209cm x 256cm/6’85” x 8’39”
Pretty, colourful, hardy: say hello to the Moldavian floral rug. A worthy representative of bohemian kilim rugs, this Moldavian floral rug gives your decoration a boost. It is made of 100% wool: a natural fibre known for its great resistance. Or when practicality meets aesthetics.
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 floral 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.
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 kilim 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 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 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 du floral rug: 209cm x 256cm
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