Large kilim rugs 178cm x 424cm/ 5’83”x13’91”


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If you are looking for a classy and colourful large kilim rugs, this Moldavian kilim is for you. Hand-woven in Moldova and available in pastel tones, this large kilim rugs will make all the difference in your living room. The texture of this kilim wool rug is silky and soft to the touch.

The Moldavian kilim rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours. The colours of the antique carpets in our collection were obtained from natural dyes. The colours on large kilim rugs  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 large kilim rugs like this depended on the region where the kilim rug was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and large kilim rugs with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked kilims with pastel colours and less floral patterns.

Large kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these floral rugs was very high. A bride who owned several bohemian kilim rugs was considered rich.

The value of a Moldavian large kilim rugs was determined by its size and motif. The flowery kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen rugs with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.

The weaving of large 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.

Dimensions of the rug : 178cm x 424cm