Large kilim rugs 201cm x 405cm/6’59”x13’28”
The large kilim rugs is the new trend! The floral design of this large kilim rugs and the bright colours are perfect for modern and minimalist environments. This large kilim rugs is available in one size only, as it is a unique piece. It is a handmade kilim rug, hand woven in pure wool in the middle of the 20th century. The strong points of this large kilim rugs with blue tones are the quality of the materials, the finishes and the very attractive range of colours.
The Moldavian kilim rugs is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.
The colours of large kilim rugs in our collection were obtained from natural dyes.
The colours on 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 Bohemian carpet 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 carpets with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian carpets were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these carpets was very high. A bride who owned several bohemian carpets was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian kilim carpet 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 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 large kilim rugs : 201 cm x 405 cm