Large kilim rugs 205cm x 491cm/6’72” x 16’10”
Natural, original and colorful, this large kilim rugs is perfect as a complement for an extravagant decoration. Ultimate bohemian kilim rug, this large kilim rugs has been hand-woven in pure wool. The dimensions of this kilim rug will allow you to completely cover the floor of your living room and will offer comfort and warmth to your interior. A unique piece.
The Moldavian large kilim rugs is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours. The colours of the large kilim rugs in our collection were obtained from atural dyes. The colours on large kilim rugs 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 became 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 depended on the region where the carpet 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 kilim rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
These large kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these large kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilim 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.
Dimensions of the kilim rug : 205cm x 491cm