Large kilim rugs 221cm x 440cm/7’25” x 14’43”
Inspired by rose gardens, the floral motifs of this large kilim rugs are both classic and pure. This large kilim rugs woven by hand in the middle of the 20th century creates a bohemian atmosphere with its patterns and range of colours. The floral motifs of this large kilim rugs are enhanced by the black background. This large kilim rugs has an ethnic air, as if one were travelling to meet bohemians. This very elegant kilim rug is a unique piece and displays a strong style.
The Moldavian kilim rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours. The colours of all large kilim rugs in our collection were obtained from natural dyes. The colours on carpets 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 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 carpets with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these kilim rug was very high. A bride who owned several large 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 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.
Dimension large kilim rug : 221 cm x 440 cm