Pink kilim rug 183 cm x 315 cm/6′ x 10’33”
Succumb to the bohemian trend with pop influences with this pink kilim rug with floral pattern. This pink kilim rug subtly enhances your decor with its colour palette and design. Woven entirely in wool, this floral rug will surprise you with its quality and softness. Hand woven, this pink kilim rug offers high quality finishes. This is a unique piece, you will be the only one to own such a colourful kilim.
The Moldavian kilim rug is recognizable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.
The colours of the antique floral rugs in our collection were obtained from natural dyes.
The colours on floral rug 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 floral rug depended on the region where the kilim was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and carpets with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked carpets with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian pink kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these floral rug was very high. A bride who owned several kilim rug 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 rugs with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian floral 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 of the pink kilim rug: 183 cm x 315 cm