Pink kilim rugs 188cm x 327cm/6’16” x 10’72”
Create a warm atmosphere with this pink kilim rug. The tones and patterns of this pink kilim rug will allow it to fit into an interior with cosmopolitan inspirations. This pink kilim rug will stand out in your home where it will showcase modern furniture. This pink kilim rug is a unique piece woven in the middle of the 20th century. It has been used as a wall carpet in its previous life and can be used again as a wall carpet for a very original decoration.
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 kilim rugs in our collection were obtained from natural dyes.
The colours on our 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 pink kilim 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 pink kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several pink 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 pink kilim rug : 188cm x 327cm