189cm x 312cm/6’20″x10’23”
This red kilim rug is the new trend! The floral design of this red kilim rug and the bright colours are perfect for modern and minimalist environments. It is a handmade kilim rug, hand woven in pure wool in the middle of the 20th century. The strong points of this red kilim rug are the quality of the materials, the finishes and the very attractive range of colours.
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 red kilim rugs in our collection were obtained from natural 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 kilim rug depended on the region where the kilim carpet was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and red kilim rugs with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked kilim rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.
Moldavian red kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these red kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilim rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian red kilim rug was determined by its size and motif. The flowery kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen kilim rug with geometrical patterns were ranked lower.
The weaving of Moldavian red 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 of the red kilim rug: 189cm x 312cm/6’20″x10’23”
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