Vintage kilim rug 167cm x 116cm/5’47”x3’80”


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This vintage kilim rug convinces with its originality and comfort. Pastel colours are combined with high-quality materials and a bohemian design. The mix of pink and black makes this bohemian carpet a strong piece that will enhance any interior. The size of this vintage kilim rug and the natural material from which it is woven will bring comfort and warmth to your room.

The Moldavian vintage kilim rug is recognisable by its large floral patterns on a black background and by its very bright colours.

The colours of the vintage kilim rug 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.

The colours used for weaving a vintage kilim rug depended on the region where the carpet was woven. In the north of Moldova people liked bright colours and kilim rugs with floral patterns. In the south of the country, people liked kilim rugs with pastel colours and less floral patterns.

Moldavian kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these vintage kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilim rugs was considered rich.

The value of a Moldavian vintage 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 rug 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 vintage kilim rug: 167cm x 116cm/5’47”x3’80”.