Vintage kilim rugs 136cm x 274cm/4’46”x8’98”


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There are vintage kilim rugs and there’s the Moldavian vintage kilim rug. A true masterpiece of craftsmanship that we owe to the skill of Moldavian weavers. This vintage kilim rugs will enhance any space in your home.  A unique piece, this kilim wool carpet stands out because of the quality of its finishes.

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

The colours on carpets woven in the middle of the 20th century were obtained from industrial dyes.

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 vintage kilim rugs depended on the region where the kilim rug 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 patterns.

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

The value of a Moldavian kilim rugs 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.

 Dimension of the vintage kilim rugs: 136cm x 274cm//4’46”x8’98”.