Vintage kilim rugs 142cm x 395cm/4’65″x12’95”


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A hand-woven vintage kilim rugs from the beginning of the 20th century. This kilim rug seduces with its bright colours and floral pattern on dark background. The wool used for the weaving of this vintage kilim rugs is of very high quality, it has been spun by hand and offers an unequalled softness to the touch. As a large-sized kilim rug, this room will cover the entire floor of your room and at the same time offer thermal insulation due to the insulating power of wool. This kilim is a unique piece, in excellent condition because it was used as a wall carpet.

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

The colours on kilim rugs 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 floral patterns.

Moldavian vintage kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several floral 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 of the vintage kilim rugs : 142cm x 395cm/4’65″x12’95”