Vintage kilim rugs 145cm x 314cm/4’75″x10’30”



Gone are the days of dull living room carpets, the Moldavian vintage kilim rugs sets the tone for your home. With its large size and geometric patterns, this Moldavian vintage kilim rugs  will surprise you. Made of 100% wool, it is easy to maintain

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

The colours of the antique carpets in our collection were obtained from natural dyes.

The colours on carpets 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 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 kilim rugs were the centrepieces of the wedding trousseau. The price of these carpets was very high. A bride who owned several bohemian kilim rugs 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: 145cm x 314cm/4’75″x10’30”.