Vintage kilim rugs 148cm x 415cm/4’85″x13’61”
A hand-woven vintage kilim rugs rich in colour and floral motifs. The natural and shimmering colours of this vintage kilim rugs combined with the quality materials make this kilim an essential accessory for your living room. For those who want a maximum of softness, this vintage kilim rugs will meet the requirements in terms of quality. This colourful kilim rug is a unique piece.
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 vintage 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 vintage kilim rugs depended on the region where the kilim rugs 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 vintage kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several kilim rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian vintage 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 vintage 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: 148cm x 415cm
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