Vintage kilim rugs 167cm x 253cm
Inspired by rose gardens, the floral motifs of this vintage kilim rugs are both classic and pure. This vintage kilim rugs woven by hand at the beginning of the 20th century creates a bohemian atmosphere with its patterns and range of colours. The floral motifs of this vintage kilim rugs are enhanced by the black background. This vintage kilim rugs has an ethnic air, as if one were travelling to meet bohemians. This very elegant vintage kilim rugs is a unique piece and displays a strong style.
The Moldavian vintage kilim rugs 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.
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 rug 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 kilim rugs was very high. A bride who owned several vintage kilim rugs was considered rich.
The value of a Moldavian floral rug was determined by its size and motif. The flowery kilim rugs were at the top of the scale. Woollen (KEY WORD) 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 vintage kilim rugs: 167cm x 253cm
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