Moladavian Kilim from the early 20th century. (B081)
Powerful richly coloured design, all natural dyes and really durable hand spun wool. In the right setting this is an impressive floor covering which would add drama and presence. It is also exceptionally good value.
Size(cm): 335 x 207
Size(ft): 11’ x 6’9
1 in stock
There is some controversy surrounding the origin of these kilims. They were originally found in a dusty rug shop in downtown Istanbul in the late 1990s but were probably woven in the 1960s or 70s, during the Soviet era. Traditional Moldavian kilims are more like French tapestries in weaving technique and have some obvious European influences in their design. But they also have a certain flamboyant folky Russian flavour. The mostly natural dyes have produced excellent, deeply ‘saturated’ colours. These extremely well woven kilims are suitable as floor coverings and were also made to hang on walls as some are obviously pictorial.
|Dimensions||335 x 207 cm|