Wall carpet
© ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu
Material/ Technique: warped wool, weaved in 2 shedding harnesses, picked by hand over and between the threads of the warp, picked with the reed
Size: 550 x 148 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Fundata village, Braşov county, Transylvania
Period of time: The 2nd half of the 19th century
Utility: traditional carpet used to decorate the wall

Description: carpet of rectangular shape, made up of 2 wide pieces of cloth joined together. Geometrical patterns, symmetrically arranged on the entire surface of the carpet: all kind of stripes (dotted, straight and sinuous), rhombus, crosses in X, “cârlige” (hooks) and “rujuliţă” (stylized flower). Chromatics: cherry-coloured, dark coffee-coloured, white, light blue, beige, yellow.

Economic sector: Worked in homestead;
On the nowadays market this type of object can be found at prices between 800 – 1000 lei (according the quality of the fabric, its conservation status or the meticulosity and richness of motifs). There is no interest in buying this type of object among the wide public (because “zăvasta” is the oldest carped used for decorating the wall from Ţara Bârsei region, used until the first half of the 20th century). The buyers are among the specialists, museums or private collectors. In our country, at this moment this type of carpet is no longer manufactured.

Source: Traditional Clothes. Textile Collection