Antique Bessarabian Rugs and Bessarabian Kilim Carpets

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Collection of Antique Bessarabian Rugs and Bessarabian Kilim Carpets

Antique Bessarabian rugs in pile and tapestry technique occupy a unique place among European carpets. Produced during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries under late Ottoman Turkish rule in an area corresponding to modern Bulgaria and Rumania, they stand right on the cusp of European and Oriental carpet weaving. Many of the designs are floral patterns made in a naturalistic western style utilizing brown or black ground, not unlike certain Karabaghs from the Caucauses. But others, particularly flatweaves, reflect the tradition of Turkish kilims from nearby Anatolia, although in a distinctive Bessarbian palette. In either case they are supremely decorative pieces. Knotted-pile carpets from Eastern Europe and Russia have for years been referred to as “Ukrainian,” with their flatwoven counterparts being “Bessarabian,” and their precise origins remaining unknown, although it can most likely be attributed to Romania. Carpet production in Russia is believed to have begun under Peter the Great (1682-1725) in the Imperial Tapestry Factory near St. Petersburg. Knotted-pile and Flatwoven rugs were woven there in the 18th and 19th centuries most often in the court-favored “French” style. Carpet weaving in Russia flourished during the reign of Catherine the Great (1762-1796) who commissioned carpets for many of her palaces. These carpets often featured a deep brown-black ground and a dense overall floral design.
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21 Rugs Found in Bessarabian Kilims

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Kilim Rug 43260

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 9 in x 6 ft 7 in
          (1.75 m x 2.01 m)
Woven with colorful accents on a soft blue field with a luxurious patina and textural abrash, this Bessarabian represents the regional style and local tribal traditions.

Antique Bessarabian Rug 3123

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 6 ft 8 in
          (1.22 m x 2.03 m)
This wonderful antique Bessarabian kilim from Roumania has a lovely array of floral sprays surrounded by a vinescroll border.

Antique Ningxia Oriental Rug 1729

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Chinese Rugs
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 7 ft 8 in
          (1.6 m x 2.34 m)

Sale:

  • $4,200.00
This superb antique Ningsia is an outstanding example of reserved classic Chinese design and color.

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Rug 40456

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 10 in x 7 ft 9 in
          (1.47 m x 2.36 m)
This lovely antique Bessarabian Kilim from Romania has sprays of naturalistic plants and flowers influenced by the realistic floral detail of French Aubusson flatwoven carpets.

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Rug 2121

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 8 in x 8 ft 2 in
          (1.42 m x 2.49 m)
This striking antique Bessarabian Kilim from Roumania has the customary floral sprays and vines, but treated much more abstractly, like the geometric kilim style of nearby Turkey.

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Flat Weave Rug 46904

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 8 ft 5 in
          (1.52 m x 2.57 m)

Sale:

  • $6,600.00
Woven in modern-day Romania, this antique Bessarabian kilim features a delightful collection of stylized botanical motifs that have a natural sophistication.

Antique Bessarabian Kilim 47037

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 8 in x 8 ft 6 in
          (1.73 m x 2.59 m)

Sale:

  • $1,900.00
Crafted in the early 20th century, this charming Bessarabian kilim depicts naturalistic floral decorations imbued with warmth, whimsy and a touch of elegance.

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Kilim 43806

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 10 in x 8 ft 10 in
          (1.78 m x 2.69 m)

Sale:

  • $5,600.00
Featuring stylized bouquets with a Persian influence, this dramatic carpet is a unique Bessarabian design piece.

Antique Bessarabian Rug 3322

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 2 in x 9 ft
          (1.57 m x 2.74 m)
A vinescroll border frames the beautiful floral pattern in this Bessarabian kilim.

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Kilim 43803

Style: Bessarabian Kilims
Origin: Romanian Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 9 ft
          (1.22 m x 2.74 m)
The unique border with cropped floral patterns gives the composition of this antique Bessarabian rug a contemporary feeling.

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