Bessarabian Rug 40847
Bessarabian Kilim, Russia, Circa 1900 - This absolutely wonderful antique Oriental rug -- a fantastic antique Bessarabian kilim that was originally hand made by truly gifted artisanal rug makers in Russia some time around the turn of the twentieth century -- is a fascinating and exciting piece, the composition of which speaks to the artistic capabilities of the rug makers responsible for its original composition. Woven with an extremely dark ground and dominant borders, this Bessarabian rug features a number of regional rose bouquets and dramatically-shaded split-leaf motifs interspersed with dainty floral sprigs. The dominant Bessarabian-rose borders are set off from the floral field by prominent guardbands featuring reciprocating motifs and leafy vinescrolls. All in all, this is a unique and truly wonderful antique Oriental rug, the uniqueness of which and the artistry of which is impressive even to this day.