Bessarabian Kilim 43803
Bessarabian Rug, Romania - This absolutely beautiful antique Oriental rug -- a Bessarabian kilim made in the Eastern European nation of Romania -- is a truly gorgeous work of art, the composition and design of which speaks to the cultures that inspired its creation. Torn between the influences of the Ottoman Empire to the south and Russian and Slavic countries to the north, this flat-woven kilim from the Bessarabian region of Eastern Europe features a double floral medallion inspired by English crewelwork and the tapestry designs of Western Europe while the vibrant colors and red-on-black color scheme is completely Romanian. The unique border with cropped floral patterns gives the composition of this antique Bessarabian rug a contemporary feeling. This beautiful rug -- a genuine work of art -- represents the best possibilities of antique Oriental rug design.