Three distinct styles evolved in the three areas of Moldavia, Oltenian and in the central district of Transylvania. Romanian rugs are based on the Bessarabian kelim and were first used as wall hangings and blankets. Moldavian rugs are geometrically designed often utilizing the tree of life symbol in subdued colors. Oltenian carpets often have a black or green background, depicting figures and scenes, reminiscent of Persian miniatures, such as hunting parties. The last style, those of central Transylvania, is primarily influence by oriental rugs with firm borders and small-stylized flowers, sometimes with birds and animals.
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22 Rugs Found in Romanian Rugs
This modern Romanian rug features an exquisite Spanish-style latticework pattern embellished with stylized roses, delicate foliage and feminine floral motifs.
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.
Spectacular fretwork details and elaborate guls set in compartmental earth-tone blocks create a stunning pattern that decorates this modern Khotan-style rug.
This wonderful antique Bessarabian kilim from Roumania has a lovely array of floral sprays surrounded by a vinescroll border.
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.
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.
Woven in modern-day Romania, this antique Bessarabian kilim features a delightful collection of stylized botanical motifs that have a natural sophistication.
Crafted in the early 20th century, this charming Bessarabian kilim depicts naturalistic floral decorations imbued with warmth, whimsy and a touch of elegance.
Featuring stylized bouquets with a Persian influence, this dramatic carpet is a unique Bessarabian design piece.
The unique border with cropped floral patterns gives the composition of this antique Bessarabian rug a contemporary feeling.
A vinescroll border frames the beautiful floral pattern in this Bessarabian kilim.
Crafted in the first quarter of the 20th century, this dazzling antique Romanian kilim depicts a host of angular tribal symbols melded with Bessarabian influences.
This Bessarabian rug features traditional roses, dramatic bouquets and ivory vines that contrast strongly against the solid field.
Drawn in a charming bucolic style, this antique Bessarabian kilim features a casual botanical medallion executed in a posh selection of blushing pink and ecru.
Crafted in the historic region of Bessarabia, this charming antique Romanian kilim displays a lovely collection of floral motifs arranged in a formal composition.
Woven with a formal neoclassical composition, this charming Bessarabian carpet combines formal architectural elements and gentle floral borders to create a harmonious blend of sophisticated and casual elements.
Woven in the early 20th century, this ornate antique Bessarabian Kilim features an archetypal series of lush floral bouquets that have tremendous decorative appeal.
Styled according to Romanian ideals, this antique Bessarabian kilim depicts a charming pattern of whimsical florets and stars based on traditional weaving devices.
Antique Bessarabian tapestry rugs or kilims like this lovely example are famed for their naturalistic patterns of floral garlands and bouquets
Crafted in Romania, this phenomenal early 20th century Bessarabian kilim has an exuberance and stylistic purity that is readily apparent in its folk-art designs.
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