Antique Bessarabian Kilim, Origin: Romania, Circa: Late 19th Century - This unique and truly beautiful antique Oriental rug – a Bessarabian kilim made in Romania some time toward the end of the nineteenth century – is truly an achievement in rug-making. This stupendous piece possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors of such rugs, and would make a proud addition to any home. Famous for their carpets in the baroque and neoclassical styles, this Bessarabian rug hearkens back to the roots of tribal carpet weaving in Romanian and the Caucasus with bold, clear colors and crisp, geometric designs used for thousands of years. Traditional elements, such as the split-color branches, floating border motifs and colorful outlines, add to the charm of this traditional Romanian rug. All in all, this is a piece that is not to be missed. Its lovely design and fantastic composition make it not only a highly desirable piece, but a genuine work of art.