Antique Bessarabian Kilim Rug, Origin: Romania, Circa: 1900 - This graceful and charming antique Oriental rug – a Bessarabian Kilim made in Romania some time around the turn of the twentieth century – is truly an achievement in rug-making. This lovely piece possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors of such rugs, and would make a proud addition to any home. Sprays of naturalistic plants and flowers are arrayed in columns on this lovely antique Bessarabian Kilim. While influenced by the realistic floral detail of French Aubusson flat woven carpets, the effect here is quite distinctive by virtue of the arrangement in rows or columns. The richness of the colors comes through especially well against the dramatic black ground. All in all, this is a piece that is not to be missed. Its natural design and charming composition make it not only a highly desirable piece, but a genuine work of art.