Antique Bessarabian Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Romania, Circa: Late 19th Century – Here is a truly wonderful antique Oriental rug – a Bessarabian piece made in Romania some time during the latter part of the nineteenth century. This rug represents something genuinely special, and is a testament to the artisans who produced it. A fantastic piece, this rug possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors and experts, and would bring beauty and sophistication to any home. This traditional Bessarabian carpet features regional elements along with Persian influences in the branching bouquets and simplified split-leaf motifs with high-impact lines and modern appeal. Woven with an opulent brown field decorated with a promenade of bouquets, this traditional carpet represents a bold combination of regional influences from Persia and Eastern Europe. Simply put, this rug is a remarkable piece of work. A traditional and impeccable design and composition combine to make this rug something more than a decorative piece: they combine to make it a veritable work of art.