Beautiful Antique Romanian Bessarabian Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Romania, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Inspired by the motifs and coloration of classic French Aubusson tapestry, sprays of roses in a naturalistic style repeat in staggered, diagonal rows across the rich ivory field of this elegant Bessarabian kilim. Pairs of larger roses forming linear garlands comprise the border. The contrast between the monumentality of the border and the minuscule delicacy of the field is quite distinctive, adding an element of surprise or excitement within the larger mood of graceful poise.
This lovely antique Bessarabian Kilim rug is beautifully simple serene. A clear, unadulterated tan provides the background, while gentle reds and greens make up the main colors of the pattern. Other colors, such as blue, a faint yellow, and cream, are subtly woven into the pattern as well. A darker gray-brown color borders the Romanian rug, creating a neat and elegant effect.
The pattern of the flat woven Bessarabian Kilim rug , similar to the color scheme, is rather straightforward. Rows of seven-petaled flowers stand in unison with each other, gracefully poised as if caught mid-rhythm during a grand dance of nature. Each flower parallels it’s neighbor exactly, providing a beautiful antique kilim rug with a pattern that is extremely restful to the eye. The red of the petals interacts with the multi-colored centers and the green stems.
A couple of leaves extend from each flower stem, enhancing the symmetry. Enclosing the entire garden-like scene is wide floral border, woven with the same rose like floral patterns that we see in the field. Taken as a whole, this antique Romanian flat woven Bessarabian Kilim rug does not appear extremely intricate, but is woven with undeniable skill and features a lovely romantic pattern.
This antique tapestry like carpet comes from Romania, and is woven in the Kilim style. It is extremely decorative, not calling too much attention to itself but providing a stunning way to enhance home decor.