Black Background Flat Woven Antique Romanian Bessarabian Kilim Rug 46536

Size: 7 ft 6 in x 11 ft 4 in (2.29 m x 3.45 m)

Woven in the early 20th century, this ornate antique Bessarabian Kilim features an archetypal series of lush floral bouquets that have tremendous decorative appeal.

Antique Bessarabian Kilim, Origin: Romania, Circa: Early 20th Century – This dramatic antique Bessarabian kilim rug depicts a lavish millefleur bouquet with beautifully shaded blossoms and subtly colored foliage that is set over an inky black field. The formal bouquet is surrounded by a gilded architectural frame adorned with feathery acanthus leaves and decorative fleuron’s. Trailing garlands and delicate floral chains embellish the formal borders and fill the notched coves that complete the decorative composition. This antique Bessarabian Kilim is a stunning example of the ornate European designs that fascinated Romania. The lush floral bouquets, robust colors and exquisite shading epitomize the fantastical European style that Bessarabian rugs are prized for.

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