Rare Large Oversized Vintage Romanian Folk Art Bessarabian Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Romanian Rugs, Circa Date: Second Quarter Of The 20th Century – This striking Bessarabian Kilim rug showcases a subtle degree of folk art beauty, breaking away from traditional esoteric patterns and movements to instead focus on the concrete appearance of definitive forms. Because of the careful arrangement of the foreground elements, the construction is relatively rigid. A single thin border surrounds the large oversized rug, leading the viewer’s eyes from the diagonally striping red, pink and creamy elements to the massive field of parchment beige within. At the center of the vintage rug, cascading down an invisible vertical line, are several attractively rendered natural shapes and figures. Deer, birds, flowers, goats, houses and all other motifs familiar to quiet village life decorate the Romanian rug’s canvas. The way such motifs are presented conveys an almost familial sense of belonging, which is designed to settle comfortably in any environment to attract attention and establish a cozy atmosphere.