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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 6032

Antique Romanian Bessarabian Rug 9 ft 7 in x 5 ft 3 in (2.92 m x 1.6 m)

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Beautiful Small Size Romanian Antique Bessarabian Kilim Rug, Country Of Origin: Romania, Circa 1900's.

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This beautiful antique Bessarabian kilim carpet is quite the a fascinating and exciting piece, the composition of which speaks to the artistic capabilities of the rug makers responsible for its original composition. Woven with an extremely dark ground and dominant borders, this Bessarabian rug features a number of regional rose bouquets and dramatically-shaded split-leaf motifs interspersed with dainty floral sprigs. The dominant Bessarabian-rose borders are set off from the floral field by prominent guard-bands featuring reciprocating motifs and leafy vine-scrolls. All in all, this is a unique and truly wonderful antique Oriental rug, the uniqueness of which and the artistry of which is impressive even to this day.

This captivating floral design rug has many of the features that make Bessarabian rugs stand out. It features a darker background and complex floral pattern featuring roses and scrollwork leaves. One of the favored features of these area rugs is their use of color. These awe inspiring antique area rugs were known for using as many as hundreds of different shades to create a delicate, realistic effect. This use of color and artistic skill gives these rugs a three-dimensional effect that is found in few other art forms in the area.

The ornate design of this Bessarabian rug gives it a formal quality that is suitable for modern homes. These carpets were inspired by the neoclassical style of the French Aubusson carpets. Some of them were produced in formal carpet weaving centers, while others were created by the weavers in the villages surrounding the formal manufacturing centers. This one has the exquisite artistry and precision of the handwoven rugs of the famous manufacturing centers.

Bessarabian carpets are some of the most beautiful and elaborate in the world. This piece uses rich colors, and the design uses a level of detail that is breathtaking. This piece is elegant and will enhance a garden-themed room or one that features antique furniture. The kilim rug has a formal feel, but it would also be the perfect addition to a Boho-chic or shabby-chic room.

Adding a vintage piece to modern interiors is another trend that is gaining momentum. This flat weave area rug would be the perfect antique to add interest to a modern space. It has the delicate, formal feel for which Bessarabian rugs were known, and it will bring this feeling of sophistication and refinement to the rest of the space.


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