Antique Bessarabian Kilim 6'3"×10'6"
This is an antique flatweave attributed to the Bessarabian region that today encompasses parts of Moldova and Ukraine. While pile rugs from this area are typically seen in more European styles, flatweaves such as this most often reflect the influence of Turkish textile designs, though using a distinctly Bessarabian color palette. This is a highly decorative piece with a geometric design in gold and light blue on a red field with accents in a rich navy.
Yellow, Red, Light Blue, Navy
Joseph W. Fell Collection