Antique Russian Bessarabian Rug BB1764
An early 20th century Russian Bessarabian rug, the tan field with sand and rose leaves around a scalloped medallion, within voluptuous a rose and beige floral and vinery border.
Bessarabian rugs and european carpet are the commonly given name for rugs in pile and tapestry technique originating in Russian provinces as well as Ukraine and Moldova during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some scholars will classify flat-woven rugs for sale as Bessarabian, while referring to knotted-pile antique carpets as Ukrainian. They are predominantly from an area corresponding to modern Bulgaria and Romania. Produced under late Ottoman rule, they stand right on the cusp of European and Oriental carpet weaving
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