Original Vintage Moldova Kilim (Kelim) Rug from Eastern Europe - Flat woven using Kilim technique in a decorative bold and colourful striking floral design - love the amazing pinks in this one! This Authentic Bessarabian Kilim is semi antique ie c.1970s and measures approximately 180x285cm - woven in 100% wool. Eastern European Moldova Kilims usually have continuous, flowing floral patterns and characteristically have natural black or brown borders or backgrounds; they have a "folky" similarity to the Caucasian Karabagh weavings which are found between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
These kilims are very distinct with their bold, floral gypsy like designs - they have been woven for many years while the region was under Turkish Ottoman Rule. Bessarabian is a general term given to weavings from Russian regions including Ukraine. Moldova borders Romania to the West and Ukraine to the Southern, Eastern and Northern borders.