ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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30. 
bessarabian kilim
southwest ukraine
russia
circa 1850
282 x 201 cm (9'3" x 6'7")


Notes: weft faced plain weave in wool on wool warps
The kilims known to us as 'Bessarabian' were woven in the Russian regions of Ukraine and Moldavia. Intended to satisfy the demands of the local nobility who had developed a taste for carpets with a Western flavour, these flatweaves often feature a subdued palette, suited to the elegant neoclassical interiors they adorned. Kilims such as this one represent today one of the most refined and sought after types within the decorative carpet market at an international level.

 



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