A vintage Bessarabian Turkish kilim rug originating circa 1950-1960, this flat-weave wool piece features the traditional celebration of floral elements common in this style. With European origins in Romania, the Bessarabian style was adopted in other regions that employed this notably elegant approach to florals in carpet design. Within this piece, four bouquets of roses sit within the center of a black background that includes splashes of dark brown. These bouquets feature red and blue roses, which are surrounded by green leaves. An interior border of flowers contains the center bouquets, with these smaller flowers appearing in orange and blue. In each corner, a pink-and-white flower sits. The exterior border relies on a beige background with pinks, browns, orange and blue floral patterns on the sides and colorful slanted lines on the bottom and top. This piece is particularly suitable in size as a near-runner spanning a long hallway, possibly complementing an upstairs space or off an entryway that can accommodate its 5’9 x 13’ size among the wide array of possibilities.