Romania has over a three hundred year history of producing beautiful, high quality rugs. This tradition faltered during World War I. It was not until 1950, when the Romanian government established cooperatives and standardized the rug weaving industry, that Romania had a resurgence in rug production.
Then in 1990, with the fall of communism, the Romanian rug industry has all but disappeared. With skilled weavers, excellent wool supply, and a tradition of quality rug weaving, the Romanian weaving industry is struggling with changing to a free-enterprise economy. Only time will tell if this industry will survive at all.