About Our Shop

Chicago Rugs & Kilims (owned and operated by Carpet Boutique Inc.) offers a large selection of unique handmade kilims and rugs, mainly semi-antique and vintage pieces. We have been serving chicagoans since 1976 and have one of the largest authentic handmade Turkish (Anatolian) rug and kilim collection in Chicago. Our Lakeview store has thousands of one-of-a-kind and rare artistic creations. Our collection of turkish killims is one of the oldest and the largest that you can find in Chicago. A majority of kilims in our collection are very rare to find even in Turkey. All the rugs that we sell are hand knotted and each rug has its own character and a story behind it. These rugs are not the regular rugs that are made in workshops in Turkey. These rugs were bought in the 70's from rug making families in Turkey. The designs and patterns in these rugs are the creation of Individual weavers and a testament to the rich culture and creativity of the Turkish people.

Keeping in touch with Chicago's ever changing taste, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with one of the leading rug manufactures of India (Jaipur Rugs) to bring you an amazing collection of modern designer rugs. We have dedicated the Modern Rugs section of our website to their collections. Their 2015 collection is inspired by the Oceans, Deserts, Minerals, Areal, and the Untamed. We hope you like this addition to our store.

 

Our Lake view store

Our Lake view store

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Email: contact@chicagorugsandkilims.com

Ph: (773) 327-3258

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Lake View Location

2952 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

 
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Our company's logo is inspired from one of the most important animal-carpets of the early Ottoman period that have become known to the present day. Two highly stylized animals, a dragon and a phoenix, are depicted fighting, against a yellow background and within two octagonal spaces. The phoenix is swooping down onto the dragon from above. The dragon and phoenix motif, which originated in China – where yellow was considered to be the colour of the sovereign – was introduced into Islamic art in the AH 7th / AD 13th century with the arrival of the Mongols. Animal-carpets often appear in the paintings of Italian artists, but only a few of the actual pieces survived. The painter Domenico di Bartolo depicted a similar dragon-phoenix carpet in his fresco ‘The Wedding of the Foundlings’, which he painted in the Spedale della Scala in Siena in 1440–4. An animal-carpet featuring stylised birds on trees was found in a church in Sweden. The wide distribution of animal-carpets in Europe demonstrates that they were among the early types of carpets to be exported to Europe from the Ottoman Empire. This carpet allegedly comes from a church in central Italy and, from the results of Carbon-14 analysis, is dated to be from the AH mid-9th / AD mid-15th century. Source