Handmade Oriental Rugs in Chicago at Beautiful Rug
Prized for their ornate designs, fine craftsmanship, and enduring value, oriental rugs are a significant investment for home or office decor. Whether laid on the floor or hung on the wall, they add real elegance to any space while their distinct handwoven character makes them stand out from all other types of rugs. What’s more, when you buy a handmade oriental rug in Chicago, you can rest assured that not only will it remain forever in style but also fit into all kinds of home designs. And when taken care of properly, they can become heirloom pieces that can be handed down from one generation to the next.

Oriental rugs are today available in thousands of colors, patterns, fabrics, sizes, and styles, which means there is a rug out there for every home, whether you are looking to add color and warmth to a contemporary space or texture to a traditional cottage. At Beautiful Rugs, we offer a stunning collection of oriental rugs in an assortment of styles. Browse through our store to take your pick from luxurious Persian rugs, Pakistani rugs, Mongolian rugs, Pazyryk design rugs, Turkish style rugs, contemporary oriental rugs, oriental tribal rugs, Kazak rugs, Bakshaish rugs, Moroccan rugs, Serapi rugs, Bokhara rugs, transitional rugs, Caucasian rugs, Kashan rugs, Sultanabad design rugs, rugs from India, and so much more. All our high-quality rugs are available at affordable prices, which makes us one of the best sources of hand-woven oriental rugs in Chicago.
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Beautiful Rugs boasts an unrivaled oriental rug gallery that features dozens of rug styles. They are arguably the best rugs you can get for your home or workspace. They are like works of art that you can use and admire every day and one of the few items of home decor that still have that old-world charm to them. While all oriental rugs are beautiful and unique, some of them are certainly more popular than others, such as Persian rugs. This is because of their impeccable quality, distinct designs, and patterns, knotting techniques, special color palettes, place of origin, and so on.
The art of carpet weaving dates back thousands of years. Initially made for their functional quality, they gradually became items of lavish decor, with fine oriental rugs also often used as a status symbol. An authentic oriental rug is a heavy hand-knotted pile rug. Although there isn’t any substantial record of how long they’ve been around, the oldest oriental rug, a Pazyryk, which was found in a burial site excavation in Siberia in 1940, is estimated to be from the 5th. century BCE. The rug, a richly designed piece, is believed to have been made in Mongolia using the Ghiordes hand-knotting technique, which continues to be used even today. While historians suggest that Mongolia created the first hand-woven pile rugs, it was the Persian weavers who perfected them and made them what they are today.
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Many people ask us whether Persian rugs are the same thing as oriental rugs and vice versa. They aren’t. While all Persian rugs are oriental rugs, all oriental rugs are not Persian rugs. An Oriental rug is an umbrella term that includes rugs made in Asian and Middle Eastern countries like Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and so on and often referred as Caspian oriental rugs. Persian rugs are rugs that made solely in Iran.
Over the years, the popularity of oriental rugs has only continued to grow. This has led to the emergence of rug-making factories in Europe and the United States, but they create mass-produced designs that do not compare to the exquisite beauty of the handmade varieties.
If you wish to add an authentic oriental rug to your living space, you are at the right place. Whether you need carpets or wall hangings, small or large oriental rugs in Chicago, at Beautiful Rugs, you can find them all and more. You can also step into our Chicago rug store to feast your eyes on the most alluring oriental rug patterns.

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