Caspian Oriental Rugs
Established in 1971 by Jamshid (Jim) Soomekh has grown into one of the largest oriental rug stores in America. With a store size of 6,000 square feet, and one of the largest rug inventories, it is truly a Chicago landmark. Caspian Rugs (named for the Caspian Sea which boarders Iran and Russia and lies in the center of the oriental rug world), has grown from a small establishment into the premier store for all origins of hand-woven rugs. Jim has grown his collection into a museum treasure of masterpiece antiques, arguably one of the largest in Chicago, along with over 100 oversized rugs.
Caspian has very fine rugs and an interesting method of displaying them so you can pick the ones you like without having to wait to get to the bottom of the pile. The guys are extremely friendly, fair, easy going and helpful. Great experience and wound up with an amazing rug.
"Addicted". I purchased a runner and wow it is such a statement piece. Definitely going back for more. I couldn't be more impressed with how it sets off my white halls. High quality, somewhat pricey but worth every dime. The guys were very patient and welcoming. The rugs are situated where you don't have to sort them out, I mean they are stacked but not to make you miss what you are looking for. Whoever procures the rugs, they have a great eye.
Kamil has been an absolute dream. My beautiful oriental rug got flooded and needed a deep cleaning. Kamil helped me decide if it'd be worth it to keep and then gave me a very generous price compared to the other places that I called. We are remodeling, and he has been so understanding about delaying the pick up date. Great customer service. Great work. A very trustworthy place.