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           The handmade modern and antique rugs and textiles in our showroom are individually chosen from around the world. These treasures reflect the beauty of pure wool, silk, natural vegetal dyes, and fair labor practices. We are always delighted to help find the perfect piece from our showroom stacks, by assisting with a custom creation, or through an antique rug search. We hope to see you soon.

Christiane Millinger and her rug showroom in NW Portland

CHRISTIANE MILLINGER ORIENTAL RUGS AND TEXTILES   /   2037 NW LOVEJOY STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON

Showroom hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-4, or by appointment   /   971.444.2440

 

 

About Us

Caravan to Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs in NW Portland

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We stand behind the quality of each piece in our showroom and are extremely proud to be a part of the current renaissance in Oriental rugs. We represent rugs of the extraordinary handmade beauty and quality not seen since the early days of the last century.  During that era, handspun wools and natural, vegetable dyes were woven individually into heirloom pieces, in small villages dotted throughout countries such as Turkey and Iran. The well-intentioned but misled impact of Western industrialization substituted cheap, uniform synthetic dyes for lustrous, natural materials. Work was relocated into factories. Gone was the age-old tradition of weaving as part of daily village life. Realizing that much of the beauty and creativity had been “standardized” out of Oriental rugs, a counter-movement began in the 1980’s. Dedicated to bringing us back to the roots of weaving traditions, this renaissance reawakened the appetite for quality textiles created with natural dyes and wool which is spun and woven by hand. These heirloom-quality rugs have an unmistakable luster, complexity and warmth.

 

 

 

 

Emigrating from Austria in my early adulthood, I was lucky to begin my career in conjunction with this renaissance, under the generous tutelage of Robert Mann, in one of the leading rug and textile conservation studios in the country. After many years of learning about restoration, conservation and the history of carpets and textiles, I first opened my showroom in the Pearl in 2000. Now celebrating the rebirth of my rug and textile business, I feel so grateful for all the beauty in my working life. I look forward to sharing these treasures with you!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE RUG RENAISSANCE AND CHRISTIANE MILLINGER ORIENTAL RUGS

 

We proudly carry a large variety of handwoven rugs, individually selected from the best of the current Oriental rug renaissance, as well as antique textiles and rugs. To view more of our collections, please visit our showroom in NW Portland or contact our knowledgeable staff.

 

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Christiane and Jonathan move rugs

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CHRISTIANE MILLINGER ORIENTAL RUGS AND TEXTILES   /   2037 NW LOVEJOY STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON

Showroom hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-4, or by appointment   /   971.444.2440