Some of the finest ever Bakhtiari rugs were woven in the town of Shal Shotor, uphill in the Zagros mountains. I was quite impressed by its rugged topography and formidably raw greenery when I visited many years ago. A few Khans of the tribe set up private weaving workshops there to produce high quality rugs on their behalf and this is one of them. It survives in mint condition, right down to the full end kilims with braided fringes. The dye materials are as awesome 🤩 as you would expect from such a fine Bakhtiari. The greens and blues are worldbeaters. Chunky wool and a great size.
Purchasing carpets from Hadi Maktabi was the epitome of professionalism and joy. Hadi is an expert curator, purveyor, historian and story teller. His passion, knowledge, professionalism and expertise are evident every step of the way. With a wide range of choices and prices, prompt service, and fast sipping, we had our carpets in Sydney in a matter of days. The ultimate flying carpet experience! Zeina Tebbutt, Sidney, Australia 🇦🇺
You can't only be a customer of Hadi Maktabi. While his main purpose is rug dealing, he starts with story telling and ends with history selling. That's what I call high-end art curating and closing it all with an entertaining friendship. George El Hani, CEO Levica, Lebanon 🇱🇧
I must say this one of the most enriching carpet purchase experiences I ever had. This was not a mere transaction but more an experience about art and history. Dr Maktabi's experience and knowledge in this space is second to none. Highly recommended! R.A., Doha, Qatar