This attractive Ushak depicts the Mausoleum of Jalal Al Din Rumi in Konya. Known as Mawlana, he is the most famous Sufi teacher and the best selling poet in the world today. The Economist Magazine voted him as the most important person of the millennium in 2000. His Mevelvi brotherhood or order is still headquartered in Konya and tens of thousands flock there every year to visit. This Ottoman carpet is a faithful representation of the shrine, its facade and minarets, right down to the marble tiles and wooden carvings. Just do a Google image search and you'll find out!
I first met Dr. Maktabi as a lecturer on carpet history and was captivated by his passion for the subject. Only later I knew him as a dealer, though even in our financial transactions, Hadi has been a gentle guide and friend. He has understood my taste and interests and made wonderful suggestions, but never in a pushy way. That is to say I have enjoyed working with him on several levels and wish to continue our excellent relations and dealings far into the future. A. Harvey Pincis, formerly Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah Museum (Kuwait), Latvia 🇱🇻
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 🇱🇧
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 🇦🇺