Iwan Maktabi

Hj. Hussein Maktabi, patriarch of the Maktabi family in Lebanon, immigrated from Isphahan to Beirut in 1926. Like his father before him, his passion was collecting fine oriental carpets. Since that time, Hj. Hussein and his sons have undoubtedly become premier purveyors of antique and decorative carpets in the Middle East. With the support of his father Abbas Maktabi, Mohamed Maktabi opened Iwan Maktabi Gallery in 1995. Iwan Maktabi proved to be the go-to address for rare carpets and textile art in the region. Based on three generations of expertise, and a rich family private collection of collectible carpets, Iwan Maktabi has added to the depth to people’s appreciation for carpets in Lebanon and the region.