Asian Trade Rug Company
Founded in 1978 by third generation rug dealer Kasra Massarat, daily operations at Asian Trade Rug Company are led by Kasra’s daughter and CEO Hannah Massarat and his business partner, Tomas Almazan. The team has been fortunate enough to travel internationally several times each year to purchase directly from tribes and traders of the region. These multigenerational relationships ensure their clients have consistent access to the most unique and beautiful pieces at fair prices.
Asian Trade Rug Company is Southern Arizona’s trusted resource for all things rug related. Asian Trade is a full-service rug company including a dazzling showroom with thousands of quality hand-knotted rugs from around the world including modern, vintage and antique treasures. In addition to sales, Asian Trade also boasts a 3,500 square foot cleaning plant and a full time Master Repairman offering cleaning and repairs for both retail and wholesale accounts.
Thanks to Asian Trade’s 100% satisfaction guarantee, transparent business practices, fair prices, and commitment to dealing in only high-quality hand knotted rugs, they have built an extremely loyal following that spans not only all over Southern Arizona, but also to countless out-of-state clients nationwide.
Whether you’re looking for a unique antique, a custom rug, or simply want to take good care of your existing collection, Asian Trade Rug Company is your trusted source for all your rug needs.
A 4th generation rug dealer, you could say Hannah was quite literally born into her role. Hannah joined Asian Trade Rug Company in 2020 with a background in commercial interior architecture and design and a goal to retire her father, founder Kasra Massarat. Hannah’s design background affords her the ability to provide truly concierge style service as a rug dealer. Besides sales, Hannah wears many hats at the company including handling marketing, purchasing and custom orders, and acts as our General Manager. Hannah has been working hard to move Asian Trade into the digital age including a new website, digitizing the business, growing their wholesale and retail cleaning plant operations, and dreaming big for the future of her family business. Hannah spends her time outside of work with her family. She and her husband Misha welcomed their son, 5th generation rug dealer Adrian Cyrus to the world in March of 2022.
A local Tucsonan, Tomas Almazan joined Asian Trade in 1986 working alongside Kasra Massarat to build the business into what it is today. In 2003, Tomas shifted into the role of Operating Partner. Today, Tomas plays an instrumental part in the daily activities of Asian Trade including acting as a resource and mentor to the staff, providing expert rug appraisals, and leading sales with some of our long time designers and retail clients.
Tomas is an avid cyclist and spends most mornings on the “path”, streets and hills around Southern Arizona. When he’s not riding, Tomas enjoys finding quality time with his lovely wife Gloria and relishes time with his two grown children Isabella and Cristian.
With more than four decades of expertise in the rug industry, Ali Shahinpour stands as a master in the art of repairing and restoring handmade rugs. From treasured antiques to delicate silk marvels, Ali possesses the skill to bring these pieces back to their former glory.
Born in Iran, Ali spent over two decades leading his own Persian rug workshop. His talents as a restoration specialist have taken him across both the European and Los Angeles rug markets, amassing a wealth of experience along the way. Ali’s expertise extends to antique rugs from various corners of the globe, and he possesses the remarkable ability to discern and evaluate museum-quality rugs. His reputation as a trusted authority in the industry has earned him the admiration of the most prominent figures in the handmade rug industry.
Asian Trade Rug Company is proud to have Mr. Ali Shahinpour as a permanent member of our team. When he’s not meticulously restoring handmade rugs, Ali cools off by swimming at The Tucson Racquet Club during his leisure time. He also enjoys traveling with his beloved wife, Leila, and relishing quality moments with his grown children, Sarah and Shahin.
Louis Morris, a proud Air Force veteran, joined Asian Trade in 2016, bringing with him a commitment to excellence. Originally from Memphis, Louis stumbled upon Asian Trade after moving to Tucson, sparking a journey that has seen him evolve through various roles within the company. From showroom and sales to cleaning and heading the delivery team, Louis has immersed himself in every facet of the business. His experience, coupled with his calm and composed demeanor, propelled him to a well-deserved promotion to Cleaning Plant Manager in 2021.
Drawing on the discipline instilled during his military service, Louis has meticulously devised procedures and protocols that have transformed the cleaning plant into a well-oiled machine. His leadership has proven invaluable, as he oversees a dedicated team of four individuals responsible for cleaning rugs. Beyond his role at Asian Trade, Louis dedicates his time to a passion that resonates with his creative spirit – crafting and recording music.