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Asian Trade Rug Company

Rugs Are What We DO

Our Story

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.

Asian Trade Rug current location
Current location
1998 – Today
Asian Trade Rug previous location
Previous Location
1978 – 1998
Hannah Massarat, CEO
Hannah Massarat, CEO

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.

Tomas Almazan, Owner/Partner

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.

Tomas Almazan, Owner/Partner

Ali Shahinpour, Master Rug Repairman
Ali Shahinpour, Master Repairman

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, Cleaning Plant Manager

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.

Louis Morris, Cleaning Plant Manager
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  • Helle B.

    My most favorite rug shop of all time! Service is always courteous, professional and helpful, and promised times for completion of services (multiple rug cleanings in my case, though I aspire to buy in the future!) can be counted on. I've had all kinds of rugs with stains, needing general cleaning and even small repairs, and in each case the rugs came back as though they were new! I'll be proud to put them down in my new home, and will gladly sing the praises of this delightful company!

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  • Ronald M.

    Tomas and his team are as good as it gets. Great service and a Huge inventory of beautiful carpets. We purchased a beautiful area rug from Tomas and we were very impressed by all aspects of how they do business, above and beyond is the way they operate. Service after the purchase has been more the excellent, would highly recommend the Asian Trade Rug Co as the place you need to go when you are looking for a new rug.

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  • Jonathan H.

    My wife and I have purchased three rugs here, and have had another cleaned with remarkable results. The folks here are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable about every detail of the construction and history of their products. The prices are very fair. We'll buy there again without a doubt.

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  • Jenny B.

    We can't say enough good things about this business. Not only did they do a great job cleaning a dhurrie rug for us, but Ali, their master carpet repair man, repaired a treasured rug for us after we thought it had been destroyed by the dry cleaners. The rug, a remnant from the old Mountain Oyster Club downtown, was torn in several places when we foolishly sent it to be dry cleaned. From now on we will only take our rugs to Asian Trade Rug Company for any cleaning or repairs.

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  • Susana A

    We took our oriental rugs for cleaning after having a bad experience elsewhere. They were very reassuring and knowledgeable and we are very pleased with the results. We recommend Asian Trade Rug Company wholeheartedly.

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  • Susan L

    After having our area rugs cleaned at Asian Trade Rug Company this last spring, we recently purchased two rugs from Asian Trade Rug for our home. Not only were we pleased with both the process and the results from their cleaning our rugs, but also we are very pleased with our new purchases from Asian Trade Rug Company. Its entire staff makes the process for both easy, comfortable, and convenient. They have a wonderful selection, so if you are interested in traditional, antique, tribal/nomadic such as Gabbeh, and so on, you very likely will find something you love.

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