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In 1929, Haidar Hussein Hindi opened the doors of his first carpet business in Beirut and was one of the very few rug connoisseurs in Lebanon to specialize in the business of handmade Persian rugs. His high sense of professionalism and integrity appealed to the late King Abdel Aziz Bin Saoud, who appointed him as the exclusive carpet supplier for Al-Haram Al-Makki in Makkah and Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah in 1953.

By 1974, the Hindi family moved their thriving business to Kuwait where they established the “Persian Carpet Exhibition” Showroom in Salmiyah. This showroom is currently the largest and most reputable carpet shop in Kuwait, housing the biggest handmade wool and silk carpet made on one loom in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Combining handpicked antique rugs with the finest creations of our modern world, Saraj Hindi, son of Haidar Hindi, and his daughter Lynn are proud to carry on their rich family tradition as owners of SAMOVAR in Beirut’s Central District.