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About Us


In 1958, Kaskas Oriental Rug Gallery was established by Abdul Hafez Kaskas in Beirut, Lebanon. His son, Zahi Kaskas decided to bring the business to the United States after the start of the Lebanese civil war in 1975.  He opened the first store in Austin Texas in 1976.


"Growing up around beautiful rugs made us love this business."


In 2000, Zahi welcomed his two sons, Safi(right side) and Samer(left side) into the family business. Samer (Vice President) is a graduate of Saba University, while Safi (President) is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in computer science. Both sons now bring the same friendliness and service as their father and grandfather have for over half a century. 


Today, Kaskas Oriental Rugs is still family owned and operated with two galleries Austin, Texas. Our main goal is to build trust, and to educate the customer. All of our rugs are directly imported by us, with no middle men involved. Because of this, we can pass the savings onto the customer.

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