Kazem Khonsari was born in Iran, and moved to the United States in his twenties, where he and his wife had four children.
Inspired by his passion for travel and collecting art, Kazem opened Lost Pines Art Bazaar in Bastrop, Texas to bring rare Persian art, antiques and rugs to Central Texas.
He has dedicated his life to showing others the intricate design and artistry of Persian carpets. The beautiful carpets available at Lost Pines Art Bazaar are the end result of wool grown across many regions, colored using dyes derived from even broader landscapes and then intricately woven together by skilled artisans, oftentimes taking years of their lives before completion. Each item available in the Lost Pines Art Bazaar collection brings a unique history melding the narrative of strangers into a single piece of art, a physical symbol of the beauty of peace and unity. Khonsari is proud to have created a family-run business and seeks to continue the blend of cultures and artistry found at Lost Pines Art Bazaar.