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Magic Carpet Full Moon Party at HAYKO

Harvest Full Moon
Party Invitation

Friends of
Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries

Master Craftsman Hayk Oltaci
Expert in Oriental Carpets

Magic Carpets with Amazing Secrets to Share

Exotic Nibbles and Wine and Mooncakes for the Harvest Moon

Saturday, October 15 th , 12-5 PM at Hayko Studio
43-01 21st Street, Unit 110F, Long Island City, NY 11101

Conveniently located near the 59th Street Bridge and two blocks from the Queensboro Plaza subway stop which is serviced by the N, Q, E, F, G, M, and 7 subway lines.

RSVP by phone (212) 219-8257 , email to

Armenian Harvest Festival at UConn on September 17

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to inform you that the Norian Armenian Programs at the University of Connecticut will be hosting an Armenian Festival onSaturday, September 17, 2016. The following link provides the details about the program, the time, and the location:

I will be one of the presenters in the featured activities demonstrating “The Art of Rug Weaving:” a hands-on workshop. My colleague from California, Hratch Kozibeyokian will be providing a concise introduction to Armenian Rugs.

With the thought that it would be an excellent cultural experience for anyone who might be interested to attend, I have decided to inform my friends of this Armenian Festival at the University of Connecticut.

Kindest regards,



Dear valued Clients and Friends:


During our latest inventory count, we were so captivated once again by very many outstanding rugs that we have decided to share some of the exceptional ones with you each month as “The Rug of the Month.”


Here is this month’s pick:



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This is a fine example of an antique Turkmen Yomud tribal rug. It is probably woven by the Ersari tribe—an ethnic group that is renowned for developing its distinctive weaves and designs. The wool used in weaving this rug is renowned in the trade for its lustrous and hard-wearing properties. It comes from the famous indigenous breed of Karakul sheep in Ghazny province, the southeastern region of Turkmenistan. The carding and spinning of the wool is done by hand. The balls of wool are made into skeins which are then dyed by the weaver’s family.

The black-brown dye used in this rug has oxidizing properties, which is obvious through the erosion of the pile on the background. This erosion also gives us a clear indication of the antique vintage of this artwork—circa 1880s.


Turkman Yamoud (detail)

The diagonal rows of an octagonal single diamond-shaped motif in red, ivory, blue, and turquoise is repeated on the black-brown main field. A single stripe replicating the primary border in designs and colors divides the main field into two. The red primary border is decorated with repeated polygonal rosettes alternating in ivory and blue. The secondary inner and outer borders are decorated with the same reciprocating dog-teeth design in alternating ivory, red, and blue.


The two ends of the rug are decorated with repeated tree motifs with serrated leaves. The surprisingly random use of yellow leaves on one end; and, the repeated wine-glass single row bordering the “X” shapes on the other end further enhance the charm of this tribal yet elegant rug.


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For further information about this rug, as well as for our ultimate expert service in hand cleaning and repair of your rugs, please contact Hayko by calling at  212-219-8257; (also 24-hour answering service: 212-717-5400); or by E-mail:




New Location!


Dear valued Customers and Friends,

We are excited to announce that as our business has once again outgrown its space, we have moved into a larger building in Long Island City.  In the meantime, we have significantly increased our collection of fine antique and semi-antique rugs through recent acquisitions. We are now located at 43-01 21st  Street, Unit 110F, Long Island City, NY 11101.

This location is even more desirable since Queensboro Plaza, which is two blocks away, can easily be reached by bus or subway from Manhattan in less than 15 minutes. Moreover, we extend complimentary pick-up and delivery service as a courtesy to all of our customers.

In addition to our over half-a-century of combined expertise in repairing antique and semi-antique Oriental rugs and European tapestries, we have increased our capacity of hand-washing them at our new location.

Undoubtedly, your precious rugs must receive the utmost expert cleaning and repair services to maintain their beauty and integrity for generations. We are committed to providing you with the same meticulous service as we have provided to several museums, an auction house, and many collectors. Building long-term business relationships with our clients is the most important aspect of our mission.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 212.717.5400 or send us an e-mail ( if we can be of assistance to you, or simply answer any questions that you might have about fine rugs and tapestries. To visit our showroom, we are now by appointment only. Schedule your appointment today. We will be delighted to hear from you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


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Conveniently located near the 59th Street Bridge and two blocks from the Queensboro Plaza subway stop which is serviced by the N, Q, E, F, G, M, and 7 subway lines.

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With an innate cultural attraction to the art of rug weaving and well over 35 years of hands-on experience, Hayko’s mission is to provide the ultimate service to his customers in sales, repairs, and cleaning of fine Oriental rugs and European tapestries.

Building long-term business relationships with our clients is the most important aspect of our mission.


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