Thursday, December 24, 2009
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Rug Weaving Circle is on-going and is held every Wednesday from 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Get together for working on your new and old projects. You must have previously been enrolled in my Beginners Rug Weaving class.
Additional materials available at nominal cost.
CLASS SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE
Classes will take place at HAYKO Fine Rugs and Tapestries
(www.hayko.com) located at
857 Lexington Ave near 65th St. 2nd Floor
TO REGISTER, please contact
HAYK OLTACI at 212-717-5400
Hayko Oltaci, with more than 30 years' expertise gained in rug and tapestry ateliers of Istanbul, Strasbourg, Paris and New York, welcomes you to visit him and his staff at his shop at 857 Lexington Avenue, New York City. You will be welcomed with a cup of Turkish Coffee (please don't spill it on the rugs!) and you can learn a lot just by having a casua chat with Mr. Oltaci, who prefers to be called simply Hayko.
This is easily the friendliest place of its kind in New York -- and also one of the most knowledgeable. Hayko is himself a master craftsman who understands oriental rugs and tapestries down to the last stitch. And his many loyal clients over the years say that his absolute integrit and honest dealings also distinguish him.
Hayko works closely with museums nd with serious collectors. But he cherishes the chance to educate and advise people new to the art of appreciating fine rugs and tapestries. Although one of his rugs was sold at auction at Christies for $140,000, many pieces of exceptional quality are surprisingly affordable, for a little as $250.
An interesting point: Virtually all fine rugs actually increase in value, unlike most furnishings. "But you should buy a rug because you fall in love with it," Hayko says.
It is fun to browse around in this friendly, welcoming and stress-free atmosphere. Please stop by -- no appointment is needed. If and when you decide to acquire a fine rug or tapestry, Hayko can guide you in making an informed decision. If you are just getting ideas at present, come on in and enjoy the cofee while you look at the splendid array.
Check out Hayko in Ritz-Carlton magazine!Read Hayko's latest review from The Franklin Report!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Welcome! You have come to the website of HAYKO, one of the top authorities on fine rugs & tapestries in the world. His workshop and showroom at 857 Lexington Avenue (at 65th Street) in New York City contains some of the finest examples of the ancient art of weaving to be found anywhere, in all price ranges from museum quality pieces worth hundreds of thousands, to lovely one-of-a-kind rugs for as little as a few hundred dollars...You can learn a lot just by having an informal chat with Hayk Oltaci. You may be surprised to learn that despite his friendly, welcoming and low-key manner, Hayko, as he likes to be called, is among the foremost experts of fine rugs and tapestries in the world.
"Hayko is such a nice guy, it's really hard to realize sometimes that he's a world authority," says one of his long-time clients.
Anyone who has ever visited the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul - that maze of a tent city overflowing with all the riches of the Orient, including finely wrought copper, brass, silks, and of course oriental rugs - will feel right at home in Hayko's cosy atelier.
Up a narrow staircase, through the door, and suddenly you are surrounded not only by an abundance of rugs hanging on all the walls from floor to ceiling; you'll find yourself enveloped in that wonderful aroma of natural wool yarns, a delicious scent that makes you feel almost as if you've been transported to the heart of the ancient section of Istanbul.
The space is divided into two parts of equal size. Toward the front are rugs of all kinds and shapes and sizes, hanging, rolled up, leaning against the walls, and piled on one another.
The back half of the space is a large, pleasant workroom where the skilled weavers are hard at work doing their invisible magic restoring one rug for a museum and another for an American family whose name is a household word.
One of the artisans is a woman of middle age from Tibet, with a warm smile and a few words of English. Nearby are a stunningly beautiful young woman from Afghanistan, and her Armenian friend. Everyone looks up and smiles. Hayko slips easily into their language and back into English, then speaks in French on the telephone, and answers a question in English for a visitor.
When you are here, you feel almost as if you've been away on a wonderful journey, and going back outside into the hustle and bustle of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street is almost a bit of a shock.
~ Be sure to check out our rug weaving classes. ~
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Hayko's beautiful store has hosted many wonderful music performances and events over the past three years (complete with Hayko's famous coffees and teas!). Now, EIGHT of the musicians who've played at Hayko's are putting on a special concert to tell everyone about the store and its beautiful rugs. ______________________________ ______________________________ Any referral which leads to the sale of a carpet earns a 5% commission. With carpet prices ranging from $500.00 to $20,000.00, a 5% commission can be QUITE A LOT of money! ______________________________ (And bring as many of your friends as you can-- we're aiming for a turnout of 120 people!)
This large event is designed to increase Hayko's profile, get the word out about his carpets, and get some media attention for his store in the process.
*Each person who attends shall also be entered into a drawing to win an authentic antique Turkish Carpet from Hayko's, valued near $1,000.00!
MUSICIANS ON THE BILL:
The musicians on the bill have all played during the Intimate Nights of Music series at Hayko's store, and are now returning the favor by donating their talents for this intimate night of living room-style music... in other words, candle-lit and unplugged!
EARN BIG MONEY - REFERRAL OFFER:
REFER someone to Hayko's and EARN a 5% COMMISSION!
ABOUT THE CONCERT VENUE:
The META Center (which holds 135 people) is committed to the arts and creativity scene in NY and has DONATED the use of their large and luxurious space to help us honor Hayko's!! For this evening, the center will be decorated with Hayko's carpets and lit by candle for the night of the performance.
An Intimate Night-- The META Center requests that people take off their shoes upon entering their main floor space where our event will be held.
If you come to one event this year, please make it this one !!
Hayko, you've blessed our lives by hosting countless inspiring nights of warm community and creativity at your unique and special venue (not to mention your complimentary Turkish Tea at every event!)...
Of course we'll all be there for this special concert in your honor!
Hayko's beautiful store has hosted many wonderful music performances and events over the past three years (complete with Hayko's famous coffees and teas!).
Now, EIGHT of the musicians who've played at Hayko's are putting on a special concert to tell everyone about the store and its beautiful rugs.
Any referral which leads to the sale of a carpet earns a 5% commission. With carpet prices ranging from $500.00 to $20,000.00, a 5% commission can be QUITE A LOT of money!
(And bring as many of your friends as you can-- we're aiming for a turnout of 120 people!)