Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rug Weaving Circle!

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.

Price: $25.00

Additional materials available at nominal cost.


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

The Ancient Art of Rug Weaving


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

JUST ADDED TO our Summer sale!

Dear Followers -

We have recently put together a beautiful collection of Persian Gabbeh rugs which are available to you now at Hayko.

These pieces are wonderful folk art for use in your home or office.We have a variety of patterns and colors - some colorful and whimsical, some sparse and using undyed wool in brown and ivory.

#873 2'2"" x 4'7" Camels

Gabbeh translates to "long-pile" rug. The people who wove these rugs are from the sub-groups of the Lori and Quasquai tribes in Iran. They are nomadic and use horizontal looms crudely- fashioned and might have literally picked- up "stakes" during the weaving, then resettled to finish the weaving. This can explain the charming irregularities you may encounter in some of the pieces! The rugs are easy to weave and would allow women to make a living while staying close to their families.

gabbeh detail
# 866 detail

The pieces we have selected pre-date 1960.They are less commercial than the modern production of today. Traditionally,the sizes are of a small format, not large room-sized carpets. We have a range of sizes up to 5' x 8'.Traditionally, these rugs were made to be used by the people who wove them with little thought of a western market. Today, these rugs work beautifully in a modern or traditional setting and are sought after by decorators.

gabbeh dimonds
# 874 4'3" x6'11" Diamonds

gabbeh natural ground
#861 4'11" x 7'7"" natural

Gabbeh open
# 866 2.4 x 4.11 Open field Gabbeh

Gabbeh detail natural
detail natural

Gabbeh tree of life
#863 3.9 X 6.1 Tree of Life

857 Lexington Avenue . New York . 212-717-5400 . http://www.hayko.com/

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Summer Sale!

Dear Followers -

Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries is announces our Summer Sale!

We are preparing our showroom for the arrival of the new pieces coming in the fall - there's never been a better time to purchase one of our amazing rugs!

Have you had your eye on a favorite rug for a long time, but have been waiting for the "right time" to make a purchase? It's now the right time! we've never offered such tremendous deals in the history of our establishment.

A vast selection of rugs at never-before seen prices awaits you at Hayko. We have something to suit everyone's tastes, including:

  • Persian
  • Turkish
  • Chinese
  • Armenian
  • Kilim
  • Tribal
  • Nomadic

We offer authentic antique rugs as well as brand new selections in your choice of contemporary or antique design.

Our selection is unmatched, ranging from museum-quality to very affordable, and anything in between.

Our sale starts today and ends August 31 - but you'll want to come in soon for the best selection.because at these prices, our showroom is going to be cleaned out for fall very quickly.




LOURI 5.7 X 11.5


JAF KURD   3.7 X 7.2

JAF KURD 3.7 X 7.2