Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hayko West Coast Branch January Rug Weaving Workshop in Laguna Beach California



Join Master-Craftsman, Hayk Oltaci, for a workshop of four evenings this January 2017 in Laguna Beach, California at Alexander Rug Gallery. Learn the art of rug weaving and discover the ancient art of rug making!



When: Classes start the third week of January 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday &Friday).


 * January 17; Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m 
 * January 18; Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
 * January 20; Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 * January 19; Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Where: Alexander Rug Gallery, 412 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Price: $245.00/per person, Includes instruction and materials.


You will learn the ABCs of vertical rug weaving, including terms such as warp and weft, techniques such as knotting and the basics of design. You will discover how to weave a rug in your own design. You will actually practice the art of rug making by weaving a small rug of your own using the loom and materials provided to each participant. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how rugs have been made for thousands of years from an experienced teacher who will carefully guide you at every stage.

Enjoy traditional music & tea while learning how to weave a traditional rug on your own loom! Everyone leaves with their own mini rug. All materials and supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Limited seating, reservations required. (10 person)

For more information about the classes or our ultimate expert service in hand cleaning and repair of your rugs, please contact Hayko at (212) 219-8257; (212) 717-5400) or Zeytoon
(949) 715-9230

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Evening workshops this December in Long Island City

  


  Learn How to weave Rugs


Join master Craftsman, Hayk Oltaci, for a workshop of four evenings this December in Long Island City at Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries. Learn the art of rug weaving and discover the ancient art of rug making!

When: Classes start the first week of December 2016 (Tuesday & Wednesday).

*  December: 6, 7 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

*  December: 13, 14 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries 43-01 21st Street, Unit 110F Long Island City, NY 11101

Regular Price: $245.00/per person, Includes instruction and materials.

You Pay: $200/per person

You will learn the ABCs of vertical rug weaving, including terms such as warp and weft, techniques such as knotting and the basics of design. You will discover how to weave a rug in your own design. You will actually practice the art of rug making by weaving a small rug of your own using the loom and materials provided to each participant. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how rugs have been made for thousands of years from an experienced teacher who will carefully guide you at every stage.

Enjoy traditional music & tea while learning how to weave a traditional rug on your own loom! Everyone leaves with their own mini rug. All materials and supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Limited seating, reservations required. (10 person)

For more information about the classes or our ultimate expert service in hand cleaning and repair of your rugs, please contact Hayko at (212) 219-8257 or (212) 717-5400)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2016

LURI BAKHTIARI 3.5 X 7.2 


This antique Luri Bakhtiari rug was woven in the Luristan province of western Persia, circa 1910s. There are several characteristics that make this rug an exquisite piece of art. First of all, despite curvilinear floral design combinations of traditional Persian rugs, this rug is decorated with geometric patterns. Although Persian Heriz and Serapi rugs are considered geometric in patterns, those are apparently stylized floral designs, while the motifs in this rug appear to be strictly geometric and encompass many characteristics of Caucasian rugs.

Against this background, close examination reveals that the distinctive designs of this rug are derived from a creative combination of Persian and Caucasian motifs. For example, the two octagonal medallions on the abrashed-blue main field have the feel of Caucasian designs, yet the inside of each is decorated with Persian stylized-floral patterns. One of the two remaining medallions in the middle is inspired by Persian “Shah-Abbas pattern,” and the other by Caucasian diamond pattern. The rest of the main field is decorated with trees, flower plants, palmettes, rosettes, diamonds, and stars, all of which bear the combination of Persian and Caucasian elements.
Another appealing characteristic of this rug is that it has two equally-balanced primary borders instead of one; and, no secondary borders. Only thin barber-pole patterns surround the borders. The white ground of the outer border amplifies the rich colors and exquisite designs of the main field. In fact, it makes us realize that this Luri Bakhtiari rug is created through the rendition of the legendary Persian garden design with Caucasian artistic sensitivity.
This is an exceptional gem for anyone who appreciates the beauty and the value of antique Oriental rugs.
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For more information about this exquisite 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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail: info@hayko.com.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Magic Carpet Full Moon Party at HAYKO

 
Harvest Full Moon
Party Invitation




Friends of
Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries

Meet:
Master Craftsman Hayk Oltaci
Expert in Oriental Carpets

Greet:
Magic Carpets with Amazing Secrets to Share

Eat:
Exotic Nibbles and Wine and Mooncakes for the Harvest Moon


Reception:
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 events@hayko.com


Saturday, October 1, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2016






Dear valued Clients and Friends:

Thank you so much for your continued kind remarks regarding our "The Rug of the Month" messages. With great pleasure, we present to you our new "The Rug of the Month" for October.


ARMENIAN EAGLE KAZAK



4’4” x 6’3”


This Armenian antique rug—which is commonly known as Eagle Kazak, Sunburst Kazak, and Chelaberd Kazak—was woven in the Karabagh region of the Caucasus, circa 1870s. In addition to the typical madder-red main field, animal patterns, and the use of the green color, many examples of the same type of “Kazak” rugs with Armenian inscriptions have been surfaced in the last decades. To avoid confusion among scholars, connoisseurs, and dealers, it would be helpful to clarify that these antique “Kazak” rugs were created by Armenian weavers at the town of Chelaberd in the Karabagh region.

The madder-red main field of this rug is decorated with two eagle-design medallions, which are asymmetrically surrounded by rosettes, stars, and animals. The primary repeated crab-patterned border on an ivory ground is intentionally narrow to amplify the fundamental intricacies of the two huge eagle patterns. Moreover, dark blue and black reciprocating dog's-teeth pattern on the secondary borders help give the combined borders the impression of a picture frame; thus, further focusing our attention to the main field.



What makes this particular rug attractive to the collectors is that it represents the earlier years when those rugs were woven with these basic Eagle or Starburst designs. During the ensuing decades, the designs became more intricate with the addition of a large dragon pattern, either at the one end, or at the both ends of the main field next to the eagle pattern.



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For more information about this exquisite 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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail: infor@hayko.com.
Sincerely,

Hayko

Thursday, September 8, 2016

EXHIBIT AND LECTURE: THE HISTORY OF ARMENIAN RUGS



Dear Friends,
It is my distinct pleasure to inform you that my colleague from California, Mr. Hratch Kozibeyokian will present an exhibit of antique Armenian rugs augmented by his lecture in New York City. The theme of this event is entitled Armenian Carpets: The Genesis – An Illuminating Recount and an Exhibit of Select Armenian Historical Carpets; and, it will take place at the Armenian Society of New York, at Little Neck, NY, on September 16, at 9:00 p.m.
Mr. Kozibeyokian, currently the president of the Armenian Rug Society, had launched a course specifically focused on the history of traditional Armenian rugs within the Armenian Studies program at the California State University. As the organizer of countless exhibitions and an authoritative lecturer on the subject, he was invited to the White House to present the display of President Calvin Coolidge's Armenian Orphan Rug.
Please see the accompanying flyer for details, and please forward it to your friends who may be interested in attending this captivating function.

Mr. Kozibeyokian’s presentation will help us once again to realize and appreciate the significance of the Armenian rug-weaving tradition to the cumulative culture of the world.
Thank you very much for your time and attention.

Best regards,
Hayko


Thursday, September 1, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH (SEPTEMBER 2016)

Dear valued Clients and Friends:


Thank you so much for your continued kind remarks regarding our "The Rug of the Month" messages. With great pleasure, we present to you our new "The Rug of the Month" for September.



ARMENIAN KUBA RUG
3’6” X 4’11”

This is a rare antique Armenian Kuba rug from the region of Kuba, in the southeastern Caucasus, circa 1880s.


During the time when this rug was woven, the Armenian rug weavers and merchants, who lived in the vast area extending from the heartland of Anatolia to the shores of the Caspian Sea, had significantly contributed to the creation of magnificent rugs and their distribution to Europe and the United States. This explains why we encounter exquisite "Armenian rugs" woven in different regions and cities under such names as Anatolian, Kayseri, Konya, Sivas, Caucasian, Kazak, Karabagh, Shirvan, Kabistan, Kuba, and Daghistan. In addition to the superior quality of the wool and workmanship, the major distinguishing characteristics of Armenian rugs are the uniqueness and artistic execution of the designs. Although the patterns and motifs may seem familiar to rug connoisseurs, but their execution and composition, as well as the overall enchanting effects of those works of art are uniquely "Armenian." This Armenian Kuba rug is an superb example of all that. The cochineal-red medallions on the indigo-blue main field evoke the feeling that they were inspired by the designs of Eagle, Dragon, or Starburst Kazaks; closer examination reveals that a cross is placed in the center of each medallion. Also, the rosettes, palmettes, trefoils, and latch hooks are common in Caucasian and Persian rugs; but their combination and placements along with the color scheme reflect the "Armenian artistic taste."

The ubiquitous use of natural undyed wool, especially on the main ground enliven the rest of the colors, which consist of red, blue, gold, light blue, and green. The primary red border is decorated with alternating one large and two small ivory rosettes. The large octagon-shaped repeated rosettes are woven in solid colors, all of which are used in the main field.


The inner and outer blue secondary borders are decorated with a continuously undulating vine pattern. The dog’s-tooth pattern reciprocating in red and blue surrounds the main field and symbolizes that this is also a garden-design, which is protected by a fence.


The uniqueness and artistic execution of the designs, the age, the rarity, and the condition of this magnificent rug make it a highly desirable work of art for sophisticated collectors and prestigious firms.
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For more information about this exquisite 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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail: info@hayko.com



Sincerely,

Hayko

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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 on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The following link provides the details about the program, the time, and the location:

http://armenia.uconn.edu/2016/06/30/09-17-2016-armenian-harvest-festival/ 


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,

Hayko

Monday, August 1, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH (AUGUST 2016)

Dear valued Clients and Friends:
Thank you so much for your continued kind remarks and feedbacks regarding our "The Rug of the Month" messages. With great pleasure, I present to you our new "The Rug of the Month" for August.
QAZVIN (Persia) – Circa 1920s
11’ 8”  X  20’ 9”


If the term “Nomadic Rug” evokes images of care-free and charming composition of designs and colors, conversely, this exquisite Qazvin rug extols opulence and prestige.
Qazvin is situated in the northwest of the capital city of Tehran. During the Safavid dynasty, Shah Tahmasp made Qazvin the capital of the Persian Empire (1548), after the fall of Tabriz to the Ottomans. Of interest to us, that was the period when Qazvin also gained prominence as a major carpet-producing region through the encouragement of Shah Tahmasp.
Qazvin is also situated between Tabriz and Kashan. Therefore, it is natural to see the influence of both regions in designs and color schemes on Qazvin rugs. This is an exceptionally well-executed example of that concept. The intricate floral medallion and the cluster of floral designs in the four corners, as well as the combination of colors – especially burgundy and navy blue – are characteristics of Kashan rugs. The rest of the main burgundy ground is almost entirely covered by small precise floral designs, many of which form larger symmetrically-placed complex patterns that provide balance and harmony to the overall feel. Those repetitive small and intricate patterns, along with the ivory floral decorations on the navy-blue primary border and the red secondary borders are attributes of Kashan rugs.
We can discover numerous characteristics of this work of art to be mesmerized; however, I would suggest that you concentrate your attention to the ribbon of patterns surrounding the four edges of the main field. Although it is not a border, it gives the illusion of one. The use of celadon green makes it even more desirable. Further examination reveals that this precisely executed intricate ribbon of floral designs helps provide a magical balance and an artful elegance to the entire composition. Also, it provides a testament to the fact that this rug was produced by a small team of highly skilful artisans through their unwavering toil and commitment to excellence.
This Qazvin rug, which encapsulates the elements of the Tabriz and Kashan rugs and makes them its own with distinct artistic execution, is an exceptional piece of art to own for anyone who has the room to accommodate it – from a tastefully decorated home or office to a mansion or a museum.
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For more 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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail: info@hayko.com. 

Sincerely,
HAYKO

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH (JULY 2016)



Dear valued Clients and Friends:


Thank you so much for your exhilaratingly kind remarks and feedbacks regarding our "The Rug of the Month" messages. With great pleasure, I present to you our new "The Rug of the Month" for July. Enjoy!


TURKMEN TEKKE

4’ 1” X 4’ 6”




The Tekkes were the most important rug producers of the Turkmen tribes in the nineteenth century, when they inhabited in the region between the Caspian Sea and the Amu Darya River in Turkmenistan.


This is an exceptionally fine example of an antique Tekke rug. Despite its age, circa 1890s, the condition of this rug is superb. It is intact even with its original flat woven two ends.



The repeated typical Tekke gul design—the polygonal combination of curvilinear and geometric patterns that is also known as the generic Boukhara pattern—decorates the abrashed madder-red main field.


The most captivating characteristic of this rug is the harmony created by the combination of exquisitely intricate patterns in deep colors that decorate the primary border. Those consist of octagons with eight-pointed stars, latch hooks, combs, trees, and branches in dark red, brown, ivory, dark blue, pink, and plumb. The inner and outer secondary borders are decorated with continuous stylized yurt (tent) design in alternating colors and with two rows of small diamonds in ivory.


In addition to the primary and secondary borders, the two ends of the rug are decorated with clusters of diagonally placed serrated diamonds. Instead of being repetitious and boring, the alternate use and skillful placement of every color in the rug significantly enhance the overall charm of this artwork.


The uniquely artistic combination of designs and colors, the warmth of the finest wool with saturated natural dyes, the age and the excellent condition of this rug elevate it to the level of a rare gem for any tribal- or nomadic-rug rug collector.


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For more 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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail:info@hayko.com.


Sincerely

HAYKO

Thursday, June 2, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH

Dear valued Clients and Friends:

I am delighted to receive your kind remarks and valuable feedback regarding our “Rug of the Month” messages. With deepest gratitude I present the following “Rug of the Month” for June. Enjoy!

ANTIQUE KARABAGH RUNNER 3’ 9” X  14’ 4”
 
This exquisite Armenian Karabagh runner is dated 1901 and initialed in the Armenian letter “T.” The Caucasus region of Karabagh is located at the southeast of Armenia; and, is separated by the Aras River from northern Persia. In fact, it is about 80 miles from the Persian city of Tabriz, which had been a major market for the Karabagh rugs. Similarly, the Karabagh rugs had also been sought after in the European markets.

Despite this background, it is still surprising to see in this rug three major patterns, each of which with distinct Persian, French, and Caucasian characteristics. One cannot help but wonder for which market this rug had been woven. The abrashed-black main field is decorated with repeated Herati pattern of Persian origin. Secondary inner and outer blue borders are decorated with familiar trefoil flower and alternating vine leaf motifs. What makes this rug exceptionally desirable is its brick-colored primary border, which is decorated with Caucasian green dragon and multicolored quadruped, French Savonnerie/Aubusson flower head, and Persian lanceolate-leaf patterns.
 
Another noteworthy distinction of this rug is the experimental use of aniline red dye right below the date. The chemical garish red color looks distasteful next to the natural and deeply saturated Armenian cochineal red dye. However, around the time this rug was woven it was considered prestigious or fashionable to use chemical dyes although sparingly. Today, it helps us as a clear proof of why we value natural dyes. Incidentally, except for the sparingly used chemical red dye in flower and quadruped motifs, the rest of the natural dyes in blue, red, brick, yellow, ivory, green, pink, navy, and black in a varying range of from the deeply saturated to the light and abrashed shades further enhance the elegance of this charming artwork.

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For morwe 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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail: info@hayko.com.

Sincerely,
Hayko

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Rug of the Month (May 2016)

Dear valued Clients and Friends:

It has been a distinct pleasure for me to receive so many of your kind remarks regarding our "Rug of the Month" for April. With deep gratitude, I present to you our new "Rug of the Month." Enjoy!

AFSHAR
4’ 3” X 7’ 11”
 
This is a rare example of an Afshar antique rug, woven in the northern Persia by the industrious nomadic Afshar tribe. The Afshars, migrated and settled in various parts of Asia, the Caucasus, Persia, and Anatolia. As such, they adopted various patterns from those rug-weaving regions; and, refined them with their own aesthetics and artistry culminating in distinctive Afshar rug designs. 
 
This “Rug of the Month” is an exquisite example that exhibits those distinctive characteristics. Especially, the intricate but harmonious composition of the main field combines the sophistication of Persian stylized-floral designs with geometric Caucasian designs on an abrashed blue ground. For example, five repeated medallions are inspired by Persian patterns; and, the polygonal designs, angular rosettes, and crosses in octagons are typical of Caucasian and Anatolian motifs.  The magnitude of patters not only reveals the designs from different major rug-weaving regions, but also the artistic rendition of those creates an amazing harmony, which is further augmented with deep natural colors.
It has equally-balanced three primary borders, of which the outer one frames the entire composition of the rug. Also, a closer look at the outer ivory border also reveals that all of the colors used in the main field are utilized in the alternating motifs of four botehs and octagons containing eight-pointed stars.  The middle border with the repeated diagonal “barber-pole” pattern in alternating red, blue, rust, ivory, turquoise, brown, black, colors shows the characteristics of a Caucasian Shirvan rug. The inner border also is decorated with the same color scheme in repeated angular vine pattern of Caucasian origin.
It was woven in circa 1880s; yet, it has never been repaired. Moreover, although its fine woolen pile is evenly worn due to the ravages of time, the rug still remarkably retains its integrity complete with the flat-woven sections at the both ends, as well as the original overcasts on the two sides.  This tribal, yet rare and spectacular, Afshar rug represents an exceptional value as a collector’s or a museum piece.
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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 at 212-717-5400); or by E-mail: info@hayko.com.

Sincerely,
Hayko

Friday, April 22, 2016

Review Date: April 21, 2016



Company Name: HAYKO Fine Rugs & Tapestries
Category: Oriental Rug Cleaning
Services Performed: Yes
* More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.
Work Completed Date: April 21, 2016
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $120.00
Description Of Work: 
Giving 5 stars for an incredible result and for how well Hayko handled any discrepancies and miscommunications.
Member Comments: 
I am an employee using my manager's personal account for office tasks and projects that need to be completed. The man picking up showed up at his home address instead because of my error! I called and we sorted everything out (scheduling and phone numbers of where to be reached, etc.).
The man who I spoke with was apologetic about any bumps along the road and extremely genuine in his concerns. You can tell the employees care about their business and pride themselves on the attention they give to their customers; you seldom find this kindness and professionalism anywhere else. You can tell so much about a business in the way they handle any issues or confusions.
As for the rug, it looks brand new...a completely different rug even! It was not cleaned for some time and when they brought it back, we were eager to display it in our editing suite. Clients constantly compliment us on how beautiful the rug is. Thank you Hayko for livening up a black and white office with your gorgeous deep cleaning treatment that brings out the beauty, vibrancy, and details of our Persian rug!
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Friday, April 1, 2016

THE RUG OF THE MONTH

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:

TURKMEN YOMUD RUG
4’ 6”  X  6’ 3”
 
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.

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: info@hayko.com.

Sincerely,
Hayko

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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