Interactive Arts Workshop: Weaving Turkish Textiles

Interactive Arts Workshop: Weaving Turkish Textiles

This workshop is given by Hayko

Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 3:15 PM to 6:15 PM (ET)
Queens, NY

It's Palm Sunday, if you don't have any plans after church service and dinners planned by your church or family and friends, why not spend a wonderful afternoon with Hayko and learn a new skill.

To register please follow this link:

About Hayko: Hayko (or Hayk Oltaci) was born in Istanbul, Turkey to Armenian parents. He came to New York City in 1988. With more than 30 years experience gained in the leading ateliers of Istanbul, Strasbourg, Paris and New York, Hayko is a master weaver and expert in hand-made oriental rugs and tapestries from around the world. Today, Hayko's shop in Astoria,Queens welcomes visitors to browse, investigate his collection and learn about the ancient art of weaving.

Here is Hayko's Facebook page:

Flushing Townhall has special page about this workshop at:

Here is some background about Armenians and carpet weaving: Armenians are indigenous people of Asia Minor and it's part of their culture weaving carpet. Here is some additional cultural background about Armeniand and carpets:

Here is wikipedia entry about Armenian carpet:

Armenia guards ancient carpet-weaving traditions:

Armenian carpet weaving article in .pdf format at:

Here is yet another article:Women Fashion | Armenia Guards Ancient Carpet-weaving Traditions, October 29, 2011 by rich


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