Saturday, March 24, 2012

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:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3218313061/efblike

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:
http://www.facebook.com/HaykoFineRugsAndTapestries

Flushing Townhall has special page about this workshop at:
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/events/event.php?id=902

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_carpet

Armenia guards ancient carpet-weaving traditions:
http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/08/armenia-guards-ancient-carpet-weaving-traditions.html

http://www.armeniainfo.am/about/?section=culture

Armenian carpet weaving article in .pdf format at:
http://www.gab-ibn.com/IMG/pdf/Ar31-_Carpet_Weaving_in_Armenia.pdf


Here is yet another article:Women Fashion | Armenia Guards Ancient Carpet-weaving Traditions, October 29, 2011 by rich
http://newfashiondom.com/FASHION/women-fashion-armenia-guards-ancient-carpet-weaving-traditions/

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