Posted on: September 6, 2016

Creating Carpets Using Ancient Techniques

Orley Shabahang is excited to host the latest Hajji Baba Club event. This event will be open to the public! Join us this Saturday, September 11th, from 4pm to 6pm at the Orley Shabahang Gallery to learn about the ancient craft of Persian carpet making. Co-founder Bahram Shabahang will discuss the entire process, from the sheep to the finished product. Examples of Persian rugs both antique and our own new creations will be presented for you to see!


Bahram Shabahang traces his family heritage to 16th century Isfahan, Iran. The patriarch of the Shabahang family was the son-in-law of King Tahmass Safavieh. He oversaw the work of the rug weavers in the King’s workshop and passed this on through the family. Mr. Shabahang holds a degree in architecture although his passion has always been carpets, which led to the creation of his first store in 1973.


Orley Shabahang is located at:
241 E. 58th Street
New York, NY 10022

Following the meeting Hajji members and their guests who wish to have dinner will adjourn to:
Ravagh Persian Grill
1135 First Avenue (at 62nd St)
New York, NY 10026
212 861 7900

Dinner will cost $57.50 per person ($50 + 15% gratuity)
To RSVP please email [email protected]
You can also leave a voice mail at: 212 457 1030.
Dinner will be three courses and includes soft drinks, tea or coffee. Alcohol extra.
Seating is limited so please RSVP by September 2

You can pay via Paypal or credit card using the member’s portal on the club’s website.
Members may also pay by check at dinner or mail a check in advance to:
The Hajji Baba Club
P.O. Box 1518
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163