Hagop Manoyan was born in Istanbul to Armenian parents in 1964 and moved to London in 1989, where he was exposed to European taste, collecting styles and market trends. He moved to New York in 1994 to further expand his contacts and develop a business trading in high quality antique rugs.
Hagop deals in antique carpets and textiles of all kinds, but he specializes above all in Caucasian, Anatolian, Persian, Turkmen, and Belutch rugs, and those of Europe as well. He also offers tribal trappings and bags, along with kilims, soumaks, and other flatweaves. Together with the invaluable assistance of his wife Kozet, who is very helpful in every aspect of the business, Hagop remains one of the most active dealers of collectible and tribal rugs, participating in antique and trade shows all over the United States and Europe. His office-gallery is located in mid-town Manhattan, where he would be happy to meet with you, share his knowledge, and answer any questions you may have.