THE ARARAT-ESKIJIAN MUSEUM THE ARMENIAN RUG SOCIETY AN ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION By Hratch Kozibeyokian Carpets of the Armenian Orphanages “A Journey of Love and devotion with the Kunzler Family and the Ghazir orphanage” The event is dedicated in memory of the Armenian Orphans of the Genocide of 1915 May 03, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 In commemoration of the one hundred year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, California, and The Armenian Rug Society will present a talk by Hratch Kozibeyokian on several orphan rugs made by orphans. Also, on display two Hadjin Rugs from 1906 and 1909, and two Orphan Rugs from Ghazir; one of the Rug is the unique and historical Kunzler Family Carpet. The Kunzler Family Carpet is the smaller version of the Ghazir Orphanage Carpet formally presented to President Calvin Coolidge on December 4, 1925. On display also, the blood-stained bible that belonged to Garabed Jizmejian of Urfa. The family still owns the Special guest, Elizabeth Kunzler-Marshall (Kunzler’s 98-year-old daughter and her family) will attend the Hratch Kozibeyokian, owner of Ko ‘Z’ Craft, is a third generation master weaver with more than 40 years of hands-on experience. Los Angeles Times (“Woven in Time: A Valley Artisan applies the ancient technique to the rips and fades in treasured rugs”. ● Admission free (Donations appreciated) ● Reception following program For more information call the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 747-500-7585 or e-mail ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net