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Meet the Staff

Ike Hakim

Co-Founder / President

Ike Hakim co-founded Persian Gallery Co., Inc. in 1971 with his elder brother, Frank. Over the last 45+ years, Ike has led Persian Gallery as one of the biggest and best oriental rug dealerships in New York City, throughout our many past homes in Midtown Manhattan. From the first years on Third Avenue in the early 1970s, to the good old days at the Potamkin building in the late '70s and early '80s, to the glory days at 245 Fifth Avenue and at 102 Madison Avenue in the '80s and '90s, to our home at 36 East 31st Street since the year 2000, Ike has always been at the helm. His name commands respect in the area rug trade, and he is know for being one of the most fair, honest, and hard-working people in world of vintage and antique decorative carpets. He has personally curated one of the world's most impressive collections of period European tapestries, antique rugs, and rare textiles, and vintage pillows.



Frank Hakim

Co-Founder, Emeritus

Frank Hakim co-founded Persian Gallery Co., Inc. in 1971 with his brother, Ike. Throughout Persian Gallery's various moves and transitions over four plus decades, Frank has been a constant who has been beloved by clients, colleagues, friends, and family, with his warmth, humor, and friendliness, and with his regular offerings of tea and snacks. Frank has traveled the US and beyond on his many buying trips, working hand-in-hand with Ike to assemble the rug industry's largest and most respected collection of antique and vintage Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Chinese oriental carpets. Frank served as secretary, treasurer, and manager until the late 2000s, when he retired to spend more time with his grand-children and great-grand-children. He still comes in periodically to revisit the grand collection of rugs he was instrumental in assembling, and to make sure that his favorite clients are still getting their tea and snacks.



Robert Hakim


Robert Hakim is the long serving operations manager at Persian Gallery New York, and since the 1990s, has been keeping control over thousands of fine antique decorative carpets, classic oriental rugs, vintage pillows, rare textiles, and period European tapestries. The son of company co-founder, Ike Hakim, and nephew of Frank, Robert is the quiet strength behind the seamless operations at Persian Gallery, making sure that all the rugs and tapestries are inventoried, serviced, shipped, invoiced, and otherwise accounted for at all times. It's a juggling act that might make Barnum & Bailey blush, but Robert does it with ease and panache. For quick and reliable customer service, and for any questions related to inventory, shipping, pricing, or sales, Robert is the Answer Man.




Rodney Hakim

Vice President

Rodney Hakim is the technology, advertising, photography, and sales manager at Persian Gallery New York, and since the 1990s, has been making sure that PGNY is at the forefront of technological advancements, with both their internal and online inventory management platforms. The son of company co-founder, Frank Hakim, and nephew of Ike, Rodney handles all issues related to our website,, along with our advertising and marketing efforts, as well as our presence in online sales platforms, blogs, and social media. Rodney also deals with the photography of the rugs, carpets, textiles, tapestries and pillows. For any questions, comments, or suggestions about Persian Gallery's online presence and product images, contact Rodney by e-mail or phone.




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