HALI In-Depth: July 2013

  1. Turkmen Rugs in the Victoria and Albert Museum

    The first of the extended series of In-Depth HALI magazine articles on the Oriental carpet collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, by HALI’s then editors Robert Pinner and Michael Franses, with an introduction to the history of the collection by the V&A’s Keeper of Textiles, Donald King, was published in HALI 2/4, 1980. To… Read more »

  2. The Qaraqalpaq Dialectic: Qaraqalpaqs of the Aral Delta: The Right to Reply

    In HALI 175 (Spring 2013, pp.124-127), Andrew Hale reviewed David and Sue Richardson’s ‘encyclopaedic’ new book, Qaraqalpaqs of the Aral Delta. The full version of his review was published on this site.  Here the Richardsons address what they consider to be serious flaws in the reviewer’s assessment. An abridged version of this detailed rebuttal appears in… Read more »

  3. Caucasian Carpets in the Victoria and Albert Museum

    During the late 1970s and early 1980s, HALI published an occasional (and still incomplete) series of articles that feature and analyse the carpet collections in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The history of the collection was written by Donald King, the then Keeper of Textiles at the museum, and the rugs were analysed by HALI’s then… Read more »


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