In a lifetime of collecting, Lloyd Cotsen refined his own interests while expanding opportunities for artists and scholars. Throughout, he maintained a fascination for the way objects are constructed—and understood how a mere fragment can reveal the secrets of a complete textile. Lyssa C. Stapleton, curator of the Cotsen Collection, gives an overview of the man and his collections.
As part of the continuing series of In-Depth archive articles from early issues of HALI magazine, here the King, Pinner & Franses team focus on the Chinese carpet collection in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. First published in HALI 5/2, 1982. To read the article please click here.
The third of HALI’s occasional series of In-Depth articles on the carpet collections of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, on the Mamluk, Cairene Ottoman and other classical East Mediterranean types, was published in HALI 4/1 1981. The collection is introduced by Keeper of Textiles Donald King, and the carpets are discussed and analysed by Robert… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The third of Ian Bennett’s in-depth articles on the Oriental carpet collection at the Musée Historique des Tissus in Lyon, France was published in HALI 35 (1987). The article features the non-Persian holdings of 16th and 17th century classical carpets – from Spain, Egypt, Turkey, India, East Turkestan and China. To read ‘The Remaining Classical… Read more »
The second of Ian Bennett’s in-depth articles on the carpet collection at the Musée Historique des Tissus in Lyon, France was published in HALI 34 (1987). In he discusses the remaining holdings of 16th and 17th century classical carpets from Safavid Persia at the MHT, with additional comment extracted from the writings of the late… Read more »
In the first of his three in-depth articles on the extraordinary carpet collection at the Musée Historique des Tissus in Lyon, France, published in HALI 33 (1987) Ian Bennett discusses ten 16th and 17th century classical carpets from Safavid Persia, with additional comment extracted from the writings of the late Kurt Erdmann. To read ‘Ten… Read more »
In the mid 1980s HALI published a series of four articles on the textiles and carpets in the collection of the Musée Historique des Tissus (MHT) in Lyons, France. The first article, by Georgina Adam, in HALI 32, focused on a select handful of the historical textiles in Lyon, the following three, by Ian Bennett,… Read more »