Caucasian Carpets in the Victoria & Albert Museum, by Donald King, Michael Franses & Robert Pinner

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

Caucasian ‘Shield’ Carpets by Michael Franses and Robert Pinner, 1978

Caucasian Shield Carpets’ by Robert Pinner and Michael Franses, published in 1978 in the inaugural issue of HALI magazine, remains to this day the definitive study of these 17th and 18th century carpets with variants of the classical shield palmette design.

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