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.
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 »
To date, the National Council for Culture, Arts & Heritage of the Emirate of Qatar has acquired five historical Spanish carpets and eight from Egypt and Syria for the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. It is these that are the focus of the second in our series of in-depth surveys of the MIAQ collection by Michael Franses. An abridged version of this article, without references or citations, appears in HALI 157, Autumn 2008.