Editor's Choice

  1. Making Connections: the Role of Archives

    In recent years, the opening up of museum and private archives, with increased online access to collections and information about them, has allowed textile researchers such as Ann French to build a more detailed picture of the interconnections between, and the methods used, by the early collectors of Greek embroidery.

  2. Samuil Martinovich Dudin

    At a time when travel is limited, we would like to highlight a man whose research and collecting journeys form the basis for much of our knowledge of Central Asian weaving culture.

  3. Ladakh & Zanskar

    Two types of traditional tie-dyed woollen garments from the Indian Himalayas – the liktse capes of Zanskar and Ladakhi women’s gonchas dresses – illustrate larger similarities and differences within a broader canon of regional material culture.

  4. Tehran’s Treasure Trove

    For its first forty years of existence, external circumstances prevented the Carpet Museum of Iran from revealing its treasures to the world. This year, however, a major exhibition brought the institution back to life. Hadi Maktabi reports on the show and what it means for the museum.

  5. An Ottoman Çatma at Sotheby’s, London

    This large Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma) panel, made in Bursa or Istanbul in the late 16th century, is one of the few textiles in Sotheby’s London sale of ‘Arts of the Islamic world’ on 25 October  2017. Estimated at £80-120,000, it measures 162 by 127.5cm and was woven in two parts,… Read more »

  6. Views from Iran

    Photos from Cheri Hunter’s tour of Iran, February 2015. A 12 day HALI Tour to Iran will take place in October 2016


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