Editor's Choice

  1. 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.

  2. 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 »

  3. 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

  4. Parviz Tanavoli Retrospective at the Davis Collection, MA

    The first comprehensive retrospective of work by the ‘father of modern Iranian sculpture’, Parvis Tanavoli at a US museum is to be held at The Davis Collection at Wellesley College, MA, 10 February – 7 June 2015.

  5. Kilim, around 1800 South-Persia, Fars region, Ghashghai nomads, 190 x 360 cm. 100 Kilims, Neiriz Collection, Halle

    Kilims from the Neiriz Collection at the Volkspark, Halle

    The Berlin artist/art dealer Hamid Sadighi is descended from Southwest Persian tribal khans. Until 30 November 2014, the exhibition ‘100 Kelims’ representing about one third of his collection of 19th century Persian tribal and nomadic flatweaves (arguably the world’s best), as well as some closely related Transcaucasian and Anatolian kilims, is on show at the Volkspark… Read more »

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