Editor's Choice

  1. 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.

  2. 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 »

  3. Tom Cole’s Light on Persia, October 2014

    Tribal weavings from northwest and south Persia are now show in San Rafael, just a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge in California’s Marin County, at the private gallery of HALI Contributing Editor, Thomas Cole.  Light on Persia can be viewed until 1 December 2014.  Viewing is by appointment, please contact [email protected]  

  4. Distant Neighbour, Close Memories: 600 years of Turkish-Polish Relations

    As Turkey celebrated her 600-year friendship with Poland – dated from their first recorded treaty in 1414 – Istanbul’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum held an exhibition, recently ended (7 March–15 June 2014), of Ottoman works of art and Polish imitations drawn from both Polish and Turkish collections.  Penny Oakley reports: The exhibits fell roughly into three… Read more »

  5. HALI UK Tour 2014 highlights

    The first HALI UK Tour concluded last month. We spent 10 days gaining a privileged, in depth look at the best carpets and textiles in Britain in the good company of just under 20 HALI subscribers.

  6. The Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, welcomes visitors from late April to early November

    This year the Abegg-Stiftung, in Riggisberg, Switzerland opens its doors to the public from 27th April to 9th November 2014. In addition to a new special exhibition called ‘Veil and Adornment. Medieval Textiles and the Cult of Relics’ the permanent exhibition, newly interpreted some two and a half years ago, is always worth travelling to see.

  7. Thai Textiles in Focus

    ‘Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time’, the first international symposium to take place at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (QSMT) in Bangkok, Thailand took place from 5 – 9 November 2013. The event offered special opportunities to see behind the scenes at the new museum and visit private collections of Southeast Asian textiles not accessible to the general public, as well as a post-conference Thai textiles tour.

  8. V&A Opens Clothworkers’ Centre at Blythe House

    The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion has just opened at Blythe House, near Olympia in west London, offering unprecedented access to the museum’s textiles. Situated on the third and fourth floors, the huge collection now sits amid so much history that it is hard to… Read more »

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