HALI: The Iran Edition is dedicated to Iran: masterpieces from The National Carpet Museum, Tehran; Parviz Tanavoli; Silks from Mazandaran; Seljuk textiles; Amoghli; Qashqa’i weavings and Fars rugs. Also silk shawls of the Punjab, the Nemati collection, Turkmen carpets and more in HALI 188.
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A new perspective on Turkmen carpets; the roles of luxury textiles in Islamic cultures; two important Safavid carpets are reunited; a royal funeral on the island of Sumba; the William Morris Peacock carpet; an intriguing textile from Assam in the British Museum and more in HALI 187
Narrow-strip woven cloths from Ghana & Togo
Figurative Indian chintzes for the Armenian Church
Rural and nomadic Moroccan textiles
How Islamic art came to Berlin
Interview with collector Ignazio Vok
'Kongo: Power and Majesty' at the Met
The lost tiles of Damascus
And much more!
'The Fabric of India' at the V&A
Little known rugs in the MAA Budapest
Textiles of rural Tunisia
'Art in the Age of Spices' in Adelaide
Nomadic felt traditions
Anahita - Arts of Asia opens in Berlin
and much more!
Japanese meisen kimono
The George Hewitt Myers Collection
Kuba skirts at the Neuberger Museum
Oliver Hoare's 'Every object tells a story'
Views from Iran
and much more!
Inside Japan’s Miho Museum
The champion of chintz
Turkmen rug collector Kurt Munkacsi
The Indictor collection of Islamic velvets
The return of HALI to Olympia
and much more!
The Textile Museum reopening March 2015
Baluchar saris from Bengal in Mumbai
Neiriz kelims in Halle, Germany
Embroidered thangka fetches US$45 million
Interview with Richard Tuttle
AND much more!
Japan’s Fukuoka Art Museum
Iban Dayak textiles
The ‘cache-sexes’ of the Kirdi in Cameroon
Middle Amu Darya prayer rugs
AND much much more!
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A look at the Wher Collection, one of the world’s best private collection of carpets and textiles, the new Carpet Hall at the MAK, Vienna and Crosby's Ersari donation to the Ashmolean. We analyse a Nazca feather ‘apron’, look at the new space for Islamic art in Springfield, Massachusetts and highlights from a Bolivian Balandrán poncho collection.
Also featured: A Bamileke beadwork leopard skin, tribal art fairs, Native American art, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, Japanese Indigo in London, Karun Thakar and Turkmen embroidered asmalyks.
This season features vanishing textile crafts in Iran, appliquéd Egyptian tents which have received little attention in the past, perak headdresses from north India used to ward off evil and the return of the gabbeh from Zollanvari. Michael Franses returns to HALI along with a report on the Darius of the Universe Carpet, and his brother Simon reviews a Fontainebleau Tapestry at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.
Also featured: HALI's UK tour, reopeing of the MAK, Olympia Fair, Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum, colourful Tibetan aprons, Ben Evans reports form Armenia, exhibition reviews from Zurich, Bangkok and London and Sotheby’s New York 31 January 2014 carpet sale.