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'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.
The HALI UK tour is announced and recorded values in textiles are explored. The Dijon Museum opens as Galerie Neiriz, Berlin closes it's doors. Features on the new Vakiflar Carpet Museum reopening in Istanbul, Walter B. Denny looks into the history of the impressive collection, an exhibition of Moroccan Berber carpets in Munich, and the Borneo textile collection of Heribert Amann.
Frieze Masters and the San Fransisco Antique Rug and Textile Show are reviewed, while APG covers the Vanderbilt star lattice carpet sold at Christie's London and the Star Ushak carpet sold at the Austria Auction Company's inaugural sale.
Exhibitions in Denver and New York help reaffirm the value of textiles as bearers of cultural significance. We look at the Cleveland Museum's Islamic textiles; SF Tribal Art; Parcours des Mondes; the R. L. Shep Award. Discover more about El Anatsui, Turkmen culture, Zaleski, the Musée Guimet and the ‘Holbein’ rug. Discover why our front cover feature of the Vanderbilt star-lattice carpet has broken saleroom records.
Also featured are rattan mats from Borneo, South American weaving problems, the Abegg Collection in Riggisberg, Quai Branly, Koos de Jong’s Dragon and Horse: Saddle Rugs and a feature on the upward trends of suzanis.
Ben Evans gives a taste of HALI's tour to Romania, interview with ikat collector Pip Rau, new Austrian auction house is launched, the Royal Textile Museum in Thailand, Interwoven Globe at the Met, Zaleski's suzani collection, the secrets of the Wari culture come to life and 99 Islamic works from 9th-19th century on show in Moscow.
Also featuring the sale of the century from Sotheby's New York, exhibition review from the Met, book review on Southeast Asian textiles and APG from New York, Boston, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart and London.