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  1. HALI Fair Online 2022

    HALI Fair Online returns from 20-30 May 2022. The virtual event is focused exclusively on extraordinary antique rugs and textiles from around the globe. It follows the success of the inaugural virtual HALI Fair in June 2021 and promises to be one of the best places to source unique, collectible and decorative carpets and textiles this spring. … Read more »

  2. Kour Pour: New Homes, New Places, Gallery 1957, London

    From 24 March to 14 May 2022, Gallery 1957 in London is presenting a solo show by Kour Pour, a British-Iranian artist who spent considerable time in his father’s carpet shop as a child, memories of which have become a central component in his practice. Exhibition review by Sara Makari-Aghdam.   ‘Or was home indeed the… Read more »

  3. Orient Stars Lands in Doha

    Since the beginning of October 2021, when the outcome of Rippon Boswell’s ‘Orient Stars 2’ sale of 98 early, art historically significant rugs consigned by the Kirchheim family was settled by a winning pre-sale offer for the entire collection, the identity of the institutional buyer has remained a well-kept secret, much speculated about by all… Read more »

  4. Postcard from Kyiv

    Featured in HALI 197 ‘Postcard from Kyiv’ recounts the journey of carpet dealer and scholar Aaron Nejad who returned to Ukraine in 2018 in order to seek out some truth in the story of the region’s distinctive and desirable ‘Bessarabian’ kilims. An abridged version of the article follows below. To aid the ongoing crisis in… Read more »

  5. Book Review: Crafting Textiles

    Featured in HALI 210, Kristal Hale reviews Crafting Textiles: Tablet weaving, Sprang, Lace and other techniques from the bronze age to the early 17th century:   The high tone of this book is established from the start. The opening dedication is to Peter Collingwood, a legendary textile scholar, author, weaver/maker and member of the Early Textiles… Read more »

  6. Book Review: Indian Tiles

    Featured in HALI 210, Penny Oakley reviews Arthur Millner’s latest book, Indian Tiles: Architectural Ceramics from Sultanate and Mughal India and Pakistan: Arthur Millner’s first book, Damascus Tiles, addressed a topic never before studied in its entirety (reviewed HALI 186). It became one of those works that establish themselves as the encyclopaedia for their field…. Read more »

  7. Fair Review: ARTS, Antique Rug and Textiles Show 2021

    Having been cancelled for almost two years, you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief when it was announced that ARTS was going to happen again on the 3 – 5 December 2021. This traditional get-together of dealers and collectors in the Bay Area is an important part of the rug and textile collecting… Read more »

  8. Textile Healing, Alberto Levi Gallery, Open Until 12 March 2022

    ‘Textile Healing’ opened on 28 January,  at ‘The Vault’—, the ancient Roman cellars of Alberto Levi Gallery, Via San Maurilio 24, Milan. Organised by Alberto Levi Gallery in collaboration with Mero Matters Fine Arts, the exhibition is open until 12 March 2022.  It aims to investigate the process of creation as a moment of healing,… Read more »

  9. Bamana Mud Cloth:​ From Mali to the World – Dallas Museum of Art

    The Dallas Museum of Art’s focused exhibition features the museum’s recently acquired textiles by the Bamana peoples of Mali. On display until December 4, 2022 ‘Bamana Mud Cloth:​ From Mali to the World’ explores the complete labor-intensive process and identifies how the distinctive patterns have been used in Western products, from designer clothing to home furnishings. While an interactive display in the exhibition allows patrons to create their own bogolanfini design using some of the Bamana people’s motifs.

  10. Court, Epic, Spirit: Indian Art 15th-19th Century, Luhring Augustine

    London-based gallery Francesca Galloway, renowned for its Indian art and textile expertise, has partnered with New York art gallery Luhring Augustine to present ‘Court, Epic, Spirit: Indian Art 15th-19th Century’. The exhibition will take place at Luhring Augustine Tribeca in New York until 24 March 2022 and is accompanied by a catalogue. The show features some truly outstanding examples of Indian painting from different periods, but our focus here shall be the three textiles illustrated in the HALI 210 exhibition preview.


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