1. The Orient Stars Collection

    Watch a new feature length film on The Orient Stars Collection of rugs and textiles acquired by Heinrich and Waltraut Kirchheim

  2. Fabulous creatures

    Dating and attributing origins to antique rugs from Anatolia is an area of scholarship rife with conjecture and contention. Having researched carpets in the Orient Stars collection for the forthcoming Orient Stars 2, Michael Franses notes the pitfalls awaiting those who venture in this direction.

  3. HALI Fair Online, 23-27 June 2021

    HALI Fair Online is a new virtual event focused exclusively on antique rugs and textiles from around the globe, with a Fair, Exhibitions and Events including lectures, interviews and presentations

  4. The Arts of Iran Now and Then

    With a new exhibition of Iranian art opening in the British capital, we look back at the ground-breaking 1931 ‘International Exhibition of Persian Art’

  5. Academics in the Greek Archipelago

    Francesca Leoni explains how a discovery in the Ashmolean Museum’s archives threw fresh light on an important area of British textile collecting—the acquisition of Greek island embroideries—and led to a new exhibition and catalogue

  6. Profile: Fred Mushkat

    American collector Fred Mushkat on his new publication about woven bands and the role of the collector

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