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  1. Navajo Weaving Culture

    In relation to the exhibition of Navajo rugs currently on show at Montclair Art Museum, until 2 January 2021, we revisit the unique Navajo weaving culture featured in HALI 202.

  2. Antique Tibetan Tiger Rugs

    We take a look back at the Tibetan tiger rugs produced for TX2, detailed in HALI 199, in anticipation of the antique Tibetan tiger rugs available at Austria Auction Company’s upcoming specialist carpet auction. ‘Fine Oriental Rugs XXVII Auction’ takes place on 27 November 2021.

  3. Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles

    Seventy bold artworks from 1860–1930 and the present day are currently on show at Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey until 2 January 2021. ‘Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles’, celebrates the courage and vision to experiment.

  4. ‘North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions’ at The Bowes Museum

    This ongoing exhibition showcases twenty-six new acquisitions to The Bowes Museum’s nationally important quilt collection. The exhibition which can also be accessed online is accompanied by a catalogue, and a reprint of the book which accompanied the larger 2000 exhibition ‘North Country Quilts: Legend and Living Tradition’.

  5. Tibetan Weaving – The Carpet Museum at Voigtsberg Castle

    The recently opened exhibition at The Carpet Museum at Voigtsberg Castle, Germany, provides an overview of 15th Century to Modern day Tibetan weaving, in a huge departure from the usual exhibitions of carpets made in the local region.

  6. 125 Years of De Wit

    Read an abridged version of the HALI 204 book review of ‘Tapestry Production & Conservation 125 Years of De Wit – Royal Manufacturers of Tapestry’ by Maria Taboga and Nello Forti Grazzini. While highly technical content, it is always a pleasurable as well as an informative read: a gateway to a fascinating world, made of coloured threads, warps and wefts. 

  7. Profile: Cathryn Cootner

    Cathryn Cootner—collector, dealer, author, lecturer and formerly curator of textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco—passed away earlier this year after a mercifully short battle with cancer. In HALI 209, a self portrait has been compiled by Thomas Cole

  8. 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

  9. 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.


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