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  1. Indian Textiles:1,000 years of art and design, 22 January 2022

    ‘Indian Textiles:1,000 years of art and design’ opens from 22 January to 6 June 2022 and is accompanied by a limited-edition catalogue which includes essays by leading historians of Indian textiles, including Rosemary Crill, Steven Cohen, Avalon Fotheringham and Sylvia Houghteling and will showcase court weavings, folk embroideries and other fabrics from the 9th – early 20th centuries. In this article Rosemary Crill, editor of the accompanying catalogue, explores the ideas behind the exhibition.

  2. Karun Thakar Scholarships awarded

    Presented by Karun Thakar in collaboration with the V&A and following a challenging review process, the Karun Thakar Scholarships selection committee is awarding funds to three outstanding candidates working on Asian or African textiles and dress.

  3. ‘Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith’

    Featured in HALI 209’s pick of the best rug and textile exhibitions and events around the globe, the current exhibition, ‘Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith’ is open at The Met Cloisters, New York until 30 January 2022. In this article we take a more detailed look at some of the medieval textile pieces on display.

  4. ‘Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles’

    Glimpses into the enduring history of Asia’s diverse textile traditions are provided by the extraordinary but rarely seen treasures in the exhibition ‘Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles’.

  5. ‘Beyond Utility: Rugs of Southwest Persia’

    This online exhibition of sixteen rugs from Southwest Persia tells a complex story of the way these peoples were able to capture the minds and markets of the world for their designs and provides an excellent opportunity to view some outstanding examples of the beauty of 19th-century southwest Persian tribal rugs

  6. London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2022

    After the 2021 online-only event, the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) is back in person next year at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in London’s Battersea Park from 25-30 January 2022.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.


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