News: Hali

  1. From HALI 196: Dynamics of a Dynasty

    A fresh approach turned a recent French exhibition on Qajar culture into something more than just an art show. Venetia Porter was at the Louvre-Lens to experience the transformation. Hadi Maktabi comments on the carpets.

  2. Anatomy of an Object: A Phulkari Embroidery

    The silk embroidered shawls of the Punjab combine the aesthetic of folk art with the rich varied silk hues of precious luxury. Ben Evans reveals the techniques and traditions lying below the surface of these vibrant textiles.

  3. Indigo Sutra

    The cultivation of indigo dye across the Indian subcontinent is growing. Here Jenny Balfour Paul recounts her experience at Indigo Sutra, an international event on the revival and resurgence of natural indigo held in Kolkata.

  4. Anatomy of an Object: A Baharlu/Ainalu Carpet

    Although unsigned, this grand Khamseh Confederacy carpet, of unusually large size and great artistic merit, was likely made for a tribal khan by a weaver of the Baharlu or Ainalu tribes.

  5. Threads of Devotion at Nara National Museum

    A special exhibition commemorating the completion of conservation work ‘Threads of Devotion, National Treasure: The Taima Mandala Tapestry and Embroidered Buddhist Imagery’ opened at the Nara National Museum on 14 July and will be on show until 26 August 2018.

  6. Anatomy of an Object: A Flemish Tapestry

    ‘Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance’ currently showing at The Met uses the currency of cows to illustrate the expense of tapestries at the time of their manufacture. Rachel Meek discusses the exhibition’s concept and sole tapestry with curator Elizabeth Cleland.

  7. From HALI 195: Mirror Image

    Spanish carpets and Spanish ceilings: John Mills weaves together the strands of a story prompted by the reappearance at an auction of a fragment of a late 15th-century Mudéjar carpet


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