A historian by profession, Professor Marco Spallanzani has made a name for himself in carpet circles through his detailed and illuminating scholarly research in Italian archives and historic inventories.
A newly opened gallery in London will place carpets—and this summer, Central Asian suzanis—at the heart of its programme. HALI Editor Ben Evans visits.
In a new weekly feature, we highlight a book of rug and textile interest. This week we look at Kimono-Meisen. The Karun Thakar Collection.