An international quarterly publication focused on collectable rugs, carpets and textiles. HALI magazine is recognised as a unique and authoritative reference guide and quality art publication, while its younger sister COVER magazine explores the growing world of contemporary rugs and textile art for luxury interiors. Both magazines are produced by London-based Hali Publications Ltd., which also prints books and operates cultural tours that provide exclusive access to the best carpet and textile treasures in museums and private collections around the world.
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HALI 211 (Spring 2022) draws attention to the role of workshops, master weavers and designers in creating rugs and textiles of exacting material quality.
Access a selection of magazine articles from the HALI Archive relating to Events and objects at HALI Fair Online.
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HALI 211 Summer Issue
HALI 211 (Spring 2022) draws attention to the role of workshops, master weavers and designers in creating rugs and textiles of exacting material quality, perfectly balanced composition and highly refined technique. An overview of the urban workshop tradition in Persia is accompanied by a look at the role of master weavers in North Africa’s rural textile culture, a portrait of a Yogyakarta batik atelier founder and highlights from a recent tapestry exhibition in Aubusson. Important commissions by Swedish textile artist Märta Måås-Fjetterström and her workshop are celebrated, as is improvisation in design and making. Plus, we delve into the shadowy world of Romanian carpet entrepreneur Teodor Tuduc, look at the dazzling history of horse trappings in China, and explore the weaving languages of Talim in Kashmir and pattern singing in Iran.
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Free articles from the HALI Archive
Enjoy a selection of articles from the HALI Archive during HALI Fair Online. If you have read the latest digital issue, HALI 211 from this site, you will need to select ‘exit’ from the drop down ‘options’ at the top of the web page to to access the free articles.
Splendours in the city of silk: Part I
In Lyon, France, is one of the world ’s oldest textile museums, the Musee Historique des Tissus. In HALI 32, Ian Bennett discusses the Lyon Oriental carpets, with some of the most important examples published in colour for the first time
Splendours in the city of silk: Part II
Ten Safavid masterpieces in the Musee Historique des Tissus in Lyon were published for the first time in HALI 33 and discussed by Ian Bennett who also introduces the museum’s collection as a whole
Splendours in the city of silk: Part III
In HALI 34, Ian Bennett looks at the rest of the Safavid collection at Lyon, two of which, the Potemkine ‘Portuguese’ carpet and the ‘star’ cartouche carpet may be considered masterpieces of Safavid weaving
Saints, Signs and Wonders: Early Tapestries in the Burrell Collection
Patricia Collins, the Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Items at the Glasgow museum introduces a group of almost two hundred early European tapestries, over a quarter of which are usually on display to the public at the purpose-built galleries in the city’s Pollok Park, in HALI 111
Lift the curtain: The El Kholti collection of Moroccan embroidery
Of worldwide significance, this collection began with the purchase of a single household item. In HALI 200, Fuchsia Hart has an inspiring encounter with the collection and the collector.
In the beginning
In HALI 200, Michael Franses delivered a census of the oldest-known surviving pile and tapestry-woven carpets, including early weavings which may pre-date the iconic ‘Pazyryk’ carpet.
Marvels of five millennia: 'Epic Iran’ at the V&A
In HALI 207, Sarah Piram, the V&A’s Curator for the Iranian Collections introduces London’s first large-scale exhibition of the country’s culture for ninety years.
Sophistication at the start of life: Miyamairi kimonos
Miyamairi kimonos mark a Japanese child’s rites of passage. In HALI 196, Roger Yorke looks at the meanings and symbolism of those made especially for boys.