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HALI is an international quarterly magazine covering the world of carpets, textiles and Islamic art. The eclectic mixture of articles encompasses sumptuously illustrated scholarly features, lively reviews of exhibitions and books as well as market news and insightful commentary.

Latest issue
HALI 218 explores the relationship between books and textiles. Rosemary Crill reveals a totally new source of textiles across a wide range of dates and places: the cloth used in Armenian and Ethiopian book bindings. We discover eight exceptional textile books, from an album with embroidery so fine it can be mistaken for painting, to Victorian folios with carpet imagery of gargantuan proportions. We learn how a book of early barkcloth specimens sheds light on vanished traditions, and how an 18th-century volume of cloth was born out of rivalry, espionage and fierce ambition. Elsewhere in the magazine, a current exhibition at MIAQ uses stellar carpets to tell the story of Iran during the reign of Shah Abbas; a new museum opens in Brescia; and the Year of the Dragon sees the display of spectacular Chinese textiles from the Mactaggart Collection.

Subjects: Art And Design, Art, Culture, Textiles

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  • First Issue: Vol 1 No 1
  • Latest Issue: Issue 218
  • Issue Count: 220
  • Published: Quarterly
  • ISSN: 2059-5336

HALI was launched in 1978 as a response to the new emerging interest in antique carpets and new discoveries in textile research. The beautifully produced publication soon became a benchmark against which all art and antique magazines have been measured.

HALI made an international name for itself through charting unknown territories in the world of antique textiles, defining rugs types and revealing new research into ancient works of art.

Through HALI magazine readers have been able to delve into a wealth of private and public archives, taking a tour of the world’s greatest hidden riches with leading experts in subjects that extend beyond rugs, textiles and Islamic arts.

HALI covers the textile arts of all cultures and periods in an eclectic mixture of articles, which range from sumptuously illustrated original scholarly features to lively, provocative reviews of exhibitions and books. These are balanced by the up to date news-oriented market sections, which include reports of dealers’ shows worldwide and the essential HALI diary.

Within HALI’s unique and extensively researched Auction Price Guide and Auction Review sections readers are offered the only searchable index of antique rug, textile and tapestry auction results from international auction houses since 1978 accompanied by price analysis, commentary and comparison.

Other regular sections include Traveller’ Tales, which takes the reader on an ever-changing textiles tour around the wide world; Anatomy of an Object examines the structure and design of a specific piece, offering in-depth knowledge of a rug or textile type; Thread of Time finds the links between seemingly unrelated textiles offering great insights into a multitude of other cultures and histories; The HALI Interview provides personal insights from leading curators and collectors.

HALI is a rich resource for any individual who takes interest in the world of textiles, antiques and ancient arts. The contemporary world of design owes much to the patterns and forms of the ancient artefacts that feature on HALI’s pages, making it an inspiring publication for a wide audiences.