HALI

Archived since Spring 1978 Complete Archive

195 issues

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.

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HALI 193 reveals the true nature and extent of the State Hermitage Museum’s textile collections through an exclusive feature written by the curators of two recent textile exhibitions in St Petersburg. We investigate the symbolism of a rare Indonesian beaded textile and a Luri bag, while a new book outlines the clues to carpet history found in the inventories of Italian Renaissance families. Highlights from the Bruschettini Collection go on show at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, and on the other side of the Atlantic ‘Intreccio del Novecento’ demonstrates how 20th-century Italian artists brought textile art back to life. James Opie remembers a time when nomadic weavings from southwest Iran were pouring into the Bazaar Vakil; a HALI Tour group discovers Berber flatweaves from the impressive collection of Abdelhay Alouani Bibi in Marrakesh and other legendary collections appear at auction this autumn; previews in this issue.

Subjects: Art, Culture, Textiles

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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.

  • First Issue: Spring 1978
  • Latest Issue: Autumn 2017
  • Issue Count: 195
  • 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.

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