HALI

Archived since Spring 1978 Complete Archive

196 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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We are pleased to announce that this will be the first edition of HALI to be translated into Mandarin Chinese. With 4,000 copies being distributed in mainland China, we hope that this issue will open up new opportunities for you in what is potentially the world’s largest untapped market for handmade rugs. The articles in the magazine reflect our focus on China: a major feature appears on carpets made specifically for use in Buddhist monasteries, a subject which is relatively little known; one of the most significant Ming carpets from the Palace Museum in Beijing is studied in detail; a special report on inscribed silk and metal thread carpets associated with the Forbidden City sheds new light on the art market; a selling exhibition of Chinese decorative carpets, the best in the last twenty years, is previewed and Thomas Murray sends a postcard from Hong Kong on a series of textile exhibits. Chinese textiles are also represented in this issue of HALI with two exhibitions examined, the first of tribal textiles from Chinese minority groups at The Textile Museum at George Washington University; the second is a show opening in London later in the year that combines historic photographs of China taken by John Thomson with contemporary Chinese textiles. At the heart of the issue remains HALI’s focus on giving readers unparalleled access to the best collections in the world, a perfect description of the late Lloyd Cotsen’s Textile Traces collection.

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: Winter 2017
  • Issue Count: 196
  • 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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