HALI

Archived since Spring 1978 Complete Archive

192 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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The HALI Winter 2016 issue features a special insight into the carpet collection of one of the oldest and wealthiest institutions in the Islamic world—the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad—now housed in a state-of-the-art museum. The author of the catalogue to accompany a recent exhibition at the Liaunig Museum in Austria shines a light on the use of glass trade beads in African art and from the north of the continent we highlight El Gounâa embroidered shawls from Morocco. The antique rug hunting habits of two long-time collectors, Muzaffar Kaplan and Jack Corwin are revealed, along with the power of two groups of textiles: Turkmen women’s embroidered pouches and weavings created in upriver Borneo by the Iban peoples. The appearance of a Francis Bacon rug at auction triggers a consideration of 20th century artist-designed carpets and we look at an exhibition at Ca’ d’Oro in Venice in which Renaissance paintings and associated carpets are displayed side by side.

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: First Issue: Spring 1978
  • Latest Issue: Winter 2016
  • Issue Count: 192
  • 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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