HALI

Archived since Vol 1 No 1 Complete Archive Quarterly

216 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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In this issue of HALI, we take forward the narrative of Indian textiles. Exceptional trade cloths and an intriguing palampore with Japanese motifs from the TAPI Collection form the core of two major articles. A curator at MAP Museum of Art & Photography, the first new public museum to open in India in a decade, takes us through the museum’s textile collection. We learn how another Indian institution, the Living and Learning Design Centre in Kutch, seeks to promote and sustain the local embroidery tradition. We delve into the details of the Mughal pashmina carpet that recently made $6.3 million at auction, while an article about how chintz was incorporated into the regional costume of a small Dutch island drives home the reach and never-ending popularity of Indian cloth. Elsewhere, Alberto Levi discusses the origin of a puzzling group of rugs from the ‘Golden Triangle’, and we take a close look at the classical carpets currently on display in Doha and Genoa.   

Subjects: Art And Design, 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: Vol 1 No 1
  • Latest Issue: Issue 214
  • Issue Count: 216
  • 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.