HALI

Archived since Vol 1 No 1 Complete Archive Quarterly
221 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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For millennia, Anatolia has been home to peoples for whom textile making is an essential activity. In HALI 219, we home in on several of these traditions in advance of the upcoming ICOC XV carpet and textile conference in Istanbul in June. Kilims feature heavily, from both private collections and the Sadberk Hanim Museum, the latter collection assembled by the intrepid chronicler of nomadic life Josephine Powell. And many of the early carpets seen in this issue are housed in another Istanbul institution, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. On the topic of early and classical rugs, to find out more about how a ‘Lotto’ carpet was made, HALI commissioned a replica—and the results are now in, with several revelations in terms of dyes, costs and the weaving expertise required to create a piece of this quality. Elsewhere in the magazine, we explore the work of contemporary textile artist James Bassler, Qing-dynasty court dress, Portuguese Arraiolos carpets and ceremonial robes made out of fish skin.

Subjects: Applied Art, Fashion And Textiles, Art, Culture, Textiles

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  • First Issue: Vol 1 No 1
  • Latest Issue: Issue 219
  • Issue Count: 221
  • 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.