HALI

Archived since Spring 1978 Complete Archive

193 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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A highlight of HALI 191 (Spring 2017) is a group of newly-conserved Safavid silk tapestries on show at The Met. Textile Museum curator Lee Talbot introduces bingata, an exclusively Okinawan textile-patterning technique, and distinguished fibre artist Gerhardt Knodel interviews collector Bradley R. Cross about Andean textiles. An unmissable exhibition of ikat robes opens in Houston, while we preview a groundbreaking show of Caucasian embroideries set for later this year. Stefano Ionescu reveals early prayer rugs preserved in remote Saxon churches in Transylvania and the changing meanings of the kantha and phulkari Indian embroidery traditions are mapped. In addition, this issue of HALI contains a wealth of exhibition, fair, auction and book reviews, along with a feature on the relationship between text and image in the work of Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli.

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: Spring 2017
  • Issue Count: 193
  • 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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