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As the world leader in its field HALI – the name means carpet in Turkish – has become the centre of the textile world for curators, collectors, dealers, enthusiasts, academics and experts since it started in 1978. Described as “the benchmark against which all other art publications measure their quality”, HALI is an international quarterly magazine of exceptional style that has become essential reading for the amateur and the connoisseur alike.

Through its in-depth articles and international reporting HALI covers the textile arts of all cultures and periods offering the reader a unique and multilayered insight into the nature and history of nations through their woven arts.

As the glue that holds the international rug and textile art market together, HALI plays a pivotal role in the field of carpets and textiles by leading trends, tastes and opinions as well as promoting the business through its comprehensive editorial coverage. HALI also offers a number of Textile Tours annually as well as publishing books.

Latest Issue

Textiles from Africa and the Andes emerge as strong geographic themes in this issue. The exploration of a loan exhibition of North and West African textiles from The Karun Thakar Collection at the Brunei Gallery in London rubs shoulders with a view of little-known weaves from the Cape Verde Islands. In both cases the authors are veteran British Africanists who focus on technique and loom technology in the shaping and understanding of textile art. Crossing the Atlantic, we feature carpets and tapestries from Colonial Peru that owe much to contemporaneous Old World carpet traditions, and look at the Fifi White Collection of pre-Columbian textiles, one of the USA’s best, on display at a commercial gallery in Santa Fe. In addition, the author of a newly published book reflects on three superb Kazak rugs from his collection, and another recently published writer comments on the use (or not) of cartoons in the weaving of Safavid Persian carpets. There is a profile of the USA’s leading dealer in antique and art textiles, and a preview of a small but select single owner antique carpet sale in Vienna, in addition to regular features such as Auction Price Guide and previews and reviews of a wide range of international exhibitions and fairs, including HALI’s own recent anniversary event, HALI London.

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  • First Issue: Spring 1978
  • Latest Issue: Autumn 2019
  • Issue Count: 203
  • Page Count: 35,656
  • 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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