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Turkish Carpets in The V&A, by Donald King, Robert Pinner & Michael Franses, 1984

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The last in the series of early HALI articles by the team of Donald King, Robert Pinner and Michael Franses on the carpets in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is an in-depth survey and detailed documentation of the museum’s historical Turkish carpets and fragments. First published in HALI 6/4, 1984. To read the… Read more »

East Mediterranean Carpets in the V&A

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The third of HALI’s occasional series of in-depth articles on the carpet collections of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, on the Mamluk, Cairene Ottoman and other classical East Mediterranean types, was published in 1981 in HALI 4/1. The collection is introduced by Keeper of Textiles Donald King, and the carpets are discussed and analysed by… Read more »

Lyon, Splendours in the City of Silk. 4: The remaining Classical Carpets, by Ian Bennett

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The third of Ian Bennett’s in-depth articles on the  Oriental carpet collection at the Musée Historique des Tissus in Lyon, France was published in HALI 35 (1987). The article features the non-Persian holdings of 16th and 17th century classical carpets – from Spain, Egypt, Turkey, India, East Turkestan and China. To read ‘The Remaining Classical… Read more »

Iberian & East Mediterranean Carpets in the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, by Michael Franses

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To date, the National Council for Culture, Arts & Heritage of the Emirate of Qatar has acquired five historical Spanish carpets and eight from Egypt and Syria for the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. It is these that are the focus of the second in our series of in-depth surveys of the MIAQ collection by Michael Franses. An abridged version of this article, without references or citations, appears in HALI 157, Autumn 2008.


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