News: November 2013

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    Beyond El Dorado at The British Museum

    Exploring the truth behind the legend of El Dorado, the British Museum focuses on Colombian culture before the 16th-century Spanish invasion.

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    Uzbek textiles on show in Calgary, Alberta until January 2014

    ‘Ram Horns and Scorpion Tails: Textiles from Uzbekistan’, which opened on 8 November 2013 in in the new Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary, features a selection of Uzbek rural flatwoven and embroidered textiles and knotted pile rugs from the Jean and Marie Erikson Collection.

  3. Avar flatwoven bag face, early 20th century,  Rodney McDonald, Rochester

    The Arts scene in San Francisco

    Without doubt ARTS at the Capri in October makes San Francisco Rug Week the most important annual event in the rug calendar. A review of the event will appear in the next of HALI published on 23 December but here we continue our pictorial review of what went on at the 2013 edition.  

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    Rug Restoration at the Volkmanntreffen

    Ever wondered what the toxins you use to kill the moths might do to you? Ever used Eulan on a rug? Struggled to find the right solution to restore or mount a textile? The participants at this year’s Volkmanntreffen certainly had some good questions

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    SOAS opens Zoroastrian exhibition in London

    The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination is the first exhibition of its kind to provide an in-depth visual narrative of the history of Zoroastrianism, its cultural heritage its influence on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


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