News: February 2016

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    Rarely Seen Oriental Rugs from the W. Parsons Todd Collection

    The Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ presents ‘Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons’, which features seventeen rarely seen antique carpets and related books that informed rug collectors in the early 20th century.

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    HALI Archive Launched

    This year heralds a new and important chapter in the life of HALI by virtue of the launch of the HALI Archive: the contents of every single page of every issue of HALI available free to subscribers. The first issue of HALI through to the most recent issue, every article and all images are available… Read more »

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    The Sun King’s Tapestries

    ‘Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV’ at the J. Paul Getty Museum (until
    1 May 2016) in Los Angeles is the first major museum exhibition of tapestries on the West Coast in four decades.

  4. Tapa Cloth Fragment, American Samoa ,Bark cloth, pigment 39” (99 cm) high by 54” (137 cm) wide. Early 20th century, Zena Kruzick

    SF Tribal & Textile Art Show at 30

    The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show celebrates its 30th Anniversary at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, from 18-21 February 2016.

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    Ben Fernandes RIP

    It is with great sadness that HALI has learned that the Far East’s most important and enthusiastic collector of antique tribal and village rugs, Ben Fernandes, died in Singapore on 25 January 2016 at the age of 82, following a long illness. Ben’s Mountain Looms private exhibition gallery became a must-visit location for rug-aware visitors… Read more »


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