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HALI contributor, Dr Susan Scollay has curated a study series outlining the importance of textiles in the ancient world at the The Johnston Collection Museum in Melbourne.
Currently on show at The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, ‘Traded Treasure: Indian Textiles for Global Markets’, spans five hundred years of the history of India’s thriving commerce to Southeast Asia, Europe, and Japan, an exhibition that reveals why Indian textiles were in demand the world over.
Visiting Anglo-Canadian collector Bob Bell at his home in the Cotswolds, Aaron Nejad finds a passionate, experienced and well-informed man who lives surrounded by an eclectic array of rugs, and who, despite the demands of a busy professional career, always finds time to enjoy and share. The following is an abridged article from HALI 199 – coming soon!