In this issue Issue Autumn
Compass Editorial The work of the late John Wertime, and why new approaches are the heart of our subject
Dialogue Stolen tapestries recovered; a new Tibetan art museum; Beninese art returns home; Hajji Baba research fellowship; Whitehawk show changes hands; ICOC tour
Diary Auctions, exhibitions and fairs worldwide
Calendar Auctions, exhibitions, fairs and events
Thread of time When positioned aloft, luxury textiles denote the importance of the figure residing beneath
Travellers’ tales Selçuk Mergen The collector looks back on an exhibition held in `the Caravanserai of Sultanhanı
P r o fi l e Sandra Sardjono, president of the Tracing Patterns Foundation, on promoting and preserving the textile arts of Indonesia
In memoriam Fred Mushkat Remembering the late John Wertime and his valuable contributions to the understanding of textile traditions
Comment Kevin Ter vala The Baltimore Museum of Art curator challenges historic colonial attitudes
Anatomy of an object Havva Furat Ay An unusual Sivrihisar kilim in Istanbul’s Sadberk Hanım Museum is notable for its rare composition
Common thread Textiles appearing in other textiles, reinforcing their ubiquity
Features Northern delights Gunnar Nilsson Secrets of little known textile techniques unique to rural communities in Sweden
Every tangle of thread and rope Ann Coxon Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Abakans created a mixture of wonder and controversy when these woven artworks began appearing in the 1960s
Out of the woods Markus Voigt Dr Norbert Prammer from Linz reveals the roots of his rug, textile and tree collections
Kalamkari from the coast Sylvia Houghteling Emperors, kings and queens coveted Mughal textiles from the Indian city of Machilipatnam
Mounting excitement Sumru Belger Krody The Brick Freedman Collection of equestrian textiles at The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
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