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In this issue Issue Spring

Compass Editorial Stellar exhibitions, g round-breaking research and fresh perspectives illuminate the Hali Colloquium in Genoa

Dialogue Mosul: Panorama of Destruction at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum; ‘Teresa Lanceta: Weaving as Open Source’ in Valencia; an Arab thread at London’s Leighton House; new African and Middle Eastern department at Olympia Auctions; Trusted Conservators’ professional network; permanent Islamic art galleries at MFAH

Diary Auctions, exhibitions and fairs worldwide

Calendar The HALI listings page

Thread of time Precious cargo from 16th and 17th-century shipwrecks provide a wealth of information about marine trading in those times

Travellers’ tales Elena Wyszyn ski Before February’s Hali Colloqium in Genoa, a mini-tour under expert guidance introduced several woven wonders kept in Italy

P r o fi l e David Paly’s early experiences awakened a fascination for textile arts and the instincts of an avid collector. His ikat collection is now celebrated in a book and museum exhibitions

Anatomy of an object Noemi Espinosa A Nasrid silk in a remarkably fine state, from the Hispanic Society of America

Common thread The distinctively blurred, feathered or jagged patterns of ikat-dyed textiles are found across much of the world

Features Sole survivor Ru ssell Kelt y The only complete cloth known to date from Indonesia’s Hindu-Buddhist Majapahit kingdom

Style matters: the case for Lakai suzanis Je ff S p u r r Linking urban suzanis from the Emirate of Bukhara and embroideries created by the Lakai, a rural Uzbek people

Arabesques and palmettes Turaj Zuleh Three little-known Kerman carpets from Iran

Threads that spanned the world Kristal Hale Indian chintzes, and the nuances of cross- continental trade they inspired

Gateways to God Sumru Belger Krody The transcendental imagery of prayer carpets at The Textile Museum

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