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In this issue Issue 201 Autumn 2019


Compass 17Editorial Musing on achievements of the HALI 200 celebrations in London, Ben Evans finds that he still has some unfulfilled desires

27Dialogue Color Riot! Arizona; Battilossi at ‘Sartorino'; Carpets in historic palaces; May Beattie Lecture 2019; A princely costume conserved; Hannah Ryggen’s Woven Manifestos in Frankfurt

30Diary The editor's pick of international exhibitions, fairs and auctions featuring carpets, textiles and tribal art in the next quarter

33Calendar Worldwide listings for Autumn 2019

34Thread of time Rachel Meek Two purses of silk and metal thread, one recently conserved at the Abegg-Stiftung, tapestry-woven six centuries apart

36Travellers’ tales Lucy Upward Feasting on food, fables and fabrics on a tour of Sardinia organised by the Memory Wefts project

42Interview Elisabeth Parker Titi Halle, owner and director of New York firm Cora Ginsberg—named after its late founder, one of the world’s most renowned and respected dealers in antique and art textiles

45Comment P.R.J. ( Jim) Ford The question of cartoons in Safavid carpet weaving—just what kind of design guide were the weavers given?

48Anatomy of an object Markus Voigt From the Moroccan city of Azemmour, a hanging in the Karun Thakar Collection

50Common thread Tie-dye & other ‘shaped-resist’ textiles

Features 60Sacred surfaces: carpets and textiles in colonial Peru Elena Phipps Imported carpets and their fusion with indigenous textile traditions in post-conquest Andean society

72Kazaks revisited Raoul Tschebull An extract from his new book Qarajeh to Quba focusses on three Kazak rugs from the western Transcaucasus in the author's collection

80Patterns of history Venice and Alastair Lamb Although the cloths of West Africa are prized, until now, the looms on which they were woven have been given little attention, but this advanced machinery can be used to decipher the region’s past

88The art of giving Roger Yorke Crucial to the bestowing of gifts in Japan are intricately designed cloths called fukusa

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