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25‘Beyond Boundaries’ at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

CONTENTS ISSUE 158 WINTER 2008

114Imperial Qing robes in Beijing

110 Burgundia ncourt textiles in ‘Charles the Bold’

FRONTLINES

LETTERS Rainer Kreissl’s Anatolians; Umberto Sorgato and Peter Collingwood remembered 23 NEWS Qatar museum opens with a bang; the Barbara Z. Sedlin Collection goes under

Sotheby’s hammer; rock crystal at Christie’s London

ENEWS A summary of the best on www.hali.com and the rest of the web

PROFILE H. Kirk Brown III and Jill A. Wiltse talk about their years collecting post-war

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British textiles and their exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

POSTCARD from Moldova: Aaron Nejad delves into what the sometimes sketchy

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attribution of 'Bessarabia'really means

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FROM THE ARCHIVE A journey with A. Cecil Edwards – photographs of 1940s Iran 37 FORUM Moroccan Berber textiles: have we arrived at clarity? A discussion of the

elaborate Costumes Berbères du Maroc by Marie Rose Rabaté and Frieda Sorber

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MASTERPIECE A 19th century sash from the Caroline Islands, Micronesia

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MARKET REPORT Something Boro, something blue: indigo-dyed patchworks from Japan 44

FEATURES

CULTURAL CHRONICLES

CONFESSIONS OF A JEWISH CARPET COLLECTOR

HALI talks to Anton Felton, author of Jewish Carpetsand collector of the same, about how

these textiles are important markers of an ancient civilisation

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NAZCA YANTRA

JAMES W. REID

The author considers in detail a Nazca tapestry band, and raises questions about the meaning

and identity of its vibrant, imposing, frontal figures

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THE PIONEERS

THOMAS J. FARNHAM

With the Hajji Baba Club’s 75th anniversary exhibition ‘Timbuktu to Tibet’ firmly

ensconced in Washington DC, this is a timely publication of the lecture delivered by the

club’s historian at the exhibition’s New York launch in April 2008

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BENGAL TO BOSTON 70

PEDRO MOURA CARVALHO

The author examines the magnificent Indo-Portuguese figural embroidery in Boston’s Isabella

Stewart Gardner Museum, which formed the centrepiece of their recent exhibition:‘Luxury for

Export: Artistic Exchange Between India and Portugal around 1600’

A TALE OF TWO TENTS

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STEPHANIE BUNN & CHRISTINE MARTENS

An exploration of two little-known, closely related, yet culturally distinct textiles – the Kyrgyz

tush ki’izand the Kazakh tus ki’iz; both made by pastoral nomads as wall-hangings for their felt yurts

CONTEXT

EXHIBITIONS London shows ‘Byzantium’ at the Royal Academy and ‘Asian Textiles’ at

Francesca Galloway in Mayfair; ‘TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity’ at the National Museum of African

Art inWashington DC;Qing robes on show in Beijing for possibly the last time;

‘Charles the Bold’ in Bern; two textile fairs reviewed: Sartirana, Italy and Santa Fe, NM 109 CALENDAR Auctions, exhibitions, fairs and conferences worldwide 128 AUCTION PRICE GUIDE Recent sales in NY, London, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden 133 BOOKS Jon Thompson reviews Harald Böhmer’s Nomads in Anatolia;

Edward Stott welcomes Three Camels to Smyrna; Walter B. Denny on In Praise of Godby

Michael Franses et al.; Divinità, Scimmie E Segni Zodiacali reviewed by Guy Delmarcel 138 DESIGN FILE Woven Legends: Colin Wilde begins an occasional series covering

some of the great modern masters of carpet production

PARTING SHOTS Hamburg to Qatar via Vienna and Moldova

FIRST VIEW A preview of St Louis collector Paul Cahn’s two 19th century weavings

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from the Americas, both to be seen at ACOR 2009 156

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