Participants will be coming from as far as Hong Kong, New Zealand, the USA and Turkey as well as eight European countries.
Visitors will find textiles, carpets, rugs, embroideries, exotic costume, kilims, tapestries, and Islamic and tribal artefacts at the Fair, which is divided into three zones: Traditional, Tribal and Design.
On Wednesday 15 June 18.45 Dr. Jon Thompson will hold a lecture “Great Carpets and their Makers”.
The Traditional Zone is occupying some two thirds of the display space and is devoted to antique carpets and textiles of the world.
The visitors will discover carpets from urban workshops as well as rugs crafted on village and domestic looms or in nomad encampments. Textile specialists from around the world will present decorative and domestic weavings and costumes from six continents; Europe, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia, the two Americas and Africa.
Examples for sale include:
– a fine woven part wool part cotton kilim, Qashq’ai, South West Persia, circa 1900
– a Pinwheel Kazak rug from South West Caucasus, 19th century, 187 x 228 cm
– The Toms Dragon Carpet from the Shirvan region, Caucasus, late 17th/early 18th century, 186 x 405 cm, wool pile on a cotton foundation
– a rare and very fine 18th century Ushak saph carpet
Buyers will also find smaller pieces such as yak wool Tibetan prayer rugs.
Among textiles the visitor will find a variety of woven and embroidered art, kantha embroidery from Bengal, suzanis from Uzbekistan, tie-dyed textiles from North Africa, ikat weave from Asia, tapestries in the European tradition and much more.
The HALI Fair is one of the largest and most important fair of its kind in the world with over 100 dealers from around the globe.
See more examples from Traditional, Design and Tribal Zone.
13 April 2005 Jozan Magazine