ICOC pre- and post conference tours

The next International Conference on Oriental Carpets, ICOC, will take place 6-9 June 2024 in Istanbul. Several tour organisers have arranged pre- and post conference tours in Turkey. ICOC tours ICOC’s pre-conference tour ‘ICOC Central Anatolia Tour’ will take place 1 June – 6 June and will explore Central Anatolia, … read more

Pull of the Thread: Textile Travels of a Generation by Sheila Fruman

Turkman wedding

‘Pull of the Thread: Textile Travels of a Generation’ by Sheila Fruman and published by Hali Publications tells the fascinating stories of nine textile fascinated travellers who from the 1970s in their youth combed cities, villages and bazars of Turkey, Balkan, Iran, Caucasus, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to research, … read more

Hali Colloquium overview

The Hali Colloquium in Italy: Florence, Milan, Turin and Genoa included besides a two-days colloquium and expert conference “Kerman Carpets of the Safavid Period (1501-1736)” 10-11 February 2023 in Genoa, a lot of events starting at 5 February in Florence. 5 February In Florence The first day included a visit … read more

Sanguszko Carpets at Palazzo Rosso in Genoa

Michael Franses was guide during a visit in Palazzo Rosso in Genoa at 16.30 Friday 11 February 2023 after the first day of the Hali Colloquium, Kerman Carpets of the Safavid Period (1501-1736) has ended. The purpose of the guided tour was to see the exhibition ‘The Magnificent Sanguszko Carpets’. … read more