The ninth Hali Fair for Textile and tribal art will take place at the National Hall, Olympia, London from Thursday 8 to Sunday 18 June 2006.
Some 75 international dealers will offer art, textiles and rugs for sale varying from ancient times to the contemporary designs of today.
The Fair is presented as three zones:
Traditional: a selection of woven art including rugs, kilims and textiles from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caucasus, India, Middle East, Persia, and Turkey. European embroideries and tapestries; colourful costumes ranging from Japanese kimonos to Indian turbans, Mongolian wool hats to Samarkand silk ikat kaftans.
Tribal: Collections from dealers in ceremonial and decorative works from Africa, Australasia, Oceania and the Americas.
Design Zone: 21st century design display examples of contemporary ceramics and carpet weaving that use traditional skills.
Participating dealers come from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Laos, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.
The HALI Fair is organised by Clarion Events and HALI Publications. “This event not only serves as a international platform for textile and tribal art but also as a meeting place for curators, collectors and interior designers” says Sebastian Ghandchi, Publisher of HALI.
Opening hours: Thursday 8 June 18.00 – 22.00, Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 11.00 – 19.00, Monday 12 to Thursday 15 June 11.00 – 20.00, Friday 16 to Saturday 17 June 11.00 – 19.00, Sunday 18 June 11.00 – 17.00.
Location: Ground floor, Olympia National Hall, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX
More information at www.halifair.com