Following the success of the inaugural virtual HALI Fair in June 2021, HALI Fair Online returns from May 20 - 30, 2022. It is open to view without registration and all events are available on-demand for the duration of the Fair. A select group of the world’s most respected specialist dealers will offer a wide selection of vetted objects from diverse cultures and countries—complete with informative descriptions and details on age and origin—and dealers can be contacted directly for the duration of the Fair by visitors keen to find out more.
HALI Fair Online is focused exclusively on extraordinary antique rugs and textiles from around the world. Free to attend and organized by HALI—the world’s leading magazine on antique rugs and textiles—this is the perfect place to discover unique, collectible, and decorative carpets and textiles this spring. Virtual Exhibitions and Events accompany the online Fair.
Twenty-four invited exhibitors will showcase antique rugs, textiles, and tribal art and are available to contact directly with enquiries during HALI Fair Online.
A concise series of conversations, videos and exclusive presentations of rugs and textiles in museum and private collections, available to watch on-demand during HALI Fair Online.
A thematic virtual exhibition of rarely seen rugs and trappings from two eminent Iranian collections, curated especially for HALI Fair Online.
Connect with more than twenty of the world’s most prestigious specialist dealers to discover and acquire a wide range of rugs and textiles from around the world dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Exhibitors will be available online during the event to discuss the works on show with visitors to their virtual stands. HALI Fair Online launched in 2021, while travel remained a challenging prospect for many, to not only serve antique rug and textile devotees, but also a global audience with an appreciation of unique antiques, exquisite decorative art, and important handcrafted objects. The first edition was extended from five days to ten owing to its popularity and welcomed visitors from 165 different countries. It enabled collectors, curators, aficionados, and those with a burgeoning interest in the world of antique rugs and textiles to connect with leading international dealers and to find some of the best pieces available on the market, alongside affordable decorative items. The 2022 edition delivers this winning formula once more and, by removing the need for registration, provides an even greater opportunity for more people worldwide to visit.
At HALI Fair Online, all visitors can access:
The virtual stands of 24 international specialist exhibitors
High-quality images representing more than 800 vetted objects accompanied by detailed descriptions including Berber rugs from Morocco, West African prestige cloths, and Tunisian indigo shawls, alongside fine Persian and other carpets, tribal rugs, kilims, and unique handmade artifacts from all corners of the globe
Quick, easy, and convenient means of talking to exhibitors about specific items
A filter and keyword search function to find pieces at the Fair by type
On-demand Events including exclusive interviews, films, and presentations by curators
A virtual exhibition in the HALI Gallery
The HALI Bookshop
More than twenty articles related to rugs and textiles from the HALI Archive
The latest digital edition of HALI magazine
There will be a 20% discount available on magazine subscriptions and books on sale in the HALI Bookshop for the duration of HALI Fair Online.
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