JOURNAL

 

The Journal of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society is published three times a year. Contributions are welcomed from members and non-members.

 

Please send articles, ideas for articles and proposals for book or exhibition reviews to Dr Fiona Kerlogue at editor.orts@gmail.com. Copy deadlines are 1st February, 1st June and 1st October each year.

 

For information on length, format and style, please see Guidelines for Contributors or contact the editor.

Past issues 

Past issues of the journal dating back to the 1980s are available in PDF form in the Members' Area of the website. A few back issues of recent journals are available for sale. Please contact the editor.

Recent issue: front covers and contents

Summer 2021

Articles

  • The garden in Iranian textiles Friederike Voigt

  • Journey of a Collection Gaspard de Marval

  • Good - Better - Best. Tekke Turkoman Engsis Angela Seger

  • Jajam: The Lost Floorcloths of Rajasthan Suki Skidmore

  • Balinese Temple Hangings Fiona Kerlogue

  • Susi Dunsmore in China Claude Delmas

Exhibition Review

  • Epic Iran Victoria and Albert Museum

Book Review

  • Traditional Costumes of Saudi Arabia by Hamida Alireza and Richard Wilding 

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Spring 2021 

Articles

  • Weaving with gold: a look at some Japanese Buddhist textiles Helen Loveday

  • Manastir rugs and kilims Gavin Strachan

  • Industrialisation and the Import of Cotton Emma Slocombe

  • Katagami: Just a Paper Stencil Part Two Mamiko Markham

Book Reviews

  • How to Weave a Navajo Rug by Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas

  • Early Islamic Textiles by Friedrich Spuhler

  • The Persian Carpet: The Forgotten Years 1722-1872 by Hadi Maktabi

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Autumn 2020

Articles

  • A Carpet Ride to Khiva Chris Aslan

  • Bhavani Jamakkalam: The carpets of Tamil Nadu Bessie Cecil

  • How Nepalese textiles inspired Susi Dunsmore Angus Williams & Caroline Ware

  • Weaving Reproduction Carpets for Standen House, West Sussex  Pat Clark

Exhibition Review

  • Mediterranean Threads 18th and 19th century Greek Embroideries  Ashmolean Museum

     

   Book Reviews

  • A Royal Treasure  by Dale Gluckmann et al.  

  • Traditional Indian Handcrafted Textiles by Anjali Karolia                           

  • Textiles, The Whole Story by Beverly Gordon

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Summer 2020

Farewell  from Louise Teague

Articles

  • Textile book covers in the Shan manuscript tradition  Jana Igunma

  •  Jim Thompson: The ‘King of Silk’  Denise Heywood

  • Katagami: Just a Paper Stencil Part One  Mamiko Markham

  • Online Show and Tell 2020

 

Book Reviews   

  • Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz  ed. Sarah Fee

  • Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present Day by Valery Garrett

  • The Golden Thread, How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St Clair

  • Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso  ed. Vivian Li and Christine D Starkman

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Spring 2020

Articles

  • The Oriental Carpet in Portugal Dimity Spiller

  • Edith Durham: textile collector and champion of the Balkans Gavin Strachan

  • In Memoriam: Dr Jon Thompson

Exhibition Reviews        

  • Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk (V&A)

  • Timor: Totems and Tokens (Museu do Oriente, Lisbon)

 

Book Reviews                

  • The Persian Carpet Tradition by PRJ Ford

  • The Flowering Desert by Nasreen and Hasan Askari

  • Thread and Fire by Linda S McIntosh

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