Journal of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society


The ORTS journal 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 Deadlines are 1st February, 1st June and 1st October each year.


For Guidelines for Contributors click the link below.

Guidelines for Contributors 

Recent issues front covers and contents

Spring 2021 



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

  • Manastir rugs and kilims by Gavin Strachan

  • Industrialisation and the Import of Cotton by Emma Slocombe

  • Katagami: Just a Paper Stencil Part Two by 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


Autumn 2020 

  • A Carpet Ride to Khiva  by Chris Aslan

  • Bhavani Jamakkalam: The carpets of Tamil Nadu  by Bessie Cecil

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

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


   Exhibition Review:

       Mediterranean Threads 18th and 19th century Greek Embroideries  


   Book Reviews:  

        A Royal Treasure edited  by Dale Gluckmann et al 

       Traditional Indian Handcrafted Textiles by Anjali Karolia                           

       Textiles, The Whole Story  by Beverly Gordon

Summer 2020

  • Farewell  from Louise Teague

  • Textile book covers in the Shan manuscript tradition  by Jana Igunma

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

  • Katagami: Just a Paper Stencil  Part One  by 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

Spring 2020

  • The Oriental Carpet in Portugal  by Dimity Spiller

  • Edith Durham: textile collector and champion of the Balkans  by 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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