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Old June 1st, 2017, 11:48 PM   #2
Steve Price
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Hi Michael

First, welcome to Turkotek.

HALI has been including textiles other than pile carpets for at least the last 35 years, probably from their beginning in 1978. It isn't something they started doing recently to expand their subscriber base. The Textile Museum has also been exhibiting a wide variety of textile types for at least 35 years, and their annual Symposium has seldom been restricted to pile weavings.

Many collectors are pretty eclectic. Those that specialize usually focus on textiles of some geographic area or culture rather than on a technique, although I know a few who only collect embroideries.

I think you're stuck with the reality of the world of textiles, of which pile weaving is only a fraction.

Regards,

Steve Price
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