Interview with Grayson Perry: The “The Guernica of the credit crunch”
Perry is about to show his most ambitious work, a huge tapestry depicting images of consumer excess and retribution
Interview with Chuck Close on how his grandma’s crochet inspired his artistic vision
On the eve of a show at PaceWildenstein in New York, the veteran US artist discusses the importance of the year he spent with his grandmother when he was eleven
Did carpet dealers and collectors watch the soccer rather than go to the Hali fair?
"The World Cup effect"
Antique textiles: A boom from the loom as museum buying and new collectors hike prices
As other items become inaccessible to some collectors, many in the middle market have turned to textiles
Trade embargo on Iran partially lifted
The textile trade, especially in carpets, will improve but metalworks and manuscripts are still restricted
Chirac’s Musée de l’Homme raises prices for primitive art
Fetish figures, tribal shields and masks command attention
Museum and National Trust approaches to textile conservation
A valuable collection of papers from a recent symposium