The Golden Triangle Syndrome

The Golden Triangle Syndrome

Alberto Levi published ‘The Golden Triangle Syndrome’ in the latest issue of HALI magazine. Hali, the Turkish word for Carpet, is the most influential magazine dedicated to antique textile arts. HALI has been published continuously in London since 1978.

HALI magazine has significantly contributed to collectors and the rug world for decades. As a premier publication focused on antique carpets and textiles, it has fostered a vibrant community of enthusiasts and experts. Through its in-depth articles, stunning visuals, and insightful analysis, HALI has celebrated the beauty of rugs and provided valuable historical and cultural context. By featuring rare pieces, interviews with collectors, and contributions from leading scholars, the magazine has elevated the appreciation and understanding of rugs, promoting a deeper connection between collectors and the art form. Its rich content continues to inspire, educate, and unite the global rug community.

Alberto Levi has been a regular editorial contributor to Hali since the early 90s.

As an independent researcher, collector, lecturer and dealer in Milan, he always had an affinity for solving puzzles regarding attributions. On Hali’s just published issue 214 (Winter 2022), ‘The Golden Triangle Syndrome’, Alberto leads us to an excursion to Tibet in 1993, where he first discovered a group of ancient rugs which he identifies as originating from what he defines as the Golden Triangle, a region encompassing northeast Anatolia, the southern Caucasus and northwest Persia. Collectors and rug enthusiasts have paid considerable attention to this group of weavings over the last few years, establishing it as a highly sought-after and independent family of antique rugs.