THE WORLD OF INTERIORS 2019

 

Gracia Haby, 2009, collage for The World of Interiors

 
 

Gracia Haby
Collage for Journal of a Collector
The World of Interiors
October 2009

 

A collage for The World of Interiors magazine to accompany an article by Alistair McAlpine about textiles both new and old to be found in a Marrakesh souk.

Marrakesh has changed, but then nowadays everywhere seems to be changing. Revisit any popular destination three or four years later and it will look different. ... In and around the souk, the carpet dealers trade as usual, selling, then quickly replacing, their huge piles of stock. Most of them also offer Moroccan textiles. Rumour has for some time suggested that most of these are fakes, but consider for a moment what 'fake' actually means. Fakes are made to deceive, to fool the greedy or unwary customer. It is true that in the souk you'll find new textiles look similar to the old ones so desired by collectors. You will also find old designs with new patterns added in henna. The dealer will usually point out that those have been altered, and even if they don't warn you beforehand they will almost certainly inform you if you ask the age or origins of their wares.
(Alistair McAlpine, The Genuine Article, Journal of a Collector, The World of Interiors, October 2009, page 288)

 

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Gracia Haby, 2008, collage for The World of Interiors

Gracia Haby, 2008, collage for The World of Interiors

 
 

Gracia Haby
Collage for Journal of a Collector
The World of Interiors
October 2008

 

Two postcard collages created for The World of Interiors magazine to accompany an article by Alistair McAlpine about the Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto in Puglia, Italy; a museum that houses small figures carved from stone and other treasures from long ago.

Most of the objects on show are small and all the more impressive for their diminutive size. Among the most remarkable are nutcrackers in the form of a pair of hands attached to arms ringed with gold bracelets; a crystal pendant mounted in gold, carved as a pomegranate; and a silver box in the shape of a Pecten shell, whose hinged cover has a raised figure of a goddess riding a seahorse, partly gilded, on its front and a rear view of the same subject on the back.
(Alistair McAlpine, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Journal of a Collector, The World of Interiors, October 2008, page 404)

 
 

Additional collages commissioned by The World of Interiors,
The Word on the Street, Journal of a Literary Tour Guide, 2014
Time on his Hands, Journal of a Ceramic Artist, 2012