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Fabre, Nicole

Fahim, Mohammed.

  • Notes on General Mohammed Fahim

Fairbanks, Charles H. Jr.

  • Charles H. Fairbanks Jr. is a Central Asia expert at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Charles Fairbanks

  • Fairbanks, Charles H., Jr. "Choosing Among Technologies in the Anglo-German Naval Arms Competition, 1895-1915," Naval History: The Seventh Symposium of the U.S. Naval Academy. William B. Cogar, Ed. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1988



Fanto, A.

  • Fanto, A. Kilim Curdi D'Anatolia. n.d.(1991),

Faraday, Cornelia. B.

  • Faraday, Cornelia. B. European and American Carpets and Rugs. 1990.

  • Faraday, Cornelia, European and American Carpets and Rugs, The Dean Hicks Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1929

Farah Province

  • The tribal forces of Gul Agha Shirzai took the Province of Farah from Taliban peacefully.

Farès, Bisher.

  • Farès, Bisher. "Un herbier arabe illustré du XIVe siècle" in Archaeologica Orientalia in Memoriam Ernst Herzfeld. Miles, George C. (edited by). Locust Valley, New York: J. J. Augustin, 1952. 84-88.

Faroqhi, Suraiya.

  • Faroqhi, Suraiya. "Review of Golden Roads: Migration, Pilgrimage, and Travel in Mediaeval and Modern Islam, edited by Ian Richard Netton" in Die Welt des Islams. Vol. 35: No. 2. 1995. 297-300.

  • Faroqhi, Suraiya. "Review of The Hajj: The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places, by F. E. Peters" in IJMES. Vol. 27: No. 2. 1995. 237-238.


Farhad, Massumeh

Farhang-e joghrifiyi-ye Irdn

  • Farhang-e joghrifiyi-ye Irdn (Geographical dictionary of Iran), Iranian Army General Staff, I0 volumes, Tehran, 1328-32/1949-53.


  • Bin Laden training camp 12 miles south of Jalalabad.

Farrow, G. F.

  • Farrow, G. F. & Harrow, L. Hagop Kapoudjian. 1993,

Farruhk Beg


Fath Ali Shah


  • The daughter of the founder of Islam Muhammad. Fatima married Ali Ibn Abi Talib and had two sons, al-Hassan and al-Husayn. She is especially venerated by the Shiites


  • Ismaili Shiite dynasty of independent sovereigns who seized power in Ifriqiya in 909 AD, and later in Egypt in 969 AD where they reigned until 1171 AD. During the Fatimid period, Islamic art, literature and science flourished

Fatehpur Sikri.

Fehérvári, Geza.

  • Fehérvári, Geza. Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth Century to the Fifteenth Century in the Kier Collection. London, 1976.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. "Review of Islamic Metalwork: The Nuhad es-Said Collection, by James W. Allan" in BSOAS. Vol. 47. 1984. 555-557.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. "Review of Mamluk Playing Cards, by L. A. Mayer" in BSOAS. Vol. 35. 1972. 686-687.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. "Review of Qur'ans and Bindings from the Chester Beatty Library: A Facsimile Exhibition, by David James" in BSOAS. Vol. 45. 1982. 360-361.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1973.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection. London: Faber and Faber, 1976. With a foreword by Ralph Pinder-Wilson.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. "Review of Metalwork of the Islamic World: The Aron Collection, by James W. Allan" in BSOAS. Vol. 53. 1990. 340-342.

  • Fehérvári, Géza. "Review of Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art, by Eva Baer" in BSOAS. Vol. 51. 1988. 134-136.

Feith, Douglas.

Fel, E.

  • Fel, E., Hofer, T., & k.-Csillery, K. Hungarian Peasant Art. 1958, Corvina,

Feldman, Marc

  • NLOP (This is not to be taken as either an endorsement nor anything in anyway negative.)

Felkersam, A.

  • Felkersam, A. Alte Teppiche Mittelasiens (Old Rugs of Central Asia). Hamburg: 1979.

Felton, Anton

  • Felton really did a splendid book. I scheduled a trip to San Francisco to coincide with the opening of his museum show and then unfortunately Felton had family problems and he rescheduled at the last minute. So unfortunately I missed meeting him and seeing the collection.

  • Jewish Carpets by Anton Felton

  • Jewish Carpets

  • Felton, Anton Jewish Carpets :a history and guide Woodbridge, Suffolk UK: Antique Collectors' Club, 1997.

Fenlon, Sharon.

  • Sharon Fenlon is President of ACOR.

  • Rug Societies

  • "Restoration From The Owner's Viewpoint", Chicago: Panelist ACOR II, 1996

  • Fenlon, Sharon Oriental Rugs, An Exhibit from Area Collections Neenah 1979.

Ferdinand, K.

  • Ferdinand, K. The Baluchistan Barrel-vaulted Tent and its Affinities, Folk, vol 1. 1959, pp. 27-50.

  • Ferdinand, K. The Baluchistan Barrel-vaulted Tent. Additional Material from Iranian Baluchistan and Sistan, Folk, vol. 2. 1969

  • Ferdinand, K. Ethnographic Notes on Chahar Aimaq, Hazara, and Moghol, Acta Orientalia, vol. XXVIII/1-2. 1964

  • K. Ferdinand, "The Baluchistan Barrel-Vaulted Tent and Its Affinities," Folk (Copenhagen) 1, 1959, pp. 27-50.

  • Ferdinand, K. "Nomadism in Afghanistan, with an Appendix on Milk Products," in L. Földes, ed., Viehwirtschaft und Hirtenkultur, Budapest, 1969, pp. 127-60.

Fertig, Barbara.

  • Fertig, Barbara. Introduction by J. McMullan: Turkish Rugs, The Rachel B. Stevens Memorial Collection. Washington: 197?


  • Foreign Emergency Support Team, also known as the FEST. It is an interagency team that coordinates the interagency response overseas, securing American lives and assets, and keeping Washington informed on key developments in a Terrorist attack. FEST is staffed by experts from DOD [Department of Defense], FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation], and other agencies. The FEST team works closely with the U.S. mission and local host government to ensure that all steps are taken to protect U.S. interests and lives, and, in cases where American citizens are the victims of a terrorist attack abroad, to help bring terrorists to justice.

  • April 1999 State Department Actions to Accountability Review ...

  • Department of State Washington File: Text: US Counterterrorism ...

Ffrench, James

Finch, K.

  • Finch, K & Putnam, G. Caring For Textiles. 1977, Watson-Guptill,

Fine, George.


  • City in Khorasan formerly called Tun, Iran. Site of an important Seljuk era (12th century) madrassa. Produces Persian Carpet.


  • Abolghassem Mansour-ibn-Hassan Firdausi Tousi born circa.940 died 1020. Persian poet and author of the Shah Namah (book of kings).

Fisher, A. W.

  • Fisher, A. W. and C. G. "A Note on the Location of the Royal Ottoman Ateliers." Muqamas 3 (I 985): I I 8- 20.

Fisher, Carol G.

  • Fisher, A. W. and C. G. "A Note on the Location of the Royal Ottoman Ateliers." Muqamas 3 (I 985): I I 8- 20.

  • Fisher, Carol G., "A Reconstruction of the Pictorial Cycle of the Szjar-i Nabi of Murad III," Ars Orientalis 14 (1984): 75-94.

  • Fisher, Carol G., ed. Brocade of the Pen: The Art of Islamic Writing. Exhibition catalogue. East Lansing, MI, 14.

Fisher, N.

  • Fisher, N., ed. Rio Grande Textiles. 1995, 2nd expanded edition, Museum of International Folk

Fiske, Patricia L.

  • Fiske, P. Prayer Rugs From Private Collections. 1974,

  • Fiske, P.L., Pickering, W.R., & Yohe, R.S. From the Far West: Carpets and Textiles of Morocco. The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 1980

  • Fiske, Patricia L. Caucasian Rugs from Private Collections. Washington: 1975.

Fitzherbert, Teresa.

  • Fitzherbert, Teresa. "Khwdui Kirman 71 (689-753/1290-1352): An Eminence Grise of Fourteenth-Century Persian Painting." Iran 29 (14): 137-52.

Fitz Gibbon, Kate.

  • Fitz Gibbon, Kate and Hale. A. Ikat, Silks of Central Asia. London: 1997.

Fling, Russell.

Flint, Bert.

  • The Joseph V. McMullan Award

  • Bert Flint Museum

Floor, Willem

  • Willem Floor (Ph.D., University of Leiden)

  • World Bank since 1983 as an energy specialist.

  • The Persian Textiles Industry 1500-1925.

  • Safavid Court and State Institutions (1969).

  • A Fiscal History of Iran in the Safavid and Qajar Periods 1500-1925. Persian Studies Series, No. 17

  • Floor, Willem 1996 The Dutch and the Persian Silk Trade, in Safavid Persia, ed. Charles Melville. Pp.323-368. I.B. Taurus, London and New York.

  • DE BRUIN (or de Bruyn), CORNELIS by Willem Floor

Flower Shirvan

Fokker, N.

  • Fokker, N. Oriental Rugs For Today. 1973

Folsach, Kjeld von

  • Folsach, Kjeld von and Anne-Marie Keblow Bernsted 1993 Woven Treasures -- Textiles from the World of Islam. The David Collection, Copenhagen.

  • von Folsach, Kjeld. "Power and Splendor: The Prince and Art before 1500" in Sultan, Shah, and Great Mughal: The History and Culture of the Islamic World. Copenhagen: The National Museum, 1996. 168-185.

  • von Folsach, Kjeld. "The Art of War" in Sultan, Shah, and Great Mughal: The History and Culture of the Islamic World. Copenhagen: The National Museum, 1996. 186-203.

Ford, Garry

Ford, P.J.R.

Foreign Service Institute

  • The Foreign Service Institute is located at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in on Va. State Rt. 50 at the intersection of George Mason Drive one block south of Glebe in Arlington, Virginia. NFATC is a 72-acre campus that formerly held Arlington Hall Junior College Arlington Hall Station, an Army installation.

  •  The National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC) is the primary training institution for personnel of the foreign affairs community. That includes State Department as well as 43 other government agencies. There are over 425 courses including 60 in language. The courses last from 2 days to two years.

Forkl, H.

  • Forkl, H., Kalter, J., Leisten, T., & Pavaloi, M. Die Garten Des Islam. 1993,

Forman, B.

  • Forman, W. and B. Tapestries from Egypt, Woven by the Children of Harrania. London UK: 1961.

Forman, W.

  • Forman, W. and B. Tapestries from Egypt, Woven by the Children of Harrania. London UK: 1961.

Formenton, F.

  • Formenton, F. Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 1972,

Forrestal James,

Foster, Newton.

Fouquet, D.

  • Fouquet, D. Contribution a l'étude de la céramique orientale. Mémoires, l'Institut égyptien, t. 4, fasc. 1. Cairo: Institut égyptien, 1900.

Fraad. Irma L.

  • Fraad. Irma L., and Richard Ettinghausen. "Sultanate Painting in Persian Style, Primarily from the First Half of the Fifteenth Century: A Preliminary Study." Chhavi (1972): 48-66.

  • Donor to the Smithsonian Institution in Fiscal Year 1994

  • Donor to the Smithsonian Institution in Fiscal Year 1995

Franke, Jerry.

  • "Turkoman Roundtable", Chicago: Panelist ACOR II, 1996

Franses, Jack.

  • Franses, J. European and Oriental Rugs. 1970, Arco,

  • Franses, J. Tribal Rugs From Afghanistan and Turkestan. 1983,

  • Franses, Jack. Tribal Rugs from Afghanistan and Turkestan. London: 1973.

Franses, Michael & Jacqueline.

  • Michael Franses is a London based salesman of used rugs and textiles

  • Franses, Michael. Consultant Editors, Hali The International Magazine of Antique Carpet and Textile Art.

  • Franses, Michael and Eskenazi, John. Turkish Rugs and Old Master Paintings

  • "Early Chinese Rugs" . Washington DC: ICOC 1980.

  • "Turkmen Pieces with Kejebe Designs". Washington DC: ICOC 1980.

  • Franses, Michael: Textile Arts of the Caucasus ; London: 1996.

  • Franses, Michael, and Robert Pinner. "Large Medallion Suzani from Southwest Uzbekistani." Hali 1, no. 2 (1978), pp. 128-133.

  • King, Donald, Robert Pinner and Michael Franses 1981 Eastern Mediterranean Carpets in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Hali, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 36 - 52. London.

  • Quoted in Aberrant Floral Form

  • BADA Member by Specialist Categories

  • Franses, Michael 1982 Chinese Carpets: Early Ninghsia Carpets, Hali 5/2, pp.132-40.

  • Franses, Michael and Robert Pinner 1982 Chinese Carpets in the Victoria & Albert Museum: The Chinese Carpet Collection, Hali 5/2, pp. 142 - 48.

  • Franses, Michael and Pinner, Robert 1980 Caucasian Carpets in the Victoria and Albert Museum: The Caucasian Collection, Hali 3/2, pp. 96 - 115.

  • Franses, Michael , Pinner, Robert. "Mughal Floral Lattice Carpet" In "The Art of the Mughal Carpet." Hali 4, no. 3 (1983) p. 232 - 33, 238.

  • Cited in:Oriental Rugs: Mughal Floral Lattice Carpet

  • Pinner, Robert and Michael Franses, eds. 1980 Turkoman Studies I: Aspects of the Weaving and Decorative Arts of Central Asia. Oguz Press, London.

Frantz, K.

  • Frauenknecht, B. and Frantz, K. Anatolische Gebetskilims. 1978,

  • Frauenknecht, B. and Frantz, K. Turkish Prayer Rugs. Nuremberg: 1978.

Frauenknecht, B.

Freeman, M.B.

  • Freeman, M.B. The Unicorn Tapestries. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, l976,

  • Freeman, M. B. The St. Martin Embroideries. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968.

Fremlin Carpet

  • Indian Carpet wool on cotton Lahore circa 1640

  • Irwin, John. "Fremlin Carpet" Indian Carpets, Bombay: Marg Publications, 1965

French & Co.

  • French & Co. The Creation of the World. n.d.,

Frierman, Jay D.

  • Frierman, Jay D. Medieval Ceramics, VI to XIII Centuries. Exhibition organized by the Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles.. Los Angeles: Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, 1975.


  • Artificial paste bodied ceramics combining silica, glass frit, and fine white clay.

  • Iznik tile can be up to 3/4 quartz as the filler in the frit.

Fritz, Robert.

  • Bob Fritz of Robert Fritz Oriental Rugs in Durham, NC was in Afghanistan when the Soviets invaded. He may well have been the first American to see the invasion.

Frost, K.

  • Frost, K. Eastern Rugs From Lariston. 1986,

Frost, Robert

Frothingham, Alice Wilson.

  • Frothingham, Alice Wilson. Catalogue of Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America. New York, 1936.

Frum, David.

  • Neo-Conservative former Bush speech writer. Left White House after scandal when his wife claimed he coined the Bushism "Axis of Evil". First he seemed to acknowledged it then he denied it later claiming he came up with "Axis of Hate".

  • Claims Bush did not fire him. Seen as disloyal by some for stealing Bush's glory.

  • Questions have arisen about Frum a then foreign national working as a Bush speech writer.

  • Not born in the US but naturalized recently (2002).

  • Popular speaker in Canadian Synagogues as well as occasional guest on network "talking head" shows.

  • Frum Hatchet Job on Novak and Buchanan

Richard Nelson Frye


  • Fuschine was a name for light sensitive magenta aniline dyes. There were at least 5 separate dyes called Fuschine the first of which was invented by Hoffman and Nicholson circa 1858. Later Fuschine was available at least until the second decade of the twentieth century and is not discernibly different with earlier Fuschine by visual test.

  • Use of Certain Rug Dyes as Markers of Age, by Paul Mushak, Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 15, No. 5, June/July, 1995

  • Dyes and Dating Caucasian Weavings, by Steve Price, Fugitive Fuchsin poses questions, Vol. 15/4

  • RugNotes - Dyes

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