Rug Notes Index
Oakley, Penny, Contributing
Editors, Hali The International Magazine of
Antique Carpet and Textile Art.
"EXHIBITIONS". Hali 98, 1998. page 98.
"Ottoman textiles in Istanbul."
Obendiek, Helena. The Tarim Basin
Carpet, A Tradition in Transition. Hong Kong:
China Heritage Arts Foundation, 1997.
Ron OCallaghan is the
proprietor of Asian Trade and Oriental Rug
Ron is a rug seller on eBay and
sells under the email name ronocal
Sells inexpensive new items
almost always misdated. I am sure it is not on
purpose but when Ron says 1960 I tend to suspect
that circa 2000 is usually closer to the truth.
J. Barry Jr.
Consultant with clients that at
various time have included The World Bank, The
Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, The
Department of Justice, The US Department of
State, and various other public and private
Contributor to ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
MODERN ASIA (Scribners) Wrote the section on
Central Asian carpets.
Former Associate Editor Oriental
Formerly an Editor (Book Reviews)
at Rug News
Formerly Editor and Publisher of
family pages J. Barry O'Connell Jr
Office National de l'Artisanat.
The Oghuz were an old Turkic
confederation with 23 component tribes. The Oghuz
history and the history of Oriental rug
weaving are closely intertwined.
Both Northern and Southern
Azerbaijan dialects give us a view of who the
descendents of the Oghuz are. as well as Turkmen
See Guiode to Turkmen Rugs
Olçer, N. Kilims. 1989,
Olçer, N., V. Enderlein, F.
Batari, & J. Mills. Turkish Carpets From the
13th -18th Centuries. 1996,
Olschak, Blanch C.
Omar Mahmoud Abu Omar
Omar Mahmoud Abu Omar, AKA Abu
Qatada, AKA Abou Qatada is a fundamentalist
Muslim cleric at the Regent's Park mosque in
central London. He recruited many of his students
for al-Qaeda including Djamel Beghal
Trabelsi. he was tried in absentia in Jordan
for a number of bombings but he was protected by
the English Government. Lives in the London
suburbs in a small home with his wife and 4
children. Recently the Brits froze his bank
account when they discovered $270,000 even though
Qatada was on welfare.
Omar is head of Taliban and had
his headquarters in Kandahar.
Mullah Omar lived in Jalalabad in the
province of Nangahar
and served under Mujahedin Commander Mullah
Yunus Khalis in the Hezb-i-Islami
during the Russian war.
Omar is from the province of Oruzgan.
Omar is said to have shrapnel
pressing on his brain from an explosion a few
years ago. This affects his judgement and
accounts for his visions.
Omar claimed the title of emir of
Afghanistan, Amir-ul Momineen (leader of the
faithful) and Calif (the spiritual and political
leader of all Islam). He
was born the son of a tenant farmer in a mud
hovel near Kandahar in 1959. His family is of
the Hotak tribe who are Ghilzai Pashtuns. Omar
fought as a Mujaheddin against the Russians in
the 1980s under Mullah
Yunus Khalis. Prone to injuries he lost his
right eye. He later caught shrapnel in his head
that has been pressuring his brain and causing
With intensive Pakistani and
Saudi backing Omar attempted to create a pure
Islamic state. The problem is that he never
really understood true Islam. He adopted a
bastardized form of Sunni Islam called Deobandi Islam and is
deeply influenced by heterodox Wahabbi Islam and
Pashtunwali (Pashtun social custom).
Ordinary Rugs of the
15th and 16th century
Oriental Carpet Museum
Ory, Solange. "Kitabat, 2.
In the Near East" in The Encyclopaedia of
Islam. 2d edition. Vol. 5. Leiden: E. J. Brill,
Osama Bin Laden
Museum für angewandte Kunst.
Österreichisches Museum für
angewandte Kunst. in Kunst des Islam: Teppiche,
Keramiken, und Fayencen, Gläser, und
Moscheelampen, Metallarbeiten aus den Sammlungen
des Österreichischen Museums für angewandte
Kunst, Wien. Wien, 28 May-26 October 1977.
Vienna: Österreichisches Museum für angewandte
Otsea, Mary Jo.
Otto-Dorn, K., Das Islamische
Iznik (Archäologisches Institut des Deutschen
Reiches, Istanbuler Forschungen), 13 (1941).
Oz, Tashin. Turkish Ceramics.
Oz, Tashin. Turkkumas ve
Kandifeleri, I & II. (Turkish Textiles and
Velvets. 1. XIV-XVIC. 2. XVII-XIXC.). Istanbul: ?
Öz, Tahsin, Turkish Ceramics,
J. Barry O'Connell Jr.
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Last revised: November 09, 2008.
Rugs the O'Connell Guides
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