Sheikh Abdallah I. ibn Saud (1740-1818) from the House of Saud, ruled the First Saudi State and was Imam of the Wahhabi from 1814-1818. Beheaded at Constantinople (Istanbul, Byzanz) in 1818.
Source: An Account of the Transactions of His Majesty’s Mission to the Court of Persia, in the Years 1807-11: To which is appended a brief history of Wahauby. By Sir Harford Jones Brydges. Publisher: James Bohn, London 1834.
Sir Harford Jones Brydges (1764-1847) was an English diplomat and author, ambassador to the court of Fatḥ-ʿAlī Shah Qājār from 1807 to 1811.
Lieutenant James Sutherland (1784-1850), Bombay Infantry, was Engineer-Surveyor on the expedition. He was created Knight of the Lion and the Sun by the Shah in 1810.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.