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"Lotto" rug with meander border, second half XVI century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Bardini Collection. 129x180cm (4'3"x5'11"). Museo Storico della Caccia e del Territorio, Florence, inv. no 279. 


Warp: ivory wool, Z2S, on two levels Woof: red wool, Z, 2 passages, diagonal lines barely visible Knot: wool and cotton, symmetrical, about 30h x 39v = 1170 n/dmq Colors: (9) deep red, deep-yellow, ivory, blue, azure, light green, peach pink, black/brown (very corroded), white cotton (only few knots to higher edge)

Bibliography: A. Boralevi in 'Geometrie d'Oriente - Stefano Bardini e il tappeto antico', cat. ed. Livorno (Sillabe), 1999, pp. 56-57.