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"Lotto" rug with pseudo-Kufic border pattern, XVI century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Bardini Collection. 111x168cm. Museo Storico della Caccia e del Territorio, Florence, inv. no 523.

Warp: wool ivory, Z2S, on two levels Woof: light red wool, Z, 2 passages, diagonal lines very pronounced Knot: wool, Z, symmetrical about 32h x 44v = 1408 n/dmq Colors: (9) dark red, yellow, green-yellow, ivory, green-blue, blue, azure, light green, black/brown (corroded)


image source:, John Taylor