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"Lotto" rug, XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Franz Bausback Collection (previously Cattowitz Collection)


Size: 280 x 148 cm
Warp: natural wool, 2 Z-yarns, Weft: red wool, 2 plies

Symmetrical knot with 4 knots per 1 cm warp, and 3 to 4 knots per 1 cm weft
Colours: brilliant red, light and dark blue, green, yellow, aubergine-brown, beige

Ends: not original, old restoration on about 6 to 7 lines of knots, selvedges new, 2 and partly 4 lines of knots restored restorations mainly in the middle of the main border as well as in the inner field

Published in Alte Orientteppiche, Spuhler / Konig / Volkmann, Callwey Verlag, Munchen, page 4 Die Nachfahren des Pazyryk-Teppichs, page 11
Provenence: Cattowitz Collection
Literature for similar pieces: Kurt Erdmann, Der orientalische Knupfteppich, plate 2
Andrei Lertesz-Badrus, Tiirkische Teppiche in Siebenburgen, plate 106
Peter Bausback, Antike Orientteppiche,
Klinkhardt und Biermann, Munchen, Seite 51
similar piece to the carpet in the Bargello-Museum, Florence
One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets, page 83
Collection Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The rug was exhibited at the European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht in March 2000