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"Lotto" rug (ragged palmette and hooked bar motif main border), 1650-1700, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. 115x155cm, 780 knots/dm2. Brukenthal Museum, inventory no: 1623. Formerly it was in the Evangelical church in Miercurea

Published in Stefano Ionescu's "Antique Ottoman rugs in Transylvania"



Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu

Evangelical fortified church, Miercurea