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"Lotto" rug, XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Harvard Art Museums (Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum)

Warps: 2 Z spun S plied dyed red wool warps; warps were dipped into dye after spinning and plying; alternate warps slightly depressed.

Weft: 1 ply Z spun light red wool; 2 yarns per shoot.

Pile: 2 Z spun S plied wool.

Pile colors: red, yellow, white, dark blue, light blue, green abrashed to yellow, corrosive brown.

Knots: symmetrical. Knots per vertical decimeter: 37. Knots per horizontal decimeter: 35. Both selvedges replaced. Top end: 2-3 cm. yellow tapestry weave, stripped. Bottom end: largely restored.
158 x 119 cm (62 3/16 x 46 7/8 in.)
Creation Place: Western Turkey, Turkey
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Museum Collection, 1978.96