"Lotto" carpet with a
cartouche border, XVI
Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Philadelphia Museum of Art. John G. Johnson Collection,
1917. Johnson purchased it from Julius Böhler, in Munich, August 13, 1912.
Size: 5'7"x4'2" (171 x 125 cm)
Warp: Wool, Z2S,
ivory. Varies from warps on one level to alternate warps slightly depressed.
Weft: Wool, Z, ivory with a few dark fibers, dyed rust red or rose red,
X2. Diagonal lines of weft return, some interlocked.
Pile: Wool, 2Z,
collars now showing. Gordes knotting, pulled to the left, h 7 1/2, v 9 (67
knots per sq. in.).
Ends: Top: 1/2" of Z light blue wool kilim. Bottom:
5/8" of z light blue wool kilim.
Sides: Cut. New 4-cord selvage.
Condition: Generally good, but worn down. Much brown of border reknotted in
lighter shade. Small rewoven areas discoloring from violet to pink,
especially in border. Small stains. Quality: Fair. Feels harsh.
colors: Ivory, black-brown, dark brown, crimson brick red, pink, dull
orange, light golden yellow, dark medium blue-blue-green, light blue, dark
Dimensions: 5 feet 7 1/2 inches x 4 feet 1 1/2 inches
(171 x 125 cm)
Curatorial Department: East Asian Art, Gallery 261,
European Art 1500-1850, second floor
Accession Number: Cat. 1160