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"Lotto" carpet, XVI century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Iparmuveszeti Muzeum (Museum of Applied Art), Budapest, Inventory number: 19924. Provenance: acquired from Ledács Kiss Aladár collection, Budapest, 1944.

Structure; Warp: wool, Z2S, ivory, alternate warps (left ones) slight!y depressed: Weft: wool, 1Z, brown, red (Rubia tinctorum L.), 2 shoots, "lazy lines"; Ends: cut and rewoven; Sides: cut and rewoven; Pile: wool, 2Z, five coiours: red (Rubia tinctorum L.), ochre (Reseda luteola L,), blue (indigo), brown (undyed), ivory; Knots: ghiordes, horizontal: ca. 31/ 10 cm, vertical: ca. 40/10 cm, ca. 1240/dm2.
Size: 179x192cm
Field: on a red ground "Lotto" pattern: a network of arabesque octagons and quatrefoils in yellow, according to Ch. G, Ellis in "Kilim style"; Border: the red main stripe filled with closed Kufic interlace in ivory.
Condition: Lower half (third?) missing, badly worn, right border main stripe and the outer guard stripes new weaving; restored by the Carpet Restorer Workshop of Bela Kiss, Budapest, around 1943-44.
Published: Csernyanszky 1945 pp. 22—29.; Egyed— Borsi 1962 cat. no. 5.; Ledacs—Szutsne 1963 p. 48. ill. 3.; Ledacs-Szuts 1977 p. 67. ill. XI.; Gombos 1979/b cat no. 127.; Batari 1980/b p. 84. ill. 9.; Batari 1982; Bataril 1986/cat no.5.ill.5.; Batari 1986//cat. no. 7. ill. 3.