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"Lotto" rug fragment ("Kilim" style) with a Timurid style diagonally plaited half-lattice border, mid XVI century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg (Gew 4913). Size: 152cm x 276cm (5'0"x9'1"). Published in Hali 172


This is one of the earlierst examples, proving that the so called kilim style Lotto rugs existed in the 16th century.


The rug was originally at the Evangelical Church, Bistrita (Transylvania)