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"Lotto" rug, XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire.

Lot: 195
Its substantially coarser weave and asymmetric field design indicate that this Lotto, from the same private collection as lot no. …, was made at a much later date. The extra wide border containing cartouches on a midnight blue ground is a striking and dominant feature. – The original finishes are missing all around, obvious signs of wear, various old repiled sections have faded in colour.

Origin: West Anatolia
Dimensions: 160 x 114 cm
Age: Second half 17th century
Literature: IONESCU, STEFANO (ed.), Die Osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rome 2006, cat. 38 - 42 *** DAY, SUSAN, et al., Great Carpets of the World. (English edition). Paris 1996, pl. 55

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 28. May 2011
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles