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Lotto-Ushak, acquired from Ulrich Schürmann in 1971, now Bausback Collection. 230 x 117 cm, 16th century, Ushak, Highlands of Anatolia, Turkey, Published Ellis, Charles Grant “The Lotto Pattern as a fashion in carpets“, page 20, Ulrich Schürmann “Teppiche aus dem Orient”, page 56/57



image source:, John Taylor