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"Lotto" rug ( "ornamented-style arabesque"), second half XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Iparmuveszeti Muzeum (Museum of Applied Arts), Budapest. Inventory number: 14781

Size: 113x166cm
Warp: wool, Z2S, ivory, warp ends dyed brick red, alternate warps (left ones) slightly depressed:
Weft: wool, 1Z, brick red (Rubia tinctorum L.), 2 shoots;
Ends: bottom ca. 5-7 cm of red and yellow striped wool (2Z) kilim, top: ca. 5-7 cm of blue, red striped wool (2Z) kilim;
Sides: four cords with 4x2 warps, wool, Z2S, after each row of knots before the inner cord the weft turns back making a needlework effect on the surface of the selvages,
Pile: wool, 2Z, four colours: red (Rubiatinctorum L.), yellow (Reseda luteola L / Salvia tribola L) , black-brown (indigo on undyed brown wool) brownish violet;
Knots:ghiordes, horizontal: ca.31/10cm, vertical: ca. 29/10 cm, ca. 899/dm2.

Field: on a red ground "Lotto" pattern in yellow according to Ch.G.Ellis in "Ornamented style";
Border: in the red main stripe blue cartouches alternate with yellow ones.

Condition: lower left corner and in the field two larger holes rewoven, restored by Istvanne Csupak, 1983.


Pásztor Emese: Spectacle and Splendour. Ottoman Masterpieces from the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, 2016. - Cat. 40
Szerk.: Pásztor Emese: Oszmán-török szőnyegek az Iparművészeti Múzeum gyűjteményéből. Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2007. - Nr. 12.
Franses Michael: In Praise of God: Anatolian Rugs in Transylvanian Churches. Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, 2007. - Nr. 10.
Szerk.: Batári Ferenc: Oszmán-török szőnyegek. Az Iparművészeti Múzeum gyűjteményei I. Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1994. - Nr. 18.

Published: Gombos 1979/b cat. no. 120.; Gombos 182/a cat. no.41.; Batari 1986/c cat. no. 10. ill 10.; Batari 1986/f cat. no. 13





Funerary Portrait, Lotto rug, unknown painter, Hungarian National Museum