"Lotto" carpet, first half XVII
century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Iparmuveszeti
Muzeum (Museum of Applied Arts), Budapest, Inventory number: 7970 (or
Si&: 128,5x174cm 1m.
Warp: wool, Z2S, ivory,
alternate warps (left ones) slightly depressed;
Weft: wool, 1Z, 2
shoots, "lazy lines";
Ends: bottom: red (2Z) - light blue(1Z) - red
striped wool kilim, top: red (1Z) -blue (2Z) - red striped wool kilim;
Sides: five cords with 5x2 warps, wool, 1Z, blue, 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, eight colours: red 2, yellow,
blue 2, black-brown, ivory;
Knots: ghiordes, horizontal: ca. 27/10 cm,
vertical: ca. 31/10 cm, ca. 837/dm2.
Field: on a red ground "Lotto" pattern in yellow, according to Ch.G.EJlis in
"Kilim style"; Border: in the blue main stripe cogwheel rosettes on an
angular scroll alternated with trefoils.
Condition: worn, the right
upper corner, the right inner guard stripe partly and several smaller holes
rewoven missing pile reconstructed by needlework.
1962 cat, no- 4/1; Csernyanszky 1966 p. 586.; Batari 1975/a cat. no. 3. ill.
3.; Gombos 1979/b cat. no. 155.; Batari 1983/b p. 430. ill. 10.; Batari
1986/c cat. no. 8. ill. 8.; Batari 1986/f cat. no. 10. ill. IV.