Antique Rugs of the Future Project

About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan
Shearing, Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning
The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn
Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Natural Dyes and Dyeing Photos

Our Natural Dyestuffs
Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs (sold pieces)
Current Inventory

Educational Section
Search the website
Interior design with our rugs
Antique & Old rugs and kilims for sale


back to "Historical Lotto carpets" main page


"Lotto" carpet, first half XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Iparmuveszeti Muzeum (Museum of Applied Arts), Budapest, Inventory number: 7970 (or 51.121.1)

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.
Published: Egyed-Borsi 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.