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"Lotto" carpet, early 16th century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Philadelphia Museum of Art. The John D. McIlhenny Collection, 1943

Medium: Wool and possibly goat hair
Dimensions: 7 feet 8 inches x 4 feet 8 inches (233.7 x 142.2 cm)
Curatorial Department: East Asian Art
* Gallery 221, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number: 1943-40-68


Warp: Wool or goat hair, Z2S, ivory with darker fibers. Alternate warps slightly depressed.
Weft: Wool, z, ivory, dyed light red, X2. Several diagonal lines of weft return.
Pile: Wool, 2Z, clipped to cover collars. Gordes knotting, pulled to the left, h 7 1/2 - 8; v 9-10+ (66 to 82 knots per sq. in.).
Ends: Rebuilt with new kilims
Sides: Rebuilt
Condition: Outer guard stripe and finish on all sides completely new. Several rewoven areas have faded. Especially along center line. Back appears weathered.
Quality: Ordinary. Rather loosely woven.
Pile colors: Ivory, black-brown, rosy brick red, dull orange, yellow, medium blue-blue-green, dark medium blue, light medium blue

Purchased by John D. Mcllhenny at the Elia Volpi (Palazzo Davanzati) sale, American Art Association, New York. November 21-27, 1916, no 260