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"Lotto" carpet with a cloudband motif border, late XVI century, Western Turkey, Ottoman Empire. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of the Sharples family in memory of Philip M. Sharples, 1948

Medium: Wool and possibly goat hair
Dimensions: 9 feet 7 inches x 5 feet 11 1/2 inches (292.1 x 181.6 cm)
Curatorial Department: East Asian Art

Object Location: Currently not on view
Accession Number: 1948-83-2


Warp: Wool or goat hair, Z2S, ivory, red end dip, not far into border. Alternate warps slightly depressed. One warp replaced with black-brown wool for about 6" on the loom.

Weft: Wool, z, ivory with some dark fibers, dyed red, X2. Diagonal lines of weft return.

Pile: Wool. 2Z, clipped to cover collars. Gordes knotting, pulled to the left, h 7 1/2, v 9 1/2 (72 knots per sq. in.).
Ends: Cut and rewoven

Sides: Cut and rewoven
Condition: Reduced in length and rejoined below center. Outer guard stripe rewoven entirely at top, mostly at bottom, variably at sides. Full of rewoven areas (many small) now faded.
Quality: Ordinary. Back feels rather rough.
Pile colors: Ivory, black-brown, ecru, dark red, crimson brick red, pink, dull orange, strong golden yellow, medium blue-green, dark blue, dark medium blue, light blue, pale blue. Ecru substitutes at times for ivory.

Published: Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Charles Grant Ellis