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"Lotto" rug fragment (so called "kilim style"), first half XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Iparmuveszeti Muzeum (Museum of Applied Art), Budapest, inv. no: 14432. Acquired from Emil Sigerus Collection, Nagyszeben (Sibu), 1917.

Structure: Warp: wool, Z2S, ivory, alternate warps (left ones) slightly depressed; Weft: wool, 1-2Z, light brick red, lighl brown, 1-2 shoots, "lazy lines"; Ends: cut; Sides: cut and rewoven: Pile: wool, 2Z, four colours: ivory, red 2 (lac dye/dark/, Rubia tinctorum L./yellowish/), blue (indigo), brown (undyed): Knots; ghiordes, horizontal: ca-21/10cm, vertical: ca. 29/10 cm, ca. 609/dm2.
Field:on a red ground "Lorenzo Lotto" pattern in yellow, according to Ch.G.Ellis "Kilim style";
Border: in the blue main stripe large rosettes alternated with quatrefoils separated by ornament of Kufic origin in yellow and red.
Condition: lower half (third?) missing, worn, moth-eaten.
Provenance: acquired from Emil Sigerus collection Nagyszeben, 1917.
Published: Gombos 1979/b cat. no. 124.; Gombos 1982/a cat. no. 40.; Batari 1986/ccat. no. 7. ill. 7.; Batari 1986/f cat. no. 9.

length: 114 cm
width: 111 cm