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"Lotto" rug, XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Formerly with Tucher von Simmelsdorf family, Bavaria

image courtesy: John Taylor,


John Taylor's notes: "The carpet once with Baron von Tucher and published in Tapis Turc has been missing for 70 years. Its border relates to that on the Calwer carpet in Stuttgart"