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"Lotto" Ushak rug fragment, XVII century. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inventory no: 859-1902.


Carpet fragment
Place of origin: Turkey (made)
Date: 17th century (made)
Artist/Maker: Unknown
Materials and Techniques: Knotted woollen pile
Museum number: 859-1902
Gallery location: In Storage
Descriptive line
Carpet fragment, knotted woollen pile, Turkish, 17th century

Physical description
Carpet fragment, probably a side border, of knotted woollen pile. A continuous angular stem bearing conventional flowers in red, yellow, green
and black on a blue ground.

Warp: white wool; Z2S; 72 threads per dm (18 per in.)
Weft: red wool; Z-spun, unpiled; two shoots after each row of knots; 38 knots per dm (9 per in.); 'lazy lines'
Pile: wool; six colours: red, yellow, light yellow, green, blue, black; symmetrical knot; 1,368 knots per sq. dm (81 per sq. in.)
Side and End Finishes: missing.

Length: 29 in, Width: 7 in

Museum number: 859-1902

Object history note
Acquired in Italy.
Purchased (854 to 859-1920, 5). Registered File number 85086/1901 and 21201/1902.