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"Lotto" carpet, XVI century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1967

Dimensions: 5 feet 4 inches x 3 feet 7 inches (162 x 109 cm)
Curatorial Department: East Asian Art
Object Location: Currently not on view

Accession Number: 1967-30-308

Published: Ellis, 1978, "Philadelphia," p. 40, fig. 22
Technical Analysys
Warp: Wiry wool or goat hair, Z2S, ivory. Alternate warps slightly depressed.
Weft: Wool, z, ivory with a few black-brown fibers, dyed light red, X2. Several short diagonal lines of weft return.
Pile: Wool, 2Z, clipped to cover collars. Gordes knotting, pulled to the left, h 7 V2, v 11 (82 knots per sq. in.).
Ends: Cut
Sides: Cut
Condition: Outer guard stripe apparently lost. Several rewoven areas on center line and in lower border. Several transverse wear streaks. Much of black-brown outlining has eroded out. Otherwise quite good. Back appears weathered.
Quality: Good. Flexible.
Pile colors: Ivory, black-brown, light brick red, straw yellow, medium blue, light medium blue