"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)
Department: East Asian Art
Object Location: Currently not on view
Accession Number: 1967-30-308
Published: Ellis, 1978, "Philadelphia," p. 40, fig. 22
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
Pile: Wool, 2Z, clipped to cover collars. Gordes knotting,
pulled to the left, h 7 V2, v 11 (82 knots per sq. in.).
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.
Ivory, black-brown, light brick red, straw yellow, medium blue, light