Pile generally low to knotheads with areas of foldwear showing foundation, borders and some of blue field near original 1/8 inch pile, dark browns also oxidized to knotheads and foundation.
Sides with original 2 cord wool selvages with losses and fraying.
Lower end with remnants of original flatwoven finish, now fraying, partially secured with loose binding stitch. Upper end lacking outer guard stripe, slightly fraying into guard border, partially secured with binding stitch.
Supple handle, luminous color, sound fabric. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.